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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Spirit of Queensland

$40 - $56

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Gx411 / ...

$20 - $45

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. 120.2 miles

$17 - $25

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 $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 16 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Bowen to Mackay twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

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
$27 - $40
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Bowen to Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$20 - $29
Flexifare
$29 - $45

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bowen and Mackay is 159 km. The road distance is 192 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bowen to Mackay is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 2 h 37 min.

The quickest way to get from Bowen to Mackay is to train which takes 2 h 21 min and costs $50 - $75.

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.

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