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.

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Fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  4 h 48 min

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

$140 - $331

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

$68 - $357

5 alternative options

Fly to Maroochydore, bus  •  6 h 35 min

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

$76 - $316

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

$120 - $193

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 / ...

$123 - $291

Bus  •  25 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach Gx440 / ...

$133 - $301

Drive  •  13 h 27 min

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

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach without a car is to train and bus which takes 21 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Hervey Bay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach is 1169 km. It takes approximately 13 h 27 min to drive from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Rainbow Beach. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach.
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  • Distance: 570 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

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

You can take a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Rainbow Beach via Central Station, Sydney, and Brisbane in around 25 h 2 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 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
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
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
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 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
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

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 Hervey Bay - Torquay to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Bus from Noosa Junction to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $16
Flexifare
$18 - $26
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Noosa Heads Junction to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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