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There are 6 ways to get from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach by plane, bus, bus and ferry, ferry, train or car

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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Fly to Hamilton Island  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Hamilton Island (HTI) HVB - HTI

$267 - $810

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Bus  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Transit Center to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$70 - $120

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Fly to Mackay, bus  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Mackay (MKY) HVB - MKY
  2. Take the bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach

$233 - $485

Fly to Proserpine, bus and ferry, ferry  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Proserpine (PPP) HVB - 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

$360 - $673

Train  •  14h 1m

  1. Take the train from Maryborough West to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$107 - $158

Drive  •  12h 24m

  1. Drive from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach 547.8 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $110 - $160 and takes 12h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach is to fly and bus which costs $320 - $700 and takes 6h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hervey Bay - Transit Center and arriving at Airlie Beach. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 55m.

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The distance between Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach is 702 km. The road distance is 876.4 km.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach without a car is to bus which takes 12h 55m and costs $100 - $170.

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It takes approximately 7h 24m to get from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Hervey Bay - Transit Center station.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach is to fly which takes 7h 24m and costs $370 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $170 and takes 12h 55m, you could also train, which costs $150 - $230 and takes 14h 1m.

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There is no direct flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Hamilton Island Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 438.5 miles
  • Duration: 7h 24m

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

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach twice daily. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $120 and the journey takes 12h 55m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $490
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Maryborough West to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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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 Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$12 - $18
Flexifare
$20 - $28
Bus from Hervey Bay - Transit Center to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
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
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach is 876 km. It takes approximately 12h 24m to drive from Hervey Bay to Airlie Beach.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Hervey Bay Airport to Hamilton Island Airport.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Airlie Beach. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Hervey Bay Airport is to taxi which takes 9m and costs $24 - $29.

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