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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Spirit of Queensland

$42 - $56

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Gx411 / ...

$17 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. 128.5 miles

$18 - $27

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Townsville to Bowen 5 times a week. Tickets cost $28 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Townsville to Bowen twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
1300 131 722
Train from Townsville to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
5 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
1300 473946
Bus from Townsville to Bowen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
Book at
$17 - $25
$26 - $40

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Townsville and Bowen is 172 km. The road distance is 206 km.

The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Bowen is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 2 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Townsville to Bowen is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $55 - $75.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Townsville and arriving at Bowen. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Townsville to Bowen, including transfers.