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

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Train, fly to Proserpine  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP

$101 - $254

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Train, fly to Mackay  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY
  3. Take the train from Mackay to Proserpine

$94 - $296

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Train, fly to Hamilton Island  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BNE - HTI

$147 - $456

Train  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$120 - $226

Bus  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$102 - $184

Train, bus  •  22 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach

$132 - $190

Drive  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Surfers Paradise to Airlie Beach 736.3 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Surfers Paradise to Airlie Beach. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Airlie Beach via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 32 min.

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The distance between Surfers Paradise and Airlie Beach is 984 km. The road distance is 1178.1 km.

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The best way to get from Surfers Paradise to Airlie Beach without a car is to train which takes 18 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 58 min to get from Surfers Paradise to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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Surfers Paradise to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd station.

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The best way to get from Surfers Paradise to Airlie Beach is to train which takes 18 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 20 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Proserpine Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Surfers Paradise to Airlie Beach is 1178 km. It takes approximately 15 h 55 min to drive from Surfers Paradise to Airlie Beach.

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Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Proserpine Airport.

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Map of how to get from Surfers Paradise to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 614.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Surfers Paradise to Airlie Beach via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, Brisbane Roma Street, Proserpine, and Mill St at Proserpine in around 18 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Surfers Paradise to Airlie Beach via Brisbane in around 20 h 32 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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Queensland Rail Travel
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
$112
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
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
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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 Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $170
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $170

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