There are 6 ways to get from Bundaberg to Mackay by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 45 min

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

$75 - $110

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Bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Mackay Gx402

$50 - $90

4 alternative options

Drive  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Bundaberg to Mackay 387.7 miles

$55 - $80

Fly Bundaberg to Mackay  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Mackay (MKY) BDB - MKY

$95 - $357

Train to Rockhampton, fly to Mackay  •  6 h 3 min

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

$205 - $676

Fly Bundaberg to Proserpine, train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Proserpine (PPP) BDB - PPP
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay

$150 - $415

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The cheapest way to get from Bundaberg to Mackay is to drive which costs $75 - $110 and takes 9 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bundaberg to Mackay is to train and fly which costs $280 - $950 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Mackay. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Mackay. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Bundaberg and Mackay is 526 km. The road distance is 620.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Mackay without a car is to train which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $100 - $150.

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The train from Bundaberg to Mackay takes 7 h 45 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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

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Bundaberg to Mackay train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Bundaberg station.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Mackay is to train which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $100 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $130 and takes 8 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs $130 - $500 and takes 6 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bundaberg Airport to Mackay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Bundaberg to Mackay.
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  • Distance: 328.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 45 min

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Bundaberg to Mackay 5 times a week. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 7 h 45 min. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Bundaberg to Mackay once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min. Greyhound Australia also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
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 Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 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 Mackay
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bundaberg to Mackay
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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 Mackay
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $90

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