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There are 7 ways to get from Longreach to Karumba by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Longreach to Cloncurry
  2. Take the bus from Cloncurry to Townsville
  3. Take the bus from Townsville to Cairns Central Station
  4. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Bus via Rockhampton

  1. Take the bus from Longreach to Rockhampton Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Rockhampton George Street to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Longreach to Rockhampton
  2. Take the train from Rockhampton to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Drive

  1. Drive from Longreach to Karumba

Fly Longreach to Normanton

  1. Fly from Longreach (LRE) to Normanton (NTN)

Fly Longreach to Mount Isa, drive

  1. Fly from Longreach (LRE) to Mount Isa (ISA)
  2. Drive from Mount Isa to Karumba

Railbus to Winton, fly to Normanton

  1. Take the Railbus from Longreach to Winton
  2. Fly from Winton (WIN) to Normanton (NTN)

Longreach to Karumba by bus and walk

The journey time between Longreach and Karumba is around 37h 54m and covers a distance of around 2483 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h. Services are operated by Bus Queensland, Premier Motor Service and Trans North Bus & Coach. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

2 Weekly Services
37h 54m Average Duration
$281 Cheapest Price
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Longreach → Karumba
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Karumba is 1800 020 080.

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The cheapest way to get from Longreach to Karumba is to drive which costs $190 - $280 and takes 11h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Longreach to Karumba is to drive which costs $190 - $280 and takes 11h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Longreach to Karumba. However, there are services departing from Longreach and arriving at Karumba via Cloncurry, Townsville and Cairns Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 54m.

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The distance between Longreach and Karumba is 751 km. The road distance is 980.6 km.

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The best way to get from Longreach to Karumba without a car is to bus which takes 37h 54m and costs $280 - $460.

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It takes approximately 37h 54m to get from Longreach to Karumba, including transfers.

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Longreach to Karumba bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, depart from Longreach station.

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The best way to get from Longreach to Karumba is to bus which takes 37h 54m and costs $280 - $460. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $600 - $2,100 and takes 23h 11m.

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There is no direct flight from Longreach Airport to Normanton Airport. The quickest flight takes 26h 55m and has two stopovers.

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

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Map of how to get from Longreach to Karumba.
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  • Distance: 751.3 km
  • Duration: 37h 54m

What companies run services between Longreach, QLD, Australia and Karumba, QLD, Australia?

You can take a bus from Longreach to Karumba via Cloncurry, Cloncurry, Townsville, and Cairns Central Station in around 37h 54m. Alternatively, Qantas, Regional Express and two other airlines fly from Longreach to Karumba every 4 hours.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Longreach to Normanton via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Flights from Longreach to Normanton via Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Flights from Longreach to Normanton via Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Longreach to Normanton via Brisbane, Auckland, Cairns
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$900 - $4,000
Flights from Longreach to Normanton via Brisbane, Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,500
Flights from Longreach to Normanton via Brisbane, Darwin, Cairns
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,800
Flights from Longreach to Normanton via Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,500
Flights from Longreach to Mount Isa via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Winton to Normanton via Townsville, Cairns
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Longreach to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Longreach to Mount Isa via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Longreach to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1800 872 467 (+61 7 3606 6630 for international calls)
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Longreach to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
14h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $160
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$75 - $110
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$100 - $160
Train from Rockhampton to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
16h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $230
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$110 - $160
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
13 12 30
Email
customers@busqld.com.au
Website
busqld.com.au
Bus from Longreach to Cloncurry
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Cloncurry to Townsville
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Schedules at
busqldoutback.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 Townsville to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $190
Website
Premier Motor Service
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
Book at
tnbc.com.au
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 Longreach to Rockhampton Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$95 - $150
Advantage
$110 - $170
Premium
$120 - $190
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1800 872 467 (+61 7 3606 6630 for international calls)
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus from Longreach to Winton
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$27 - $40
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$30 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Longreach to Karumba is 981 km. It takes approximately 11h 7m to drive from Longreach to Karumba.

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Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Longreach Airport to Normanton Airport.

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