There are 5 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 / ...

$69 - $162

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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

$108 - $160

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  13 h 25 min

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

$80 - $156

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 - $394

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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 costs $65 - $100 and takes 6 h 59 min.

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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 12 h 40 min.

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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 12 h 40 min and costs $95 - $230.

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It takes approximately 12 h 40 min 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 12 h 40 min and costs $95 - $230. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $220 and takes 13 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Proserpine Airport to Emerald Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 15 min 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: 12 h 40 min

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
5 h 18 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Proserpine to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
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
$60 - $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

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.

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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
$22 - $80
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Bus from Bowen to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $23
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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

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

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There are 20+ hotels available in Emerald. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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