There are 7 ways to get from Sydney 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  •  6 h 14 min

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

$158 - $358

Cheapest option

Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  8 h 43 min

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

$80 - $382

5 alternative options

Fly to Maroochydore, bus  •  7 h 58 min

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

$87 - $336

Train, bus via Cooroy  •  20 h 25 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

$117 - $193

Train, bus  •  20 h 27 min

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

$120 - $298

Bus  •  26 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Hamilton Station, Beaumont St, Stand B
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton Station, Beaumont St, Stand A to Scone Station, Coach Stop
  3. Take the bus from Scone Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 351 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Tamworth to Brisbane
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach

$140 - $324

Drive  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Rainbow Beach 722.7 miles

$100 - $150

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

You can take a bus from Sydney to Rainbow Beach via Hamilton Station, Beaumont St, Stand B, Hamilton Station, Beaumont St, Stand A, Scone Station, Coach Stop, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Tamworth, and Brisbane in around 26 h 39 min.

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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
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
$11 - $15
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
$11 - $26
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $16
Flexifare
$19 - $26
Bus from Noosa Junction to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $28
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $17
Flexifare
$19 - $28
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $160
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Bus from Cooroy to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $25
Bus from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $160
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Central Station, Chalmers St to Hamilton Station, Beaumont St, Stand B
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Hamilton Station, Beaumont St, Stand A to Scone Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Scone Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Sydney to Rainbow Beach?

The distance between Sydney and Rainbow Beach is 904 km. The road distance is 1156 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Sydney to Rainbow Beach?

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Rainbow Beach is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 13 h 14 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Sydney to Rainbow Beach?

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Rainbow Beach is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 14 min and costs $200 - $480.

Is there a direct bus between Sydney and Rainbow Beach?

No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Rainbow Beach. However, there are services departing from Central Station, Chalmers St and arriving at Rainbow Beach via Hamilton Station, Beaumont St, Stand A, Scone Station, Coach Stop, Tamworth and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 39 min.

How long does it take to get from Sydney to Rainbow Beach?

It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Sydney to Rainbow Beach, including transfers.