Brisbane to Mackay Queensland

Brisbane to Mackay Queensland

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Brisbane to Mackay Queensland Schedule

Brisbane to Mackay Queensland Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Qantas Airways Economy #QF179006:00 - 07:30AUD 159.35
Qantas Airways Economy #QF179209:15 - 10:45AUD 286.60
Qantas Airways Economy #QF98410:10 - 11:40AUD 246.34
Greyhound Australia AC Seater 14:00 - 06:05AUD 284.40
Qantas Airways Economy #QF179415:15 - 16:45AUD 167.52
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ88814:10 - 15:45AUD 140.73
Virgin Australia Economy #VA61314:35 - 16:15AUD 182.43
Qantas Airways Economy #QF233616:45 - 18:35AUD 125.66
Qantas Airways Economy #QF252018:45 - 20:35AUD 285.76
Virgin Australia Economy #VA61918:45 - 20:25AUD 136.82
Virgin Australia Economy #VA62120:45 - 22:25AUD 175.67

Transportation from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland

How to get from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland

When you want to get from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about AUD 1,075.47. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a flight as a flight ticket costs as low as AUD 115.51.

How far is Brisbane from Mackay Queensland?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland. Your trip will be a total of 626 miles (1007 km). The flying distance is 482 miles (775 km).

How long does it take to get from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland?

The travel time from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 26 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland?

The cost of the trip from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Virgin Australia: travelling by flight expect to pay as low as AUD 115.51 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as AUD 1,075.47.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland:

  • Plane tickets - AUD 116.00 to AUD 1,075.00;
  • Train tickets - AUD 161.00 to AUD 284.00;
  • Bus tickets - AUD 175.00 to AUD 285.00;

How many trips per day are there between Brisbane and Mackay Queensland?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 14:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 14:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is AUD 116.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland
Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia


Taking a bus from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Brisbane to Mackay Queensland? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users took a plane.