There are 3 ways to get from Bowen to Mackay by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bowen to Mackay Spirit of Queensland

$39 - $55

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Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bowen to Mackay Gx411 / ...

$19 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Bowen to Mackay 120.2 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Bowen to Mackay is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bowen to Mackay is to train which costs $50 - $80 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bowen and arriving at Mackay. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Bowen and Mackay is 159 km. The road distance is 192.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bowen to Mackay without a car is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs $50 - $80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Bowen to Mackay, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Bowen to Mackay is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs $50 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $55 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Bowen to Mackay is 192 km. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Bowen to Mackay.

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  • Distance: 99.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 21 min

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Bowen to Mackay 5 times a week. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Bowen to Mackay twice daily. Tickets cost $19 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bowen to Mackay
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$19 - $27
Flexifare
$28 - $40
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Mackay
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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