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

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Fly to Proserpine  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Proserpine (PPP) MEL - PPP

$172 - $481

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Fly to Hamilton Island  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Hamilton Island (HTI) MEL - HTI

$193 - $483

Bus, train  •  43 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine

$277 - $470

Train, bus  •  46 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine

$271 - $518

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach

$239 - $362

Train, bus via Albury  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
  3. Take the bus from Canberra to Sydney
  4. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach

$267 - $417

Drive  •  28 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Airlie Beach 1543 miles

$220 - $320

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Airlie Beach. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Airlie Beach via Sydney and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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The distance between Melbourne and Airlie Beach is 1984 km. The road distance is 2468.8 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Airlie Beach without a car is to bus and train which takes 43 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Melbourne to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Airlie Beach is to fly which takes 5 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 2 h.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Proserpine Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Airlie Beach is 2469 km. It takes approximately 28 h 57 min to drive from Melbourne to Airlie Beach.

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Qantas, Jetstar, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Proserpine Airport.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 1240.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

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

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Airlie Beach every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Melbourne to Airlie Beach via Sydney and Brisbane in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $210
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$202
B-Quick
$111
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Southern Cross to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.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 Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $170
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Canberra to Sydney
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
Murrays Coaches

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