There are 8 ways to get from Sydney to Bowen by plane, bus, train or car

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

Fly to Proserpine, bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Proserpine (PPP) SYD - PPP
  2. Take the bus from Proserpine to Bowen

$123 - $420

7 alternative options

Fly to Hamilton Island, bus  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Hamilton Island (HTI) SYD - HTI
  2. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Bowen

$168 - $581

Fly to Mackay, train  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Mackay (MKY) SYD - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Bowen

$188 - $408

Fly to Townsville, bus  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Townsville (TSV) SYD - TSV
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Bowen

$135 - $332

Train  •  30 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Bowen Spirit of Queensland

$227 - $370

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  37 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Bowen Gx443 / ...

$183 - $318

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  40 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Bowen

$231 - $323

Drive  •  23 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Bowen 1253.3 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Bowen is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $460 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Bowen is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $600 and takes 6 h 40 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Bowen is 1568 km. The road distance is 2005.2 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to get from Sydney to Bowen, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Bowen. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Bowen via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 20 min.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Bowen. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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Sydney to Bowen bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Central Station.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Bowen.
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  • Distance: 980 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 40 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Bowen, QLD, Australia?

You can take a train from Sydney to Bowen via Brisbane, Brisbane Roma Street, and Bowen in around 30 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Bowen via Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane in around 37 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Port Macquarie, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Bowen
Ave. Duration
14 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$219
B-Quick
$121
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 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Proserpine to Bowen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Airlie Beach to Bowen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $10
Flexifare
$14 - $19
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Bowen
Ave. Duration
19 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $180
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Bowen
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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