There are 7 ways to get from Noosa Heads to Mackay by train, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  11 h 43 min

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

$99 - $145

Cheapest option

Bus, train, fly to Mackay  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza to Nambour station
  2. Take the train from Nambour, platform 3 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
  3. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY

$76 - $268

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Noosa Junction to Mackay Gx443

$75 - $130

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Tewantin Primary School to Mackay

$98 - $135

Drive  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Noosa Heads to Mackay 528.8 miles

$75 - $110

Bus, train, fly to Proserpine  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza to Nambour station
  2. Take the train from Nambour, platform 3 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
  3. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  4. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay

$126 - $286

Bus, train, fly to Moranbah, drive  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza to Nambour station
  2. Take the train from Nambour, platform 3 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
  3. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Moranbah (MOV) BNE - MOV
  4. Drive from Moranbah to Mackay

$189 - $417

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The cheapest way to get from Noosa Heads to Mackay is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 11 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Noosa Heads to Mackay is to bus and train and fly which costs $100 - $370 and takes 8 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Noosa Junction and arriving at Mackay. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 13 h 30 min.

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The distance between Noosa Heads and Mackay is 707 km. The road distance is 846.1 km.

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The best way to get from Noosa Heads to Mackay without a car is to train which takes 11 h 43 min and costs $130 - $200.

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It takes approximately 11 h 43 min to get from Noosa Heads to Mackay, including transfers.

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Noosa Heads to Mackay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Noosa Junction station.

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The best way to get from Noosa Heads to Mackay is to train which takes 11 h 43 min and costs $130 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $180 and takes 13 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Mackay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Noosa Heads to Mackay.
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  • Distance: 441.6 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 43 min

What companies run services between Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia and Mackay, QLD, Australia?

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Noosa Heads to Mackay 5 times a week. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 10 h 10 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Noosa Heads to Mackay once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $130 and the journey takes 13 h 30 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Moranbah
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cooroy to Mackay
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Nambour, platform 3 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.com.au
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 Noosa Junction to Mackay
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Noosa Heads Junction to Mackay
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Tewantin Primary School to Mackay
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza to Nambour station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au

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