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Fly to Mackay, train, ferry

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Mackay (MKY)
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Townsville
  3. Take the ferry from Breakwater Ferry Terminal to Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal

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Fly to Proserpine, train, ferry

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Proserpine (PPP)
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Townsville
  3. Take the ferry from Breakwater Ferry Terminal to Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal

Fly to Hamilton Island, train, ferry

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Hamilton Island (HTI)
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Townsville
  3. Take the ferry from Breakwater Ferry Terminal to Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal
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The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Nelly Bay is to fly and train and ferry which costs $500 - $1,300 and takes 28h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Nelly Bay is to fly and train and ferry which costs $500 - $1,300 and takes 28h 34m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Nelly Bay is 11359 km.

It takes approximately 28h 34m to get from San Francisco to Nelly Bay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Mackay Airport. The quickest flight takes 20h 10m and has one stopover.

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Nelly Bay is 17h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 12:18 PM in San Francisco and 5:18 AM in Nelly Bay.

American Airlines, Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand and three other airlines offer flights from San Francisco Airport to Mackay Airport.

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There are 261+ hotels available in Nelly Bay. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $8 - $10.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Nelly Bay.
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  • Distance: 11358.7 km
  • Duration: 28h 34m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Nelly Bay, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco to Nelly Bay. However, you can take the BART to San Francisco International Airport, take the walk to San Francisco airport, fly to Mackay, take the walk to Mackay Airport, take the line 303 bus to Caneland Central, take the taxi to Mackay, take the train to Townsville, take the walk to Flinders St at Townsville station, take the line 201 bus to Breakwater Terminal, take the walk to Breakwater Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Nelly Bay. Alternatively, you can take the BART to San Francisco International Airport, take the walk to San Francisco airport, fly to Proserpine, take the walk to Proserpine Airport, take the bus to Port of Airlie, take the walk to Coconut Grove at Airlie Esplanade, take the line 860 bus to Mill Street at Proserpine, take the walk to Proserpine, take the train to Townsville, take the walk to Flinders St at Townsville station, take the line 201 bus to Breakwater Terminal, take the walk to Breakwater Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Nelly Bay.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Mackay via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
21h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Mackay via Nadi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
24h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from San Francisco to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from San Francisco to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
21h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,800
Flights from San Francisco to Proserpine via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
25h 47m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,800
Flights from San Francisco to Hamilton Island via Sydney
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Hamilton Island via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,800
Flights from San Francisco to Hamilton Island via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Hamilton Island via Nadi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from San Francisco to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,300
Flights from San Francisco to Mackay via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from San Francisco to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,800
Flights from San Francisco to Proserpine via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$850 - $3,000
Flights from San Francisco to Hamilton Island via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from San Francisco to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from San Francisco to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,800
Flights from San Francisco to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from San Francisco to Mackay via Auckland, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,600
Flights from San Francisco to Hamilton Island via Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1800 872 467 (+61 7 3606 6630 for international calls)
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Townsville
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $85
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$45 - $65
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$60 - $85
Train from Proserpine to Townsville
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$35 - $50
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$40 - $60
Ferry operators
Sealink (QLD)
Phone
+61 7 4726 0800
Email
infoqld@sealink.com.au
Website
sealinkqld.com.au
Ferry from Breakwater Ferry Terminal to Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Website
Sealink (QLD)

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