There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Airlie Beach by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Proserpine  •  5 h 58 min

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

$174 - $481

5 alternative options

Fly to Hamilton Island  •  6 h 27 min

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

$198 - $483

Train  •  43 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine

$270 - $525

Bus, train  •  46 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach

$241 - $364

Bus  •  47 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
  2. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 724
  3. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361
  5. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  6. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach

$281 - $387

Drive  •  28 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Airlie Beach 1543 miles

$220 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Airlie Beach is to fly which costs $260 - $650 and takes 6 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Airlie Beach is to fly which costs $230 - $650 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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

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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 Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay, Tamworth and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 38 min.

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

Jetstar, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Airlie Beach every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Airlie Beach via Central Station, Brisbane, Brisbane Roma Street, Proserpine, and Mill St at Proserpine in around 43 h 3 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 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 Friday
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 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
Every day
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 Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
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
5 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Train operators
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 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$210
B-Quick
$116
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$86
Schedules at
crisps.com.au

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