There are 8 ways to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton by tram, plane, train, 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

Tram to Gold Coast, fly to Rockhampton  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the tram from Cavill Avenue to Broadbeach South
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Rockhampton (ROK) OOL - ROK

$197 - $1,911

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton Gx443 / ...

$67 - $125

6 alternative options

Train to Brisbane, 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 - $319

Train to Brisbane, fly to Gladstone, train  •  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

$144 - $365

Train to Brisbane, fly to Biloela, bus  •  8 h 1 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

$195 - $387

Train  •  10 h 27 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 / ...

$89 - $123

Train, bus  •  16 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Jondaryan
  3. Take the bus from Jondaryan to Rockhampton

$93 - $143

Drive  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Rockhampton 433.2 miles

$60 - $90

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 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Rockhampton via Brisbane in around 13 h 37 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
Jetgo Australia
Website
jetgo.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
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
Tram from Cavill Avenue to Broadbeach South
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $20
Standard
$17 - $23
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
$80 - $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 26 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Jondaryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Jondaryan to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
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 - $11
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 - $16
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $90
Flexifare
$75 - $110

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 9 h 4 min.

The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton is to tram and fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $260 - $2,600.

No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Rockhampton. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Rockhampton via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 37 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Gold Coast to Rockhampton, including transfers.