Winton is located in Central Western Queensland on the Landsborough Highway.

The closest towns are:

  • Kynuna - 164km north-west
  • Longreach - 178km south-east
  • Hughenden - 214km north-east
  • Cloncurry - 348km north-west
  • Boulia - 362km south-west
  • Jundah - 370km south
  • Mt Isa - 468km north-west

Distances from major regional and metropolitan centres in Queensland:

  • Brisbane - approximately 1400km
  • Townsville - approximately 600km
  • Rockhampton - approximately 900km
  • Cairns - approximately 900km

There are so many ways to get to Winton - regardless of whether you want to take the wheel, or sit back and enjoy the ride. Winton is fully accessibly via bitumen roads, or for the off-road enthusiasts there are plenty of back roads and little-known routes to be taken. Don't forget when travelling in the Outback to take care, and check your mobile phone reception areas.

If you want to leave the car at home, there are daily coach services into Winton, operated by Greyhound. Travelling by train is also a great option, with Queensland Rail's Spirit of the Outback to Longreach, with a coach link to Winton. There are also flight services operated into Winton twice-weekly.

Spirit of the Outback rail services run twice-weekly to and from Brisbane to Longreach. There is a coach link to Winton.




Regional Express (REX) services Winton. There are flights on Tuesday and Thursday into Winton, on a loop departing from Townsville, which connect with Qantas Link flights in Longreach. Please be aware when flying in to Winton that the Airport is located 5km from the town, so be sure to organise an airport pick up. Winton does not currently have a taxi service, so ask at your accommodation provider if they would be willing to provide a pick up service.

An alternative to flying directly into Winton is to take the daily Qantas Link flight from Brisbane to Longreach, where there are several hire car companies available - Avis and Budget.





Daily Greyhound coach services operated from Brisbane to Mt Isa and return, and these stop in Winton. There are also Greyhound services operating from Longreach to Emerald.


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