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There are 7 ways to get from Bundaberg to Mackay by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 45m

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

$70 - $110

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Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Mackay Gx402

$50 - $90

5 alternative options

Drive  •  9h 8m

  1. Drive from Bundaberg to Mackay 387.7 miles

$55 - $80

Fly Bundaberg to Mackay  •  6h 16m

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

$215 - $706

Train to Rockhampton, fly to Mackay  •  6h 12m

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

$204 - $673

Fly Bundaberg to Proserpine, train  •  8h 13m

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

$149 - $414

Fly Bundaberg to Moranbah, drive  •  7h 58m

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

$278 - $926

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The cheapest way to get from Bundaberg to Mackay is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 9h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Bundaberg to Mackay is to train and fly which costs $280 - $950 and takes 6h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Mackay. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Mackay. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7h 45m.

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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 7h 45m and costs $100 - $150.

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The train from Bundaberg to Mackay takes 7h 45m including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 7h 45m and costs $100 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $130 and takes 8h 15m, you could also fly, which costs $300 - $1,000 and takes 6h 16m.

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

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Bundaberg to Mackay once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 7h 45m. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Bundaberg to Mackay once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 8h 15m. Greyhound Australia also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
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
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Rockhampton to Mackay
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Bundaberg to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
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 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
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 Mackay
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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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
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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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 Mackay
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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 Mackay
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$60 - $90

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There is no direct flight from Bundaberg Airport to Mackay Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 40m 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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Bundaberg to Mackay train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Mackay station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bundaberg to Mackay is 620 km. It takes approximately 9h 8m to drive from Bundaberg to Mackay.

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Qantas offers flights from Bundaberg Airport to Mackay Airport.

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There are 75+ hotels available in Mackay. Prices start at $62 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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