There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach by plane, train, bus 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 Proserpine  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Proserpine (PPP) SYD - PPP

$118 - $400

5 alternative options

Fly to Hamilton Island  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Hamilton Island (HTI) SYD - HTI

$167 - $562

Train  •  30 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$207 - $349

Train, bus  •  34 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$195 - $313

Bus, train  •  38 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St 100
  2. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Muswellbrook Station
  3. Take the bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 355
  4. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach

$219 - $304

Drive  •  23 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Airlie Beach 1227.2 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach is to fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach is to fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 5 h 36 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Airlie Beach is 1532 km. The road distance is 1963.5 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Sydney to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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

Jetstar, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Airlie Beach every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Airlie Beach via Brisbane, Brisbane Roma Street, Proserpine, and Mill St at Proserpine in around 30 h 55 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Muswellbrook Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$12 - $18
1st Class
$16 - $24
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$210
B-Quick
$116
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Port Stephens Coaches
Website
pscoaches.com.au
Bus from Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 7 to Raymond Terrace Coach Stop, Adelaide St
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
pscoaches.com.au
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 - $19
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
$86
Schedules at
crisps.com.au

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