There are 5 ways to get from Brisbane to Mackay by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Mackay  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY

$63 - $250

4 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, train  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay

$114 - $268

Train  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Mackay Spirit of Queensland

$110 - $160

Bus  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mackay Gx443 / ...

$85 - $150

Drive  •  12 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Mackay 593.2 miles

$80 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Mackay is to fly which costs $85 - $340 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Mackay is to fly which costs $85 - $340 and takes 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Mackay is 804 km. The road distance is 949.1 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 7 min to get from Brisbane to Mackay, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Mackay. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 15 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Mackay. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 12 h 19 min.

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

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Mackay every 2 hours. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Brisbane to Mackay 5 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $160 and the journey takes 12 h 19 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Mackay
Ave. Duration
12 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$85 - $130
Flexifare
$100 - $150

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