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There are 5 ways to get from Mackay to Rockhampton by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Mackay to Rockhampton Gx411 / ...

$27 - $55

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Train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Mackay to Rockhampton Spirit of Queensland

$40 - $60

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Mackay to Marlborough
  2. Take the bus from Marlborough to Rockhampton George Street

$38 - $51

Drive  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Mackay to Rockhampton 208.5 miles

$29 - $45

Fly  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Rockhampton (ROK) MKY - ROK

$164 - $656

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The cheapest way to get from Mackay to Rockhampton is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mackay to Rockhampton is to fly which costs $230 - $950 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Mackay and arriving at Rockhampton. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Mackay and arriving at Rockhampton. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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The distance between Mackay and Rockhampton is 283 km. The road distance is 333.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mackay to Rockhampton without a car is to bus which takes 4 h and costs $35 - $75.

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The bus from Mackay to Rockhampton takes 4 h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Mackay to Rockhampton bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Mackay station.

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

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The best way to get from Mackay to Rockhampton is to bus which takes 4 h and costs $35 - $75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $55 - $85 and takes 4 h 33 min, you could also fly, which costs $230 - $950 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Mackay to Rockhampton.
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  • Distance: 177.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Mackay to Rockhampton twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $55 and the journey takes 4 h. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Mackay to Rockhampton once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h 33 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Mackay to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Mackay to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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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 Mackay to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$27 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $55
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Marlborough
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Marlborough to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The quickest flight from Mackay Airport to Rockhampton Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Mackay to Rockhampton is 334 km. It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to drive from Mackay to Rockhampton.

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Qantas offers flights from Mackay 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 Mackay to Mackay Airport is to line 303 bus which takes 5 min and costs $4 - $6.

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