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

Bus to Hervey Bay, fly to Proserpine  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba
  2. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Proserpine (PPP) HVB - PPP

$305 - $642

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Maryborough Gx440
  2. Take the bus from Maryborough to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$83 - $151

4 alternative options

Bus to Hervey Bay, fly to Mackay, train  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba
  2. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Mackay (MKY) HVB - MKY
  3. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$255 - $515

Bus, train to Brisbane, fly to Proserpine  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Kybong
  2. Take the bus from Puma Roadhouse Kybong to Nambour
  3. Take the train from Nambour, platform 3 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
  4. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP

$113 - $291

Bus, train  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Maryborough Gx440
  2. Take the train from Maryborough West to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$116 - $177

Drive  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach 600.4 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 13 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach is to bus and fly which costs $410 - $900 and takes 8 h 24 min.

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The distance between Rainbow Beach and Airlie Beach is 770 km. The road distance is 960.6 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 24 min to get from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach. However, there are services departing from Rainbow Beach and arriving at Airlie Beach via Maryborough. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 min.

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

You can take a bus from Rainbow Beach to Airlie Beach via Maryborough in around 15 h 35 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Maryborough West to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
10 h 24 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Nambour, platform 3 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Kybong
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$14 - $20
Bus from Puma Roadhouse Kybong to Nambour
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $16
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$4 - $7
Flexifare
$11 - $16
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Maryborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$15 - $21
Bus from Maryborough to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $130

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