Townsville to Airlie Beach Bus

Townsville to Airlie Beach

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Townsville to Airlie Beach Bus

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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.

You’ll enjoy everything this beautiful part of the world has to offer from the comfort of your reclining leather bus seat as you travel from Townsville to Airlie Beach, with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi connectivity, in-seat USB chargers and panoramic windows.

Fancy a window or an aisle seat? No problem – seat selection is now available on all our coaches, so you can reserve your spot when you book your bus ticket from Townsville to Airlie Beach. You can also keep up-to-date with your expected arrival time and any service delays with our real-time coach tracker.

You can unlock even more benefits and exclusive offers by joining the new Greyhound Rewards program. When you create a My Greyhound account, every Greyhound ticket you purchase will earn you G-Dollars, which you can redeem on your very next trip, or save in your G-Wallet for another adventure. The choice is yours!

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!


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Where do buses depart from in Townsville and Airlie Beach?

In Townsville, buses to Airlie Beach depart from Sealink Terminal, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive. In Airlie Beach, buses to Townsville depart from Heart of the Reef Transit Terminal, The Cove Road.

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

All our buses between Townsville & Airlie Beach come with free WiFi, USB chargers, air-conditioning, reclining 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 15m. For the most up-to-date timetable please visit the Timetables page.

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

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 searching available trips online or by calling our customer service team 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.

What if my trip is disrupted by COVID?

In the event of COVID-related restrictions, cancellations, rescheduling, 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 Service Updates for latest information, and find out how to Travel Safe with Greyhound.

**For more information see our FAQ page.