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There are 7 ways to get from Gladstone to Airlie Beach by bus, train, car, plane, bus and ferry or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Gladstone to Airlie Beach Gx402 / ...

$45 - $150

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Train  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Gladstone to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$68 - $96

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Mount Larcom to Airlie Beach

$64 - $88

Drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Gladstone to Airlie Beach 370.6 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Hamilton Island  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Gladstone (GLT) to Hamilton Island (HTI) GLT - HTI

$341 - $939

Fly to Proserpine, bus and ferry, ferry  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Gladstone (GLT) to Proserpine (PPP) GLT - PPP
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
  3. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie

$255 - $598

Fly to Mackay, train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Gladstone (GLT) to Mackay (MKY) GLT - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$283 - $759

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The cheapest way to get from Gladstone to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gladstone to Airlie Beach is to fly which costs $480 - $1,400 and takes 7 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gladstone and arriving at Airlie Beach. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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The distance between Gladstone and Airlie Beach is 476 km. The road distance is 593 km.

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The best way to get from Gladstone to Airlie Beach without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 10 min and costs $65 - $210.

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The bus from Gladstone to Airlie Beach takes 8 h 10 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Gladstone to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Gladstone station.

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The best way to get from Gladstone to Airlie Beach is to bus which takes 8 h 10 min and costs $65 - $210. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $140 and takes 9 h 21 min, you could also fly, which costs $480 - $1,400 and takes 7 h 36 min.

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There is no direct flight from Gladstone Airport to Hamilton Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Gladstone to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Airlie Beach station.

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Map of how to get from Gladstone to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 297.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 10 min

What companies run services between Gladstone, QLD, Australia and Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia?

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Gladstone to Airlie Beach twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $150 and the journey takes 8 h 10 min. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Gladstone to Airlie Beach once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gladstone to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Gladstone to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Flights from Gladstone to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Gladstone to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Gladstone to Mackay via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gladstone to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Gladstone to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Gladstone to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gladstone to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $450
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Gladstone to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Mackay to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Gladstone to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$45 - $70
Flexifare
$60 - $85
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mount Larcom to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Gladstone to Airlie Beach is 593 km. It takes approximately 8 h 26 min to drive from Gladstone to Airlie Beach.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Gladstone Airport to Hamilton Island Airport.

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There are 196+ hotels available in Airlie Beach. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gladstone to Gladstone Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs $23 - $28.

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