Airlie Beach to Mackay Bus

Airlie Beach to Mackay

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Airlie Beach to Mackay Bus

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Cheapest Price $37
Daily Buses 1
Average Trip Duration 1h 55m
Earliest Bus 5:25 PM
Latest Bus 5:25 PM


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Travel between Airlie Beach and Mackay in a convenient and comfortable Greyhound coach from just $37.

Our coaches stop in the heart of Airlie Beach and Mackay, eliminating the need for a transfer. Prefer aisle or window seats? There’s no need to queue – simply reserve your favourite spot with our seat selection feature.

You can unlock even more benefits, as well as exclusive offers and deals, by joining our Greyhound Rewards program. When you join, every ticket purchased on our network will earn you G-Dollars, which you can redeem on your very next trip or save up for a special occasion. The choice is yours!

Book your trip now to experience modern coach travel at its best!


Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, and serving as the gateway to the famed Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach is a small town where you can go on a big adventure. Boats, planes, jet skis, kayaks and more – there are activities here to suit every pace. Of course, you can also just lie back and relax in the soft white sands and pristine waters of the beaches, bays and islands that surround this tropical paradise.

Just two hours away from Airlie Beach on a Greyhound bus (with a quick stop at Proserpine along the way), you’ll find Mackay, a city of rich heritage and beauty.

Mackay’s CBD boasts an impressive collection of beautifully preserved Heritage-listed buildings, showcasing the art deco-inspired architecture of the early 20th century. Mackay is also home to the Bluewater Trail Project, a 20 kilometre stretch of pedestrian paths and bikeways that links local attractions like the Bluewater Lagoon, Bluewater Quay and Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

You can take a bush walk through nearby Eungella National Park, Australia’s longest stretch of subtropical rainforest, and home to platypus who love swimming in the waters of Broken River. Wildlife is also abundant at nearby Cape Hillsborough National Park, where wallabies and kangaroos are a regular presence on the beach at sunrise.

Aboard the bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay, you’ll enjoy reclining in your comfortable leather seat with free WiFi, an in-seat USB charger and panoramic windows.

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, there’s no more comfortable and convenient way to travel from Airlie Beach to Mackay than a Greyhound bus.


Where do buses depart from in Airlie Beach and Mackay?

In Airlie Beach, buses depart from Transit Terminal, 26 The Cove Rd, Airlie Beach QLD. In Mackay, buses arrive at Bus Stop, 30 Victoria St, Mackay QLD.

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

All our buses come with free WiFi, USB chargers, air-conditioning, reclining leather seats, and a restroom.

How long does it take to get from Airlie Beach to Mackay?

The bus trip from Airlie Beach to Mackay takes approximately 1h 55m. For the most up-to-date timetable please use the 'Timetables' tab in the form at the top of the page.

How much is a bus ticket from Airlie Beach to Mackay?

Tickets from Airlie Beach to Mackay start at $37. All our bus fares come in three tiers – Early Bird, Advantage and Premium – with prices varying based on how far in advance you are making a booking. You can find the most up-to-date price for your trip by using the booking form above or by calling our customer service team during business hours on 1300 473 946. For more information on different types of available fares visit our Compare Fares page.

Where can I buy a ticket?

The easiest and cheapest way to buy a bus ticket for your Airlie Beach to Mackay trip is to book directly on our website. Your ticket is then saved in your My Greyhound account where you can manage your booking, and simply show an electronic copy of your ticket on your phone to the bus driver when you board. You can also book your trips on the phone by contacting our friendly customer service on 1300 473 946, at our ticket outlets/travel agencies, or directly with the bus driver*.

*Please note that all bookings made through our call centre, travel centres and tickets purchased directly from drivers will incur a booking fee of $5.​

**For more information see our FAQ page.

What if my trip is disrupted by COVID?

In the event Greyhound is required to cancel your service due to COVID-related restrictions or border closures, you can rest easy knowing that Greyhound's COVID refund policy will allow you to choose between a refund, credit, or reschedule of your booked travel.

All passengers must adhere to local state and territory government requirements due to COVID-19. See our Service Updates for latest information, and find out how to Travel Safe with Greyhound.


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