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Long distance coach services

With COVID-19 restrictions easing, there are upcoming changes to long distance coach services.

Services on the Brisbane – Charleville, Rockhampton – Longreach and Townsville – Mount Isa corridors will return to their normal scheduled service timetables with the re-introduction on the Queensland Rail's Travel Train Network on the following dates:

  • Westbound Westlander on Tuesdays will recommence on and from Tuesday 30 June 2020
  • Westbound Westlander on Thursdays will recommence on and from Thursday 24 September 2020
  • Eastbound Westlander on Wednesday will recommence on and from Wednesday 1 July 2020
  • Westbound Westlander on Fridays will recommence on and from Friday 25 September 2020
  • Corresponding Railbus connection provided by Eckels Bus Services will be reinstated between Charleville - Quilpie and Charleville – Cunnamulla.
  • Spirt of the Outback Services will recommence to the full working timetable on and from Tuesday 23 June 2020 with the corresponding Railbus connection provided by Outback Aussie Tours will be reinstated between Longreach and Winton.
  • Westbound Inlander on Wednesdays will recommence on and from 1 July 2020.
  • Westbound Inlander on Saturdays will recommence on and from Saturday 19 September 2020.
  • Eastbound Inlander on Tuesdays will recommence on and from Thursday 2 July 2020.
  • Eastbound Inlander on Sundays will recommence on and from Sunday 20 September 2020.

Further changes have also made to other regional and rural Queensland coach services. Please contact the relevant operator for more information and bookings.

Long Distance Coach Services & Contact Details

Coach services on the Brisbane-Charleville, Rockhampton-Longreach and Townsville-Mount Isa corridors will service the same towns that would have been serviced by the suspended the rail services, making an additional stop if required at the rail station to minimise impacts for customers.

Bus Queensland

Service Current frequency Revised service levels
Brisbane - Mount Isa
7 return trips per week
No Change
Brisbane – Charleville
7 return trips per week 7 return trips per week from 22 June 2020
Toowoomba - St George (via Mooney Highway)
3 return trips per week 3 return trips per week from 24 June 2020
Toowoomba - St George (via Gore Highway)
2 return trips per week
2 return trips per week from 22 June 2020
St George - Cunnamulla
3 return trips per week  3 return trips per week from 24 June 2020
St George - Lightning Ridge
2 return trips per week
2 return trips per week from 22 June 2020
Toowoomba – Rockhampton
3 return trips per week  3 return trips per week from 22 June 2020
Charters Towers – Townsville
5 return trips per week   No change
Mount Isa – Townsville  3 return trips per week (2 days and 1 nights)
3 return trips per week from 22 June 2020

Greyhound Australia

Service Current frequency Revised service levels 
Emerald - Rockhampton
5 return trips per week
3 return trips per week
Longreach – Rockhampton
2 return trips per week
return trip per week

Mackay Transit Coaches

Service Current frequency  Revised service levels 
Emerald – Mackay
7 return trips per week
5 return trips per week

Bowen Transit

Service Current frequency Revised service levels 
Collinsville – Bowen
5 return trips per week 3 return trips per week

Trans North Bus & Coach

Service Current frequency Revised service levels 
Cairns – Karumba
3 return trips per week
3 return trips per week
Cairns - Cooktown (Inland)
3 return trips per week
2 return trips per week
Cairns -Cooktown (Coastal)
3 return trips per week
Change to days of trip and 
hours of operation

North Burnett Regional Council

Service Current frequency Revised service levels 
Monto - Mundubbera (on demand)
1 return trip per week (on demand, Friday only)
1 return trip per week (on demand) from 12 June 2020
Mundubbera – Bundaberg
2 return trips per week (Tuesday and Thursday only)
2 return trips per week from 9 June 2020
Mundubbera – Maryborough
1 return trip per week (Friday only) 1 return trip per week from 12 June 2020
Eidsvold - Bundaberg (via Mt Perry)
1 return trip per week (Wednesday only)
1 return trip per week from 10 June 2020
Monto - Ceratodus (on demand)
1 return trip per week (on demand, Wednesday only)
1 return trip per week (on demand) from 10 June 2020

Read the full list of long distance coach services—visit the operator website or contact them directly to plan and book your trip.

Last updated
19 June 2020