There are 3 ways to get from Townsville to Airlie Beach by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach Gx414 / ...

$22 - $220

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Townsville to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$35 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Airlie Beach 174 miles

$24 - $40

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Townsville and arriving at Airlie Beach. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Townsville and Airlie Beach is 229 km. The road distance is 278.5 km.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Airlie Beach without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs .

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The bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Townsville to Airlie Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Townsville station.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Airlie Beach is to bus which takes 2 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 43 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Townsville to Airlie Beach is 278 km. It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to drive from Townsville to Airlie Beach.

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There are 173+ hotels available in Airlie Beach. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Townsville to Airlie Beach.
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  • Distance: 143.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach 3 times a day. Tickets cost $22 - $220 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Townsville to Airlie Beach 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 7 min.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
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 Townsville to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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