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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 25 min

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

$49 - $66

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 8 min

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

$35 - $63

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

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

$17 - $26

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 5 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen twice daily. Tickets cost $20 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h.

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
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Bowen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$20 - $29
Flexifare
$29 - $45

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Mackay Airport (MKY) and Bowen is 162 km. The road distance is 199 km.

The cheapest way to get from Mackay Airport (MKY) to Bowen is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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

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