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

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Fly from Mackay

  1. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Blackall (BKQ)

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Train, bus via Barcaldine

  1. Take the train from Mackay to Rockhampton
  2. Take the train from Rockhampton to Barcaldine
  3. Take the bus from Barcaldine to Blackall

Bus to Proserpine, fly

  1. Take the bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
  2. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Blackall (BKQ)

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Mackay to Rockhampton George Street
  2. Take the bus from Rockhampton Coach Station to Barcaldine
  3. Take the bus from Barcaldine to Blackall

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Mackay to Rockhampton
  2. Take the bus from Rockhampton Railway to Barcaldine
  3. Take the bus from Barcaldine to Blackall

Drive

  1. Drive from Mackay to Blackall

Mackay to Blackall by bus

2 Weekly Buses
15h 45m Average Duration
$130 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Mackay to Blackall is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 8h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Mackay to Blackall is to fly which costs $290 - $950 and takes 6h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mackay to Blackall. However, there are services departing from Mackay and arriving at Blackall via Rockhampton Coach Station and Barcaldine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 45m.

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The distance between Mackay and Blackall is 525 km. The road distance is 687.9 km.

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The best way to get from Mackay to Blackall without a car is to bus which takes 15h 45m and costs $130 - $280.

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to get from Mackay to Blackall, including transfers.

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Mackay to Blackall bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Mackay station.

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The best way to get from Mackay to Blackall is to fly which takes 6h 11m and costs $290 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $280 and takes 15h 45m.

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There is no direct flight from Mackay Airport to Blackall Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 50m and has one stopover.

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Mackay to Blackall bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, arrive at Blackall station.

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Map of how to get from Mackay to Blackall.
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  • Distance: 525.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 11m

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

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Mackay to Blackall twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mackay to Blackall via Rockhampton Coach Station and Barcaldine in around 15h 45m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Mackay to Blackall via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Proserpine to Blackall via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
21h 42m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Proserpine to Blackall via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Proserpine to Blackall via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1800 872 467 (+61 7 3606 6630 for international calls)
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$40 - $60
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$50 - $75
Train from Rockhampton to Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$65 - $95
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$90 - $130
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, 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 Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$26 - $40
Advantage
$29 - $45
Premium
$30 - $50
Bus from Mackay to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$50 - $75
Advantage
$55 - $85
Premium
$60 - $95
Bus from Rockhampton Coach Station to Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$80 - $130
Advantage
$100 - $150
Premium
$100 - $160
Bus from Rockhampton Railway to Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$80 - $130
Advantage
$100 - $150
Premium
$100 - $160
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 Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Mackay to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus Queensland
Phone
13 12 30
Email
customers@busqld.com.au
Website
busqld.com.au
Bus from Barcaldine to Blackall
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Mackay to Blackall is 688 km. It takes approximately 8h 28m to drive from Mackay to Blackall.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Mackay Airport to Blackall Airport.

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The best way to get from Mackay to Mackay Airport is to line 303 bus which takes 26 min and costs .

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