Directions from Townsville to Mackay

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 42 min

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

$50 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 40 min

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

$35 - $70

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Mackay 244.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Mackay (MKY) TSV - MKY

$188 - $714

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Townsville to Mackay 5 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 42 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Townsville to Mackay twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $70 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Mackay
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Mackay
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Mackay
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$35 - $55
Flexifare
$45 - $70

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Townsville and Mackay is 324 km. The road distance is 391 km.

The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Mackay is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 5 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Townsville to Mackay is to fly which takes 3 h 8 min and costs $240 - $950.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Townsville and arriving at Mackay. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 4 h 42 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Townsville and arriving at Mackay. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

The train from Townsville to Mackay takes 4 h 42 min including transfers and departs five times a week.