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

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach Gx402 / ...

$40 - $140

6 alternative options

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton George Street to Marlborough
  2. Take the bus from Marlborough to Airlie Beach

$48 - $72

Train  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$56 - $79

Drive  •  6h 51m

  1. Drive from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach 302.8 miles

$40 - $65

Fly to Mackay, bus  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Mackay (MKY) ROK - MKY
  2. Take the bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach

$179 - $640

Fly to Hamilton Island  •  8h 15m

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Hamilton Island (HTI) ROK - HTI

$254 - $633

Fly to Proserpine, bus and ferry, ferry  •  9h 11m

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Proserpine (PPP) ROK - PPP
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
  3. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie

$215 - $427

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The cheapest way to get from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 6h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach is to fly and bus which costs $250 - $900 and takes 5h 9m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Airlie Beach. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between Rockhampton and Airlie Beach is 392 km. The road distance is 484.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach without a car is to bus which takes 6h 30m and costs $55 - $190.

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The bus from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach takes 6h 30m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Rockhampton to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Rockhampton station.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach is to bus which takes 6h 30m and costs $55 - $190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 7h 53m, you could also fly, which costs $350 - $900 and takes 8h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Rockhampton Airport to Mackay Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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

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Map of how to get from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 245 miles
  • Duration: 6h 30m

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $140 and the journey takes 6h 30m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 6h 11m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Mackay
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Rockhampton to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Rockhampton to Hamilton Island via Mackay, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Rockhampton to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Rockhampton to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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Queensland Rail Travel
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 Rockhampton to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $60
Flexifare
$50 - $75
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$12 - $18
Flexifare
$20 - $28
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Marlborough
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Marlborough to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
Premier Motor Service
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Ferry operators

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockhampton to Airlie Beach is 484 km. It takes approximately 6h 51m to drive from Rockhampton to Airlie Beach.

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Qantas offers flights from Rockhampton Airport to Mackay Airport.

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There are 204+ hotels available in Airlie Beach. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Rockhampton Airport is to line 403 bus which takes 4m and costs .

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