Distance between Bowen and Mackay
The distance from Bowen to Mackay is 192 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 2 hours and 12 minutes and goes through Intaburra, Debella, Mrytlevale, Goorganga Plains, Lethebrook, Wagoora and Pindi Pindi.
Shortest distance by air  159 km ✈️ 
Car route length  192 km 🚗 
Driving time  2 h 12 min 
Fuel amount  15.4 L 
Fuel cost  27.4 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Bowen  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A1 19 km, 13 min


Intaburra  19 km  13 min  1.2 L  
A1 18 km, 12 min


Debella  37 km  26 min  2.6 L  
A1 20 km, 13 min


Mrytlevale  57 km  39 min  3.9 L  
A1 21 km, 14 min


Goorganga Plains  77 km  53 min  5.8 L  
A1 8 km, 05 min


Lethebrook  85 km  59 min  6.6 L  
A1 34 km, 22 min


Pindi Pindi  119 km  1 h 21 min  8.1 L  
A1 20 km, 13 min


Kolijo  139 km  1 h 34 min  10.9 L  
A1 12 km, 07 min


Buthurra  150 km  1 h 42 min  11.5 L  
A1 42 km, 29 min


Mackay  192 km  2 h 12 min  15.3 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Bowen to Mackay?
Fuel cost: 27.4 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 192 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.78 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Bowen to Mackay?
Driving time: 2 h 12 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 158 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 1 h 45 min
 28 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 21 min
 5 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 4 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Bowen to Mackay by land?
The distance between Bowen and Mackay is 192 km by road.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Bowen and Mackay respectively.
How far is Bowen to Mackay by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Bowen and Mackay is 159 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Bowen and Mackay respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Bowen from Mackay by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 11 min to cover the distance of 159 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 43 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Bowen to Mackay?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 39 min to cover the distance of 159 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 45 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Bowen and Mackay?
The halfway point between Bowen and Mackay is Lethebrook. It is located about 11 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Lethebrook to Bowen is 85 km and driving will take about 59 min. The road between Lethebrook and Mackay has length 107 km and will take approximately 1 h 13 min.
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Where is Bowen in relation to Mackay?
Bowen is located 159 km northwest of Mackay.
Bowen has geographic coordinates: latitude 20.01069, longitude 148.24682.
Mackay has geographic coordinates: latitude 21.14196, longitude 149.18651.
Which highway goes from Bowen to Mackay?
The route from Bowen to Mackay follows A1.