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There are 4 ways to get from Emerald to Rockhampton by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Emerald station to Rockhampton Gx478 / ...

$22 - $80

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Train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Emerald to Rockhampton Spirit of the Outback

$35 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Emerald to Rockhampton 168.5 miles

$24 - $35

Fly  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Emerald (EMD) to Rockhampton (ROK) EMD - ROK

$167 - $461

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The cheapest way to get from Emerald to Rockhampton is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Emerald to Rockhampton is to bus which costs $30 - $110 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Emerald station station and arriving at Rockhampton. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Emerald and arriving at Rockhampton. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday and Thursday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Emerald and Rockhampton is 240 km. The road distance is 269.7 km.

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The best way to get from Emerald to Rockhampton without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $30 - $110.

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The bus from Emerald station to Rockhampton takes 3 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Emerald to Rockhampton bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Emerald station.

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Emerald to Rockhampton train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Emerald station.

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The best way to get from Emerald to Rockhampton is to bus which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $30 - $110. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $70 and takes 4 h 44 min, you could also fly, which costs $230 - $650 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Emerald to Rockhampton.
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  • Distance: 149.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

What companies run services between Emerald, QLD, Australia and Rockhampton, QLD, Australia?

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Emerald to Rockhampton once daily. Tickets cost $22 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Emerald to Rockhampton 4 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 4 h 44 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Emerald to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Emerald to Rockhampton via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Emerald to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Emerald to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Emerald station to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $80
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45

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There is no direct flight from Emerald Airport to Rockhampton Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Emerald to Rockhampton bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Rockhampton station.

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Emerald to Rockhampton train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Rockhampton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Emerald to Rockhampton is 270 km. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Emerald to Rockhampton.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Emerald Airport to Rockhampton Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Rockhampton. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Emerald to Emerald Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $22 - $27.

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