There are 3 ways to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Airlie Beach by bus, 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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Bus  •  2 h 3 min

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

$27 - $46

2 alternative options

Train, line 1 bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Mill St at Proserpine to Shute Harbour Rd at Airlie Beach Central 1

$30 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Airlie Beach 98.5 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Airlie Beach is to bus which takes 2 h 3 min and costs $35 - $65.

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The distance between Mackay Airport (MKY) and Airlie Beach is 112 km. The road distance is 158 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Mackay Airport (MKY), Australia and Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia?

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Airlie Beach 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $29 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$12 - $18
Flexifare
$21 - $29
Whitsunday Transit
Website
whitsundaytransit.com.au
Bus from Mill St at Proserpine to Shute Harbour Rd at Airlie Beach Central
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
whitsundaytransit.com.au

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