There are 4 ways to get from Bowen to Emerald by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  12 h 40 min

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

$71 - $164

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Train  •  13 h 5 min

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

$113 - $160

Drive  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Bowen to Emerald 344.4 miles

$45 - $75

Bus, fly  •  7 h 3 min

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

$172 - $398

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

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

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

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It takes approximately 12 h 40 min to get from Bowen to Emerald, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bowen to Emerald. However, there are services departing from Bowen and arriving at Emerald station via Rockhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 40 min.

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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 12 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bowen to Emerald via Bowen and Rockhampton in around 13 h 5 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Proserpine to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Proserpine to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $320
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
7 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Emerald
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$45 - $70
Flexifare
$60 - $85
Bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $80
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Bowen to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23

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