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There are 8 ways to get from Bundaberg to Bowen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  10h 26m

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

$106 - $144

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Bus  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Bowen Gx402

$65 - $120

6 alternative options

Drive  •  11h 44m

  1. Drive from Bundaberg to Bowen 508.3 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Bundaberg to Proserpine, bus  •  8h 16m

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Proserpine (PPP) BDB - PPP
  2. Take the bus from Proserpine to Bowen

$136 - $406

Fly Bundaberg to Mackay, bus  •  9h 12m

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Mackay (MKY) BDB - MKY
  2. Take the bus from Mackay to Bowen

$244 - $759

Train to Rockhampton, fly to Mackay, bus  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton
  2. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Mackay (MKY) ROK - MKY
  3. Take the bus from Mackay to Bowen

$233 - $726

Fly Bundaberg to Townsville, bus  •  10h 7m

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Townsville (TSV) BDB - TSV
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Bowen

$214 - $332

Fly Bundaberg to Moranbah, drive  •  10h 14m

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Moranbah (MOV) BDB - MOV
  2. Drive from Moranbah to Bowen

$292 - $947

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The cheapest way to get from Bundaberg to Bowen is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 11h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Bundaberg to Bowen is to fly and bus which costs $190 - $600 and takes 8h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Bowen. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12h 5m.

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The distance between Bundaberg and Bowen is 685 km. The road distance is 813.3 km.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Bowen without a car is to train which takes 10h 26m and costs $140 - $210.

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It takes approximately 10h 26m to get from Bundaberg to Bowen, including transfers.

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Bundaberg to Bowen bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Bundaberg station.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Bowen is to train which takes 10h 26m and costs $140 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $95 - $170 and takes 12h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Bundaberg Airport to Proserpine Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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Bundaberg to Bowen bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Bowen station.

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Map of how to get from Bundaberg to Bowen.
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  • Distance: 428 miles
  • Duration: 10h 26m

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Bundaberg to Bowen once daily. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 10h 20m. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Bundaberg to Bowen once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $110 and the journey takes 12h 5m. Greyhound Australia also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Rockhampton to Mackay
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Flights from Bundaberg to Moranbah via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bundaberg to Bowen
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bundaberg to Bowen
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Townsville to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 Bundaberg to Bowen
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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Saver
$65 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Bus from Proserpine to Bowen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $22
Bus from Mackay to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$18 - $27
Flexifare
$27 - $40

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Bundaberg to Bowen is 813 km. It takes approximately 11h 44m to drive from Bundaberg to Bowen.

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

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There are 24+ hotels available in Bowen. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Bundaberg Airport is to line 4 bus which takes 5m and costs $2 - $3.

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