Cairns to Mackay Queensland

Cairns to Mackay Queensland

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Instant
07:50
Babinda, Cairns
12h 45m bus ride in AC Seater
20:35
Sarina, Mackay Queensland
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07:25
Gordonvale, Cairns
13h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
20:35
Sarina, Mackay Queensland
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06:00
CNS Cairns Airport
7h 25m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BNE 3h 30m
13:25
MKY Mackay Airport, Mackay Queensland

From Babinda to Mackay Queensland by bus

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07:50
Babinda, Cairns
12h 45m bus ride in AC Seater
20:35
Sarina, Mackay Queensland

From Gordonvale to Mackay Queensland by bus

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07:25
Gordonvale, Cairns
13h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
20:35
Sarina, Mackay Queensland

From Cairns Airport to Mackay Queensland by flight and flight

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Instant Fastest
06:00
CNS Cairns Airport
7h 25m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BNE 3h 30m
13:25
MKY Mackay Airport, Mackay Queensland

Cairns to Mackay Queensland Schedule

Cairns to Mackay Queensland Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Greyhound Australia AC Seater 07:50 - 20:35AUD 207
Qantas Airways Economy #QF235506:45 - 08:55AUD 313.03
Qantas Airways Economy #QF235715:00 - 17:10AUD 353.17

Transportation from Cairns to Mackay Queensland

How to get from Cairns to Mackay Queensland

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

  • Flight
  • Bus

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 358.91. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as AUD 150.00.

How far is Cairns from Mackay Queensland?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Cairns to Mackay Queensland. Your trip will be a total of 462 miles (742 km). The flying distance is 355 miles (571 km).

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

The travel time from Cairns to Mackay Queensland can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 26 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Cairns to Mackay Queensland varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Greyhound Australia: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as AUD 150.00 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 358.91.

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

  • Bus tickets - AUD 150.00 to AUD 227.00;
  • Plane tickets - AUD 293.00 to AUD 359.00;

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

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

  • Flights from Cairns to Mackay Queensland depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 07:50. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Cairns 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 293.00.

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 Cairns to Mackay Queensland
Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways, Regional Express, Virgin Australia

Buses

Taking a bus from Cairns 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.

The most popular transport from Cairns to Mackay Queensland

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Cairns 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% decided to go for a bus.