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 / ...

$23 - $220

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 43 min

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

$37 - $51

Drive  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Airlie Beach 174 miles

$24 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Townsville to Airlie Beach is to bus which costs $30 - $300 and takes 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 bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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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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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 $23 - $220 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Townsville to Airlie Beach 5 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
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
$23 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45

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