There are 5 ways to get from North Lakes to Rainbow Beach by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Nambour  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Petrie station, platform 2 to Nambour station, platform 1
  2. Take the bus from Nambour to Kybong
  3. Take the bus from Kybong to Rainbow Beach

$48 - $87

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Petrie station, platform 2 to Gympie North station, platform 1 Brgy
  2. Take the bus from Gympie to Rainbow Beach Gx440

$36 - $80

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Rainbow Beach

$46 - $63

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from North Lakes to Rainbow Beach 212.8 km

$27 - $40

Fly, bus  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hervey Bay (HVB) BNE - HVB
  2. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Rainbow Beach

$197 - $545

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The cheapest way to get from North Lakes to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from North Lakes to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from North Lakes station to Rainbow Beach. However, there are services departing from North Lakes station, platform 2 and arriving at Rainbow Beach via Aspley Gympie Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 35m.

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The distance between North Lakes and Rainbow Beach is 149 km. The road distance is 212.8 km.

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The best way to get from North Lakes to Rainbow Beach without a car is to train and bus via Nambour which takes 6h 1m and costs $45 - $90.

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It takes approximately 6h 1m to get from North Lakes to Rainbow Beach, including transfers.

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North Lakes to Rainbow Beach bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Aspley Gympie Road station.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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North Lakes to Rainbow Beach bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Rainbow Beach station.

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Yes, the driving distance between North Lakes to Rainbow Beach is 213 km. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from North Lakes to Rainbow Beach.

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Map of how to get from North Lakes to Rainbow Beach.
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  • Distance: 148.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 1m

What companies run services between North Lakes, QLD, Australia and Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia?

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from North Lakes to Rainbow Beach once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 4h 40m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Petrie station, platform 2 to Nambour station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Petrie station, platform 2 to Gympie North station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
TRANSLink QLD
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Nambour to Kybong
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$23 - $30
Premium
$22 - $30
Advantage
$20 - $25
Bus from Kybong to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$27 - $35
Premium
$27 - $40
Advantage
$26 - $31
Bus from Gympie to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$26 - $35
Premium
$25 - $35
Advantage
$24 - $29
Bus from Hervey Bay - Palace Hostel to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$30 - $40
Premium
$30 - $45
Advantage
$30 - $40
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Kybong to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Gympie to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Qantas offers flights from Brisbane Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Rainbow Beach. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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