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There are 9 ways to get from Gold Coast to Bowen by train, plane, 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.

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Train, fly to Proserpine, bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  3. Take the bus from Proserpine to Bowen

$106 - $270

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Train, fly to Mackay, bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY
  3. Take the bus from Mackay to Bowen

$99 - $313

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Train, fly to Hamilton Island, bus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BNE - HTI
  3. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Bowen

$148 - $475

Train, fly to Townsville, bus  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Townsville (TSV) BNE - TSV
  3. Take the bus from Townsville to Bowen

$119 - $296

Train, fly to Moranbah, drive  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Moranbah (MOV) BNE - MOV
  3. Drive from Moranbah to Bowen

$197 - $431

Train  •  17 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Bowen Spirit of Queensland

$131 - $248

Bus  •  21 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street Gx241 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Bowen Gx443 / ...

$106 - $188

Train, bus  •  24 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Bowen

$139 - $193

Drive  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Bowen 762 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Bowen is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 16 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Bowen is to train and fly and bus which costs $140 - $380 and takes 7 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Bowen. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Bowen via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 40 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Bowen is 1032 km. The road distance is 1219.2 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Bowen without a car is to train which takes 17 h 52 min and costs $180 - $350.

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It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to get from Gold Coast to Bowen, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Bowen bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Surfers Paradise station.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Bowen is to train which takes 17 h 52 min and costs $180 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $270 and takes 21 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Proserpine Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Gold Coast to Bowen bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Bowen station.

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Bowen.
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  • Distance: 645.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 48 min

What companies run services between Gold Coast, QLD, Australia and Bowen, QLD, Australia?

You can take a train from Gold Coast to Bowen via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, Brisbane Roma Street, and Bowen in around 17 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Bowen via Brisbane in around 21 h 40 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Moranbah
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Bowen
Ave. Duration
14 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $220
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$213
B-Quick
$117
Bus operators
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 Proserpine to Bowen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $22
Bus from Mackay to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$18 - $27
Flexifare
$27 - $40
Bus from Airlie Beach to Bowen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $10
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Brisbane to Bowen
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
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
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Bowen
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Bowen is 1219 km. It takes approximately 16 h 25 min to drive from Gold Coast to Bowen.

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Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Brisbane 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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