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

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Fly to Mackay  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Mackay (MKY) HVB - MKY

$210 - $444

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Transit Center to Mackay Gx443 / ...

$55 - $110

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Fly to Proserpine, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Proserpine (PPP) HVB - PPP
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay

$304 - $632

Train  •  10h 31m

  1. Take the train from Maryborough West to Mackay Spirit of Queensland

$91 - $135

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Hervey Bay to Agnes Water Fingerboard Road
  2. Take the bus from Agnes Water Fingerboard Road to Mackay

$73 - $100

Drive  •  10h 19m

  1. Drive from Hervey Bay to Mackay 453.2 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Hervey Bay to Mackay is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 10h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Hervey Bay to Mackay is to fly which costs $290 - $650 and takes 4h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hervey Bay - Transit Center and arriving at Mackay. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 5m.

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The distance between Hervey Bay and Mackay is 595 km. The road distance is 725.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Mackay without a car is to bus which takes 10h 5m and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Hervey Bay to Mackay, including transfers.

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Hervey Bay to Mackay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Hervey Bay - Transit Center station.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Mackay is to fly which takes 4h 51m and costs $290 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $150 and takes 10h 5m, you could also train, which costs $120 - $190 and takes 10h 31m.

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There is no direct flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Mackay Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 35m and has one stopover.

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Hervey Bay to Mackay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Mackay station.

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Map of how to get from Hervey Bay to Mackay.
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  • Distance: 372 miles
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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

Qantas and Jetstar fly from Hervey Bay to Mackay 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Hervey Bay to Mackay twice daily. Tickets cost $55 - $110 and the journey takes 10h 5m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Maryborough West to Mackay
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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Queensland Rail Travel
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 Hervey Bay - Transit Center to Mackay
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $110
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Hervey Bay to Mackay
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Hervey Bay to Agnes Water Fingerboard Road
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Agnes Water Fingerboard Road to Mackay
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Yes, the driving distance between Hervey Bay to Mackay is 725 km. It takes approximately 10h 19m to drive from Hervey Bay to Mackay.

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Qantas offers flights from Hervey Bay 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 Hervey Bay to Hervey Bay Airport is to taxi which takes 9m and costs $24 - $29.

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