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There are 7 ways to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, fly to Rockhampton  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Rockhampton (ROK) BNE - ROK

$93 - $318

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Bus  •  13 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street Gx241 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton Gx443 / ...

$61 - $118

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Train, fly to Gladstone  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Gladstone (GLT) BNE - GLT
  3. Take the train from Gladstone to Rockhampton

$141 - $362

Train, fly to Biloela, bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Biloela (ZBL) BNE - ZBL
  3. Take the bus from Biloela to Rockhampton

$192 - $386

Train  •  10 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Rockhampton Tilt Train / ...

$84 - $123

Train, bus  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Rockhampton George Street

$87 - $130

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Rockhampton 433.2 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 9 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton is to train and fly which costs $130 - $450 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Rockhampton. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise and arriving at Rockhampton via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 20 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Rockhampton is 591 km. The road distance is 693 km.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton without a car is to train which takes 10 h 37 min and costs $110 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 49 min to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton, including transfers.

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Gold Coast to Rockhampton bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Surfers Paradise station.

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The best way to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton is to train which takes 10 h 37 min and costs $110 - $180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $170 and takes 13 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Rockhampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton.
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  • Distance: 369.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 49 min

What companies run services between Gold Coast, QLD, Australia and Rockhampton, QLD, Australia?

You can take a train from Gold Coast to Rockhampton via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 10 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Rockhampton via Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane in around 13 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
VivaColombia
Website
vivacolombia.co
Flights from Brisbane to Biloela
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$14 - $19
Standard
$16 - $22
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Gladstone to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Biloela to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
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 Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $19
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Gold Coast to Rockhampton is 693 km. It takes approximately 9 h 4 min to drive from Gold Coast to Rockhampton.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane 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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