Getting to Winton OLD

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 Bus Queensland. 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.


Greyhound coach services operate from Brisbane to Mt Isa and return, and this service stops in Winton. There are also Greyhound services operating from Longreach to Emerald.


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 or ask at your accommodation provider if they would be willing to provide a pick up service. Winton runs a mini-bus service for Winton airport tansfers - check out the Winton Visitor Information Centre for the 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.