Airlie Beach to Townsville Bus

Airlie Beach to Townsville

Airlie Beach to Townsville Bus

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Cheapest Price $52
Daily Buses 1
Average Trip Duration 4h 30m
Earliest Bus 10:10 AM
Latest Bus 10:10 AM


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Travel between Airlie Beach and Townsville in a convenient and comfortable Greyhound coach from just $52.

Our coaches stop in the heart of Airlie Beach and Townsville, 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!


Pristine beaches, snaking rivers and delicious local produce – the bus trip from Airlie Beach to Townsville offers travellers an irresistible slice of North Queensland lifestyle.

Starting in Airlie Beach, the gateway to the world-famous Whitsunday Islands, this route will take you through Bowen, the mango capital of Australia; Home Hill, where vast landscapes are dominated by lush green canefields; and Ayr, where nearby Alva Beach offers miles of unspoilt coastline and the chance to dive to the renowned SS Yongala shipwreck. Ayr is also a great place to throw a line in the Burdekin River, a mecca for barramundi and mud crabs.

When you arrive in Townsville, you’ll find a bustling modern city surrounded by tropical rainforests and beaches. Must-dos include The Strand, a waterfront esplanade lined with shops, restaurants and swimming holes; Reef HQ, the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium; and Castle Hill, the giant granite monolith that offers spectacular views of the city and the bay.

You can also hop on a ferry to neighbouring Magnetic Island, a secluded beach paradise blessed with clear, sparkling waters and abundant wildlife. Maggie Island is the perfect place to dive into the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.

A Greyhound bus is the most comfortable and convenient way to travel from Airlie Beach to Townsville. Book your ticket now!


Where do buses depart from in Airlie Beach and Townsville?

In Airlie Beach, buses depart from Transit Terminal, 26 The Cove Rd, Airlie Beach QLD. In Townsville, buses arrive at Sealink Terminal, 2 Sir Leslie Thiess Dr, Townsville 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 Townsville?

The bus trip from Airlie Beach to Townsville takes approximately 4h 30m. 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 Townsville?

Tickets from Airlie Beach to Townsville start at $52. 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 Townsville 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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