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

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Train to Brisbane, fly to Mackay  •  6 h 7 min

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

$71 - $262

6 alternative options

Fly Gold Coast to Mackay  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Mackay (MKY) OOL - MKY

$229 - $1,314

Train to Brisbane, fly to Proserpine, train  •  7 h 49 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 train from Proserpine to Mackay

$122 - $280

Train to Brisbane, fly to Moranbah, drive  •  7 h 35 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 Mackay

$184 - $411

Train  •  15 h 11 min

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

$119 - $183

Bus  •  17 h 42 min

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

$92 - $165

Drive  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Mackay 641.4 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Mackay is to train and fly which costs $95 - $360 and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Mackay is to train and fly which takes 6 h 7 min and costs $95 - $360.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Mackay is 875 km. The road distance is 1026 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Gold Coast to Mackay, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Mackay. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Mackay via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 42 min.

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and three other airlines fly from Gold Coast to Mackay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gold Coast to Mackay via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 15 h 11 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 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 Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,100
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Townsville
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Cairns, Townsville
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Moranbah
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $2,500
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
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 Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $23
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 Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Mackay
Ave. Duration
12 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
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 - $10
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 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$85 - $130
Flexifare
$100 - $150

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