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There are 6 ways to get from Rockhampton to Bowen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Bowen Spirit of Queensland

$74 - $100

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Bowen Gx402 / ...

$45 - $85

4 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Rockhampton to Bowen 328.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Mackay, train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Mackay (MKY) ROK - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Bowen

$198 - $660

Fly to Proserpine, bus  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Proserpine (PPP) ROK - PPP
  2. Take the bus from Proserpine to Bowen

$146 - $378

Fly to Townsville, bus  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Townsville (TSV) ROK - TSV
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Bowen

$192 - $225

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rockhampton to Bowen is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 7 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rockhampton to Bowen is to fly and train which costs $270 - $950 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Bowen. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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The distance between Rockhampton and Bowen is 441 km. The road distance is 526.1 km.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Bowen without a car is to train which takes 7 h 4 min and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Rockhampton to Bowen, including transfers.

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Rockhampton to Bowen bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Rockhampton station.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Bowen is to train which takes 7 h 4 min and costs $100 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $120 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Rockhampton Airport to Mackay Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Rockhampton to Bowen bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Bowen station.

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Map of how to get from Rockhampton to Bowen.
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  • Distance: 275.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 4 min

What companies run services between Rockhampton, QLD, Australia and Bowen, QLD, Australia?

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Rockhampton to Bowen once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 6 h 58 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Rockhampton to Bowen twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $85 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Mackay
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Rockhampton to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Bowen
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Mackay to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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Queensland Rail Travel
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 Rockhampton to Bowen
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$45 - $70
Flexifare
$55 - $85
Bus from Proserpine to Bowen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $22
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Bowen
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockhampton to Bowen is 526 km. It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to drive from Rockhampton to Bowen.

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Qantas offers flights from Rockhampton Airport to Mackay Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Bowen. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Rockhampton Airport is to line 403 bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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