Travel from Melbourne to Bowen

Bus or train from Melbourne to Bowen?

XPT operates a train from Melbourne to Bowen twice daily. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 11 h 8 min. 2 other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Firefly Express operates a bus from Melbourne to Bowen once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $60 and the journey takes 12 h. 2 other operators also service this route.

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How to get from Melbourne to Bowen

From Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St bus to Melbourne airport, fly to Proserpine airport, taxi to Proserpine, then bus to Bowen. 7 h 5 min $287. From Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St bus to Melbourne airport, fly to Hamilton Island airport, ferry to Airlie Beach, then bus to Bowen. 8 h 10 min $259. From Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St bus to Melbourne airport, fly to Mackay airport, taxi to Mackay, train to Bowen, then taxi to Bowen. 9 h 38 min $246. From Skybus Coach Terminal/Spencer St bus to Melbourne airport, fly to Townsville airport, line 205 bus to Stanley Street near Ogden St, line 201 bus to Townsville, train to Bowen, then taxi to Bowen. 9 h 14 min $246. From Southern Cross train to Central Station, train to Brisbane Roma Street, train to Bowen, then taxi to Bowen. 42 h 20 min $453. From Southern Cross train to Sydney, bus to Brisbane Roma Street, train to Proserpine, walk to Proserpine, then bus to Bowen. 2 days 0 h $434. From Melbourne bus to Sydney, bus to Brisbane, then bus to Bowen. 2 days 3 h $365. From Southern Cross train to Albury, bus to Canberra, bus to Sydney Airport - International, bus to Brisbane, then bus to Bowen. 2 days 5 h $405. From Melbourne drive to Bowen. 29 h 28 min $273.
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      1 Fly to Proserpine, bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $183 - $509
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      4 Fly to Townsville, train
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