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

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Train  •  10 h 26 min

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

$106 - $144

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Bus  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Bowen Gx402

$65 - $120

6 alternative options

Drive  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Bundaberg to Bowen 508.3 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Bundaberg to Proserpine, bus  •  8 h 6 min

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

$136 - $406

Fly Bundaberg to Mackay, train  •  8 h 59 min

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

$137 - $417

Train to Rockhampton, fly to Mackay, train  •  8 h 22 min

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

$246 - $734

Fly Bundaberg to Townsville, bus  •  10 h 12 min

  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  •  10 h 29 min

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

$292 - $947

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Bowen. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 12 h 5 min.

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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 10 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 26 min 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 10 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bundaberg Airport to Proserpine Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 40 min 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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Yes, the driving distance between Bundaberg to Bowen is 813 km. It takes approximately 11 h 44 min to drive from Bundaberg to Bowen.

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

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

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

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Rockhampton to Mackay
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Flights from Bundaberg to Moranbah via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $400
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $300
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
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Mackay to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bundaberg to Bowen
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Bus from Proserpine to Bowen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $22

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There are 23+ 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 5 min and costs .

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