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There are 6 ways to get from Tweed Heads to Mackay by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Gold Coast  •  7h

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Mackay (MKY) OOL - MKY

$328 - $1,812

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Train  •  16h 4m

  1. Take the train from Varsity Lakes station, platform 2 to Roma Street station, platform 7 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Mackay Brisbain

$106 - $242

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Train to Brisbane, fly  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Varsity Lakes station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY

$107 - $379

Bus  •  19h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop Northbound - Pottsville to Brisbane Int. / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mackay Gx443 / ...

$169 - $431

Train, bus  •  21h 1m

  1. Take the train from Varsity Lakes station, platform 2 to Roma Street station, platform 7 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Mackay

$171 - $239

Drive  •  13h 51m

  1. Drive from Tweed Heads to Mackay 656.9 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Tweed Heads to Mackay is to train and fly which costs $100 - $380 and takes 6h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Tweed Heads to Mackay is to train and fly which costs $100 - $380 and takes 6h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tweed Heads to Mackay. However, there are services departing from Wharf St at Tweed Heads and arriving at Mackay via Gold Coast Airport and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 38m.

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The distance between Tweed Heads and Mackay is 898 km. The road distance is 1051.1 km.

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The best way to get from Tweed Heads to Mackay without a car is to train which takes 16h 4m and costs $100 - $250.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Tweed Heads to Mackay, including transfers.

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Tweed Heads to Mackay bus services, operated by Byron Easybus, depart from Gold Coast Airport station.

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The best way to get from Tweed Heads to Mackay is to fly which takes 7h and costs $320 - $1,900. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $250 and takes 16h 4m, you could also bus, which costs $160 - $440 and takes 19h 38m.

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There is no direct flight from Gold Coast Airport to Mackay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Tweed Heads to Mackay bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Mackay station.

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Map of how to get from Tweed Heads to Mackay.
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  • Distance: 561.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia and Mackay, QLD, Australia?

Airnorth, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Tweed Heads to Mackay hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tweed Heads to Mackay via Varsity Lakes station, Varsity Lakes station, platform 2, Roma Street station, platform 7, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 16h 4m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $3,300
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $4,200
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $3,500
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$320 - $3,500
Flights from Gold Coast to Mackay via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $3,500
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Varsity Lakes station, platform 2 to International Airport station, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Online
$22 - $28
Standard
$26 - $35
Train from Varsity Lakes station, platform 2 to Roma Street station, platform 7
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Mackay
Ave. Duration
12h 49m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $220
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy- A-choice fare
$150 - $220
Economy- B-Quick fare
$90 - $130
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
Byron Easybus
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $380
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Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$130 - $160
Advantage
$170 - $270
Premium
$190 - $380
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Mackay
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Yes, the driving distance between Tweed Heads to Mackay is 1051 km. It takes approximately 13h 51m to drive from Tweed Heads to Mackay.

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Airnorth, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Gold Coast Airport to Mackay Airport.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Mackay. Prices start at $89 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Tweed Heads to Gold Coast Airport is to line 760 bus which takes 13m and costs $4 - $6.

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