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There are 5 ways to get from Bowen to Emerald by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Bowen to Rockhampton Gx411 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station Gx475 / ...

$68 - $160

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Train  •  13h 4m

  1. Take the train from Bowen to Rockhampton Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the train from Rockhampton to Emerald Spirit of the Outback

$107 - $155

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bowen to Rockhampton George Street
  2. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station Gx475 / ...

$79 - $154

Drive  •  6h 59m

  1. Drive from Bowen to Emerald 344.4 miles

$45 - $75

Bus, fly  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Bowen to Proserpine
  2. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Emerald (EMD) PPP - EMD

$171 - $393

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The cheapest way to get from Bowen to Emerald is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 6h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Bowen to Emerald is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 6h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bowen to Emerald station. However, there are services departing from Bowen and arriving at Emerald station via Rockhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 45m.

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The distance between Bowen and Emerald is 391 km. The road distance is 551 km.

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The best way to get from Bowen to Emerald without a car is to bus which takes 12h 45m and costs $95 - $230.

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It takes approximately 12h 45m to get from Bowen to Emerald, including transfers.

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Bowen to Emerald bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Bowen station.

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The best way to get from Bowen to Emerald is to bus which takes 12h 45m and costs $95 - $230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $220 and takes 13h 4m.

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There is no direct flight from Proserpine Airport to Emerald Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Bowen to Emerald bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Emerald station.

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Map of how to get from Bowen to Emerald.
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  • Distance: 244.4 miles
  • Duration: 12h 45m

What companies run services between Bowen, QLD, Australia and Emerald, QLD, Australia?

You can take a bus from Bowen to Emerald via Rockhampton in around 12h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bowen to Emerald via Bowen and Rockhampton in around 13h 4m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Proserpine to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Proserpine to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bowen to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Rockhampton to Emerald
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$45 - $65
Flexifare
$55 - $80
Bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $80
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Bowen to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $22
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Yes, the driving distance between Bowen to Emerald is 551 km. It takes approximately 6h 59m to drive from Bowen to Emerald.

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Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Proserpine Airport to Emerald Airport.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Emerald. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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