There are 3 ways to get from Townsville to Bowen by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 32 min

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

$41 - $54

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Bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Bowen Gx411 / ...

$17 - $35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Bowen 128.5 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Bowen is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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

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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.

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The distance between Townsville and Bowen is 172 km. The road distance is 205.7 km.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Bowen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $55 - $75.

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

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

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The best way to get from Townsville to Bowen is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $55 - $75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $50 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Townsville to Bowen is 206 km. It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to drive from Townsville to Bowen.

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  • Distance: 107.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

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 $27 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Townsville to Bowen twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $35 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Bowen
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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 Townsville to Bowen
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$17 - $24
Flexifare
$25 - $35
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

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There are 22+ hotels available in Bowen. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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