Townsville to Airlie Beach Bus

Townsville to Airlie Beach

Townsville to Airlie Beach Bus

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Cheapest Price $57
Daily Buses 2
Trip Duration 4h 30m
Earliest Bus 7:00 AM
Latest Bus 1:00 PM


Air Conditioning Air Conditioning Reclining Seats Reclining Seats On Board Restroom On-board Restroom
Reading Lights Free WiFi Free WiFi USB Chargers Panoramic Windows Panoramic Windows

Travel between Townsville and Airlie Beach in a convenient and comfortable Greyhound coach from just $57.

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


The bus trip from Townsville to Airlie Beach is lined with sugar cane fields and snaking rivers, with plenty of rural and coastal towns offering relaxed vibes and local produce along the way.

You can follow the Heritage Town Walk around Ayr; grab a fishing rod and throw a line in the Burdekin River, known for its barramundi and mud crabs, in Home Hill; and snap a selfie with the Big Mango in Bowen, the mango capital of Australia!

Airlie Beach, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, is your gateway to the spectacular Whitsunday Islands. With 74 islands in total, you’ll be spoilt for choice, but a pilgrimage to Whitehaven Beach – with its crystal-clear water and brilliant white silica sand – is definitely one for the bucket list.

A Greyhound bus is the ideal way to travel from Townsville to Airlie Beach. Book your ticket now to experience the best in modern travel!


Where do buses depart from in Townsville and Airlie Beach?

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

The bus trip from Townsville to Airlie Beach 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 Townsville to Airlie Beach?

Tickets from Townsville to Airlie Beach start at $57. All our bus fares come in three tiers – Early Bird, Advantage and Flexible – 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 Townsville to Airlie Beach 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.


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