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

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Recommended option

Fly to Mackay  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Perth (PER) to Mackay (MKY) PER - MKY

$397 - $859

Cheapest option

Fly to Proserpine, train  •  11 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Perth (PER) to Proserpine (PPP) PER - PPP
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay

$371 - $497

5 alternative options

Fly to Moranbah, drive  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Perth (PER) to Moranbah (MOV) PER - MOV
  2. Drive from Moranbah to Mackay

$570 - $1,329

Fly to Hamilton Island, bus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Perth (PER) to Hamilton Island (HTI) PER - HTI
  2. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay

$471 - $563

Train  •  3 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Perth to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Mackay

$870 - $1,859

Bus  •  3 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 to Roebuck Plains Roadhouse Caravan Park, Broome Highway, Australia
  2. Take the bus from Roebuck Plains to Katherine
  3. Take the bus from Katherine to Tennant Creek
  4. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Townsville
  5. Take the bus from Townsville to Mackay

$562 - $915

Drive  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Drive from Perth to Mackay 3010.8 miles

$420 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Perth to Mackay is to fly and train which costs $500 - $700 and takes 11 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Mackay is to fly which costs $550 - $1,300 and takes 9 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Perth to Mackay. However, there are services departing from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 and arriving at Mackay via Roebuck Plains, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Townsville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 23 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Perth to Mackay. However, there are services departing from Perth and arriving at Mackay via Central Station and Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 4 h.

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The distance between Perth and Mackay is 3506 km. The road distance is 4817.2 km.

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The best way to get from Perth to Mackay without a car is to train which takes 3 days 4 h and costs $1,200 - $2,700.

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It takes approximately 9 h 57 min to get from Perth to Mackay, including transfers.

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Perth to Mackay bus services, operated by Integrity Coach Lines (Aust) Pty Ltd, depart from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 station.

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Perth to Mackay train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Perth station.

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The best way to get from Perth to Mackay is to fly which takes 9 h 57 min and costs $550 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $1,200 - $2,700 and takes 3 days 4 h, you could also bus, which costs $750 - $1,300 and takes 3 days 23 h.

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Map of how to get from Perth to Mackay.
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  • Distance: 2191.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 57 min

What companies run services between Perth, WA, Australia and Mackay, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Perth to Mackay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Perth to Mackay via Central Station, Brisbane, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 3 days 4 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Flights from Perth to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Mackay via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Mackay via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Cairns, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $550
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$490 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Moranbah via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Perth to Moranbah via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Flights from Perth to Moranbah via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $460
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from Perth to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $900
Flights from Perth to Mackay via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $900
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $950
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $950
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $450
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $460
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $470
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Cairns, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $550
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $550
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $550
Flights from Perth to Hamilton Island via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$320 - $430
Flights from Perth to Proserpine via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$320 - $440
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Mackay
Ave. Duration
12 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
47 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$650 - $1,600
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$670
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,100 - $1,500
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,600
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,400 - $1,900
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
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 Airlie Beach to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$12 - $18
Flexifare
$20 - $28
Bus from Roebuck Plains to Katherine
Ave. Duration
22 h 27 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Bus from Katherine to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Tennant Creek to Townsville
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Bus from Townsville to Mackay
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$35 - $50
Flexifare
$45 - $65
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Mackay
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Integrity Coach Lines (Aust) Pty Ltd
Phone
08 9274 7464
Email
info@integritycoachlines.com.au
Website
integritycoachlines.com.au
Bus from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 to Roebuck Plains Roadhouse Caravan Park, Broome Highway, Australia
Ave. Duration
34 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Schedules at
integritycoachlines.com.au

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There is no direct flight from Perth Airport to Mackay Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Mackay is 2 h ahead of Perth. It is currently 1:02 PM in Perth and 3:02 PM in Mackay.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Perth to Mackay is 4817 km. It takes approximately 2 days 6 h to drive from Perth to Mackay.

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

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There are 76+ hotels available in Mackay. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Perth to Perth Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 35 min and costs $5 - $7.

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