The Bruce Highway, the main coastal highway, dissects the region in a North/South direction. Running parallel servicing the hinterland is the Burnett Highway. Bundaberg is accessed on the Isis Highway from Childers in the south and Gin Gin in the north. Drive time from Brisbane to Bundaberg is just over four hours.
Up to eight flights a day connect Brisbane with Bundaberg and flights operate northwards to and from Cairns on a daily basis. The flight time from Brisbane is approximately one hour.
Fast electric train services operate daily into Bundaberg on the main Brisbane Cairns line. Service time from Brisbane is just over five and a half hours.
Daily services operate into Bundaberg with McCafferty's and Greyhound Pioneer. The hinterland is serviced on a weekly basis.
Major banks are open from 9.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 5.00pm on Fridays. Some banks and building societies are open for slightly longer hours and on Saturday morning.
In Bundaberg most banks have electronic banking facilities open 24 hours a day. Outside Bundaberg banking facilities can be limited and we recommend you check with your bank before leaving. Most businesses accept major credit cards. Foreign currency and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks and some hotels/motels.
The main Post Office is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 11.45am on Saturday.
Shops generally open from 8.30am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings. Large shopping centre supermarkets and chain stores open till 9.00pm weekdays and 4.30pm on Saturday. Bundaberg has late night shopping on Thursday nights till 9.00pm. Convenience stores open seven days a week supplying basic needs. Markets operate on weekends in Bundaberg.
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