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Flight information Mackay to Brisbane

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Average flight time, total distance 798 kilometres

1h 25min


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Many people book an airfare from Mackay to Brisbane each year in order to conduct business in the biggest city in the state, or to enjoy leisure time in the bustling destination. Brisbane hosts many top annual events, and is home to an internationally-renowned art gallery, as well as many great shops, restaurants, bars and more.

Airlines offering Brisbane flights from Mackay

There are currently three airlines which operate direct flights from Mackay to Brisbane: Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia. If you need to purchase cheap airline tickets to Brisbane from your Mackay location, you’ll find dozens of flights leave each week.

Mackay airport departure information

When leaving for the Mackay airport on the day of your travel to Brisbane, make sure you give yourself plenty of time so that you arrive there at least 30 minutes, if not longer, before your flight. You should always have a form of identification on you too when you’re checking in – a driver’s licence, passport or the like is fine.

The airport in Mackay is 7km from the CBD, a distance that takes approximately 10 minutes to drive. To get to the terminal you can drive yourself and park at the airport (there are both short and long-term parking options available for you to choose from), take a taxi, or utilise the local Greyhound bus services.

While waiting to board your plan to Brisbane, you can surf the Internet using the free service in the departure lounge, or make use of the terminal’s facilities which include a bathroom, baby change area, and ATM. You can also have something to eat or drink at one of the airport’s three outlets, or pick up something to read or some other helpful items from the Relay store.

Brisbane airport arrivals

Upon arrival in Brisbane, you’ll see that the terminal has many facilities. You can shop up a storm, buying clothing, accessories, books and other goods, or purchase a snack from the variety of bars, restaurants and coffee shops on site. There is also a food court for an even wider array of choices.

When you’re ready to leave the Brisbane airport, there are a number of transport options to get you to the CBD (it is approximately 12km away). If you’re not being picked up from the airport, you can take a taxi, hop on a bus, book a private car, or rent a vehicle. In addition, there is also the option of the speedy Airtrain, which departs every 15 minutes during peak times.

Other important information to note

Brisbane is typically a more expensive city than Mackay. To get from the airport to the city centre a taxi will cost roughly $45 to $50 in Brisbane, whereas in Mackay it’s just $20. Similarly, the average cost of a meal from an inexpensive restaurant in Brisbane is $20, while it’s slightly cheaper in Mackay, at just $15.

The above information is correct as of October 2015. Please check all travel details and costings close to the time of your travel date.



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