There are 3 ways to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Airlie Beach by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 3 min

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

$26 - $45

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

$29 - $39

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 - $29 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 costs $35 - $65 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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The distance between Mackay Airport (MKY) and Airlie Beach is 112 km. The road distance is 157.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Airlie Beach without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 3 min and costs $35 - $65.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Mackay Airport (MKY) to Airlie Beach is 158 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Airlie Beach.

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There are 161+ hotels available in Airlie Beach. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 69.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 3 min

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 twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $28 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

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
$19 - $27
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$12 - $18
Flexifare
$20 - $28
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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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