There are 7 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach by plane, bus, 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

Fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  4 h 51 min

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

$146 - $339

Cheapest option

Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Brisbane (BNE) SYD - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Rainbow Beach

$69 - $357

5 alternative options

Fly to Maroochydore, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Maroochydore (MCY) SYD - MCY
  2. Take the bus from Noosa Junction to Rainbow Beach

$76 - $317

Train, bus via Cooroy  •  21 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy
  3. Take the bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach

$121 - $206

Train, bus  •  21 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach Gx440 / ...

$125 - $302

Train, bus via Tamworth  •  24 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Strathfield Station to Muswellbrook Station 223
  2. Take the bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 355
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  4. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach

$150 - $299

Drive  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach 730.4 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach is to fly and bus which costs $90 - $490 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach is to fly and bus which costs $190 - $470 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Rainbow Beach is 912 km. The road distance is 1168.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia and Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach. However, you can fly to Hervey Bay, take the taxi to Hervey Bay - Pialba, then take the bus to Rainbow Beach. Alternatively, you can fly to Maroochydore, take the walk to Mudjimba Esp near David Low Way, take the line 620 bus to Noosa Junction station stop A, take the walk to Noosa Junction, then take the bus to Rainbow Beach.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Train operators
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
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Strathfield Station to Muswellbrook Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Cooroy, platform 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Hervey Bay - Pialba to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Bus from Noosa Junction to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $16
Flexifare
$19 - $27
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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
$85
Schedules at
crisps.com.au

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