Select from 5 ways to get there

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Recommended option

Ferry, bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. 1F
  2. Gx414 / ...

$26 - $253

3 alternative options

Ferry, train  •  6 h 35 min

  1. 1F
  2. Spirit of Queensland

$40 - $76

Ferry, drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. 1F

$27 - $63

Ferry, fly, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. TSV - MKY

$211 - $821

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

There is no direct connection from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach. However, you can take the ferry to Breakwater Ferry, take the walk to Townsville, then take the bus to Airlie Beach. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach via Breakwater Ferry, Breakwater Terminal, Flinders St at station, Townsville, Proserpine, and Mill St at Proserpine in around 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Mackay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $230
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Ferry operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Ferry from Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal to Breakwater Ferry
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Sealink (QLD)
Phone
+61 7 4726 0800
Email
infoqld@sealink.com.au
Website
sealinkqld.com.au
Ferry from Magnetic Island to Townsville
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Schedules at
sealinkqld.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Magnetic Island and Airlie Beach is 234 km.

The cheapest way to get from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach is to ferry and drive which costs $35 - $85 and takes 4 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach is to ferry and bus which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $30 - $340.

It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach, including transfers.