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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, fly to Rockhampton  •  5 h 53 min

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

$94 - $318

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton Gx443 / ...

$62 - $129

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Train, fly to Gladstone  •  6 h 55 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

$143 - $364

Train, fly to Biloela, bus  •  7 h 35 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

$194 - $386

Train  •  10 h 26 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 19 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

$92 - $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 $80 - $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 $120 - $440 and takes 5 h 53 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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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton, including transfers.

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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 50 min.

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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 53 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 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Rockhampton via Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane in around 13 h 50 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 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 15 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
$15 - $22
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $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 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Biloela to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$6 - $10
Flexifare
$13 - $19
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $110
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
$7 - $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
$11 - $15
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
$80 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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