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

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Fly to Mackay  •  4 h 51 min

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

$211 - $446

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  9 h 45 min

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

$60 - $110

4 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, train  •  6 h 23 min

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

$306 - $634

Train  •  10 h 31 min

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

$96 - $135

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  11 h 30 min

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

$74 - $106

Drive  •  10 h 19 min

  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 $85 - $130 and takes 10 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hervey Bay to Mackay is to fly which costs $280 - $650 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hervey Bay - Pialba and arriving at Mackay. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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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 9 h 45 min and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min 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 - Pialba station.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Mackay is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs $280 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $150 and takes 9 h 45 min, you could also train, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 10 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Mackay Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min 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: 4 h 51 min

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

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Hervey Bay to Mackay 4 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Hervey Bay to Mackay twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 9 h 45 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $850
Flights from Hervey Bay to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
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
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Maryborough West to Mackay
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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 - Pialba to Mackay
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $90
Flexifare
$75 - $110
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Hervey Bay to Mackay
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Hervey Bay to Agnes Water Fingerboard Road
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Agnes Water Fingerboard Road to Mackay
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Hervey Bay Airport to Mackay Airport.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Mackay. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Hervey Bay to Hervey Bay Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs $24 - $29.

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