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.

Recommended option

Train to Brisbane, fly to Proserpine, bus  •  8 h 1 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

$111 - $276

8 alternative options

Train to Brisbane, fly to Mackay, train  •  8 h 28 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 train from Mackay to Bowen

$117 - $324

Train to Brisbane, fly to Hamilton Island, bus  •  9 h 20 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

$160 - $482

Fly Gold Coast to Mackay, train  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Mackay (MKY) OOL - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Bowen

$275 - $1,376

Train to Brisbane, fly to Moranbah, drive  •  9 h 53 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

$198 - $432

Train to Brisbane, fly to Townsville, bus  •  10 h 22 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 Delta

$116 - $317

Train  •  17 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 7 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Bowen Spirit of Queensland

$142 - $260

Bus  •  21 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Bowen Gx443 / ...

$117 - $205

Drive  •  16 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Bowen 762 miles

$100 - $160

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 5, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 7, 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 37 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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,100
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Townsville
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Cairns, Townsville
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Moranbah
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,500
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,500
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Rockhampton, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $2,500
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
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 35 min
When
Every day
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
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $20
Standard
$18 - $23
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 7
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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 Mackay to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Bowen
Ave. Duration
14 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$231
B-Quick
$127
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Proserpine to Bowen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Airlie Beach to Bowen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $10
Flexifare
$14 - $20
Bus from Townsville to Delta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$17 - $25
Flexifare
$26 - $40
Bus from Brisbane to Bowen
Ave. Duration
19 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $160
Flexifare
$130 - $190
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
$7 - $11
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
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
$11 - $16
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Gold Coast to Bowen?

The distance between Gold Coast and Bowen is 1032 km. The road distance is 1219 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Bowen?

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Bowen is to drive which costs $140 - $210 and takes 16 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Gold Coast to Bowen?

The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Bowen is to train and fly and bus which takes 8 h 1 min and costs $140 - $360.

Is there a direct bus between Gold Coast and Bowen?

No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Bowen. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Bowen via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 37 min.

How long does it take to get from Gold Coast to Bowen?

It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to get from Gold Coast to Bowen, including transfers.