There are 4 ways to get from Mackay to Ayr by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 38 min

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

$40 - $55

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Bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$29 - $55

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Mackay to Ayr 188.1 miles

$26 - $40

Fly, train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Townsville (TSV) MKY - TSV
  2. Take the train from Townsville to Ayr

$158 - $626

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The cheapest way to get from Mackay to Ayr is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mackay to Ayr is to train which costs $50 - $75 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The distance between Mackay and Ayr is 254 km. The road distance is 301 km.

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The train from Mackay to Ayr takes 3 h 38 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mackay and arriving at Ayr. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mackay and arriving at Ayr. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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What companies run services between Mackay, QLD, Australia and Ayr, QLD, Australia?

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Mackay to Ayr 5 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 38 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Mackay to Ayr twice daily. Tickets cost $29 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Mackay to Townsville
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Ayr
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Ayr
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$29 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $55

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