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There are 3 ways to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the train from Mackay to Bowen Spirit of Queensland

$46 - $64

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Mackay to Bowen Gx402 / ...

$32 - $57

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen 124.6 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 2h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen is to train which costs $60 - $90 and takes 2h 25m.

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The distance between Mackay Airport (MKY) and Bowen is 162 km. The road distance is 199.4 km.

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The best way to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen without a car is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs $60 - $90.

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It takes approximately 2h 25m to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs $60 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $80 and takes 3h 3m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen is 199 km. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Bowen. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen.
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  • Distance: 101.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 25m

What companies run services between Mackay Airport (MKY), Australia and Bowen, QLD, Australia?

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 15m. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $40 and the journey takes 2h 55m.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
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 Mackay to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$18 - $27
Flexifare
$27 - $40

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