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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.

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Fly to Proserpine, bus  •  6 h 39 min

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

$121 - $416

7 alternative options

Fly to Hamilton Island, bus  •  7 h 54 min

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

$168 - $571

Fly to Mackay, train  •  8 h 42 min

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

$187 - $407

Fly to Townsville, bus  •  8 h 40 min

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

$134 - $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

$213 - $365

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 / ...

$180 - $303

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 - $313

Drive  •  23 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Bowen 1253.3 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Bowen is to fly and bus which costs $180 - $470 and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Bowen is to fly and bus which costs $170 - $600 and takes 6 h 39 min.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Bowen without a car is to train which takes 30 h 12 min and costs $300 - $550.

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Sydney to Bowen, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Sydney to Bowen is to train which takes 30 h 12 min and costs $300 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $250 - $430 and takes 37 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Proserpine Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Bowen.
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  • Distance: 980 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 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 Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane, Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Mackay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 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 Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Bowen
Ave. Duration
14 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $220
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$213
B-Quick
$117
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.

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Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Proserpine to Bowen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $22
Bus from Airlie Beach to Bowen
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $10
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Bowen
Ave. Duration
19 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Premier Motor Service
Website
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
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 - $130
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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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Bowen is 2005 km. It takes approximately 23 h 58 min to drive from Sydney to Bowen.

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Qantas, Tigerair Australia, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer flights from Sydney Airport to Proserpine 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 Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $17.

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