There are 8 ways to get from Melbourne to Mackay by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Mackay  •  7 h 2 min

  1. MEL - MKY

$157 - $569

7 alternative options

Fly to Proserpine, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. MEL - PPP

$194 - $513

Fly to Hamilton Island, bus  •  9 h 27 min

  1. MEL - HTI

$212 - $514

Fly to Moranbah, drive  •  8 h 29 min

  1. MEL - MOV

$310 - $838

Train  •  39 h 39 min

  1. 622 / ...
  2. 31

$269 - $486

Bus, train  •  40 h 31 min

  1. 31

$252 - $365

Bus  •  45 h 43 min

  1. 724
  2. 791
  3. 361

$266 - $392

Drive  •  27 h 13 min

  1. 1467.8 miles

$200 - $310

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Mackay, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Melbourne to Mackay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Mackay via Central Station, Brisbane, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 39 h 39 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Melbourne to Moranbah via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Moranbah via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Moranbah via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Moranbah via Adelaide, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $900
Flights from Melbourne to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $250
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Mackay
Ave. Duration
12 h 19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $85
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Bus from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$90 - $130
Flexifare
$110 - $150
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Gundagai
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Melbourne and Mackay is 1896 km. The road distance is 2348 km.

The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Mackay is to fly which costs $200 - $750 and takes 7 h 2 min.

The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Mackay is to fly and train which takes 6 h 54 min and costs $250 - $700.

No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Mackay. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Mackay via Central Station and Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 39 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Mackay. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Mackay via Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay, Tamworth and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 43 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Melbourne to Mackay, including transfers.