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

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

Train  •  11 h 43 min

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

$104 - $146

Cheapest option

Bus, train, fly to Mackay  •  8 h 2 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 - $270

4 alternative options

Bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Noosa Junction to Mackay Gx443

$75 - $130

Drive  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Noosa Heads to Mackay 528.8 miles

$75 - $110

Bus, train, fly to Proserpine  •  9 h 44 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

$127 - $288

Bus, train, fly to Moranbah, drive  •  9 h 30 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 - $419

Questions & Answers

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 takes 8 h 2 min and costs $100 - $370.

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The distance between Noosa Heads and Mackay is 707 km. The road distance is 846 km.

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

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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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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 $100 - $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.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Moranbah
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
$100 - $140
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $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 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
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
$95 - $130
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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