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There are 6 ways to get from Hervey Bay to Karumba by plane, car, train or bus

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Fly to Normanton  •  21h 45m

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Normanton (NTN) HVB - NTN

Cheapest option

Bus via Ansons Rd near Hennessy Dr hail 'n' ride  •  36h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Hervey Bay to Cairns Central Station Pm16
  2. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

4 alternative options

Fly to Mount Isa, drive  •  13h 14m

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Mount Isa (ISA) HVB - ISA
  2. Drive from Mount Isa to Karumba

Train, bus  •  36h 7m

  1. Take the train from Maryborough West to Cairns Central Station Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Bus  •  36h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Hervey Bay to Cairns Gx443
  2. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Drive  •  24h 2m

  1. Drive from Hervey Bay to Karumba 1995.1 km

Hervey Bay to Karumba by bus and train

The journey time between Hervey Bay and Karumba is around 36h 7m and covers a distance of around 2227 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h. Operated by Wide Bay Transit, Queensland Rail Travel and Trans North Bus & Coach, the Hervey Bay to Karumba service departs from Urraween Rd near Cooks Rd hail 'n' ride and arrives in Karumba. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

3 Weekly Services
36h 7m Average Duration
$288 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Hervey Bay to Karumba is to bus via Ansons Rd near Hennessy Dr hail 'n' ride which costs $250 - $420 and takes 36h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from Hervey Bay to Karumba is to fly and drive. Taking this option will cost $460 - $1,400 and takes 13h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hervey Bay to Karumba. However, there are services departing from Ansons Rd near Hennessy Dr hail 'n' ride and arriving at Karumba via Hervey Bay and Cairns Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 18m.

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The distance between Hervey Bay and Karumba is 1508 km. The road distance is 1995.1 km.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Karumba without a car is to train and bus which takes 36h 7m and costs $280 - $600.

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It takes approximately 21h 45m to get from Hervey Bay to Karumba, including transfers.

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Hervey Bay to Karumba bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Hervey Bay station.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Karumba is to fly which takes 21h 45m and costs $550 - $1,900. Alternatively, you can bus via Ansons Rd near Hennessy Dr hail 'n' ride, which costs $250 - $420 and takes 36h 18m.

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There is no direct flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Normanton Airport. The quickest flight takes 25h 10m and has two stopovers.

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Hervey Bay to Karumba bus services, operated by Trans North Bus & Coach, arrive at Karumba station.

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Map of how to get from Hervey Bay to Karumba.
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  • Distance: 1507.8 km
  • Duration: 21h 45m

What companies run services between Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia and Karumba, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Regional Express and Jetstar fly from Hervey Bay to Karumba every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hervey Bay to Karumba via Hervey Bay and Cairns Central Station in around 36h 18m.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Hervey Bay to Normanton via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from Hervey Bay to Normanton via Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from Hervey Bay to Normanton via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Hervey Bay to Normanton via Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Hervey Bay to Normanton via Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Hervey Bay to Normanton via Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
22h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from Hervey Bay to Normanton via Sydney, Gold Coast, Cairns
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Trans North Bus & Coach
Phone
+61 7 3036 2070
Website
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
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tnbc.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Hervey Bay to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $220
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Hervey Bay to Cairns
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $410
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$210 - $320
Advantage
$260 - $380
Premium
$280 - $410

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Yes, the driving distance between Hervey Bay to Karumba is 1995 km. It takes approximately 24h 2m to drive from Hervey Bay to Karumba.

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Regional Express, Qantas and Jetstar offer flights from Hervey Bay Airport to Normanton Airport.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Hervey Bay Airport is to taxi which takes 18 min and costs $60 - $75.

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