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

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Train  •  7 h 37 min

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

$70 - $110

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Bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Mackay to Bundaberg Gx410 / ...

$50 - $95

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Drive  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Mackay to Bundaberg 387.8 miles

$55 - $80

Fly to Bundaberg  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Bundaberg (BDB) MKY - BDB

$134 - $406

Fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Hervey Bay (HVB) MKY - HVB
  2. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Bundaberg

$220 - $470

Fly to Rockhampton, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Rockhampton (ROK) MKY - ROK
  2. Take the train from Rockhampton to Bundaberg

$213 - $727

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The cheapest way to get from Mackay to Bundaberg is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 9 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mackay to Bundaberg is to fly and train which costs $300 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mackay and arriving at Bundaberg. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mackay and arriving at Bundaberg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 37 min.

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The distance between Mackay and Bundaberg is 526 km. The road distance is 620.5 km.

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The best way to get from Mackay to Bundaberg without a car is to train which takes 7 h 37 min and costs $100 - $150.

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The train from Mackay to Bundaberg takes 7 h 37 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Mackay to Bundaberg bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Mackay station.

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Mackay to Bundaberg train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Mackay station.

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The best way to get from Mackay to Bundaberg is to train which takes 7 h 37 min and costs $100 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $140 and takes 9 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs $180 - $600 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Mackay to Bundaberg.
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  • Distance: 328.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 37 min

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Mackay to Bundaberg once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 7 h 37 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Mackay to Bundaberg twice daily. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 9 h 40 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Mackay to Bundaberg via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Mackay to Bundaberg via Rockhampton, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Mackay to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Mackay to Hervey Bay via Rockhampton, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Mackay to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Mackay to Bundaberg via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Rockhampton to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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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 Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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There is no direct flight from Mackay Airport to Bundaberg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Mackay to Bundaberg bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Bundaberg station.

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Mackay to Bundaberg train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Bundaberg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mackay to Bundaberg is 620 km. It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to drive from Mackay to Bundaberg.

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

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There are 59+ hotels available in Bundaberg. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mackay to Mackay Airport is to line 303 bus which takes 5 min and costs $4 - $6.

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