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There are 6 ways to get from Manly to Rockdale by ferry, train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Ferry, train  •  54 min

  1. Take the ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2 MFF Manly Fast Ferry / ...
  2. Take the train from Martin Place Station to Rockdale Station T4 Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line

$7 - $13

Cheapest option

Line 144 bus, bus, line 422 bus  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 144 bus from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B to Military Rd At Watson St 144
  2. Take the bus from Military Rd At Watson St to Newtown Station, King St, Stand D M30
  3. Take the line 422 bus from Newtown Station, King St, Stand C to Rockdale Station, Princes Hwy, Stand E 422

$6 - $9

4 alternative options

Ferry, train, bus  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
  2. Take the train from Circular Quay Station to Sydenham Station
  3. Take the bus from Burrows Av Opp Sydenham Station to Rockdale Station, Railway St, Stand H 6T4 / ...

$7 - $13

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manly to Rockdale 17.9 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Manly to Rockdale 17.9 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  29 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manly to Rockdale 17.9 miles

$40 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Manly to Rockdale is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manly to Rockdale is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manly to Rockdale station. However, there are services departing from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B and arriving at Rockdale Station, Princes Hwy, Stand E via Military Rd At Watson St and Newtown Station, King St, Stand C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 53 min.

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The distance between Manly and Rockdale is 22 km. The road distance is 28.7 km.

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The best way to get from Manly to Rockdale without a car is to ferry and train which takes 54 min and costs $10 - $19.

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It takes approximately 54 min to get from Manly to Rockdale, including transfers.

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Manly to Rockdale bus services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B station.

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Manly to Rockdale bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Rockdale Station, Princes Hwy, Stand E.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manly to Rockdale is 29 km. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Manly to Rockdale.

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There are 2200+ hotels available in Rockdale. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manly to Rockdale.
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  • Distance: 13.6 miles
  • Duration: 54 min

What companies run services between Manly, NSW, Australia and Rockdale, NSW, Australia?

You can take a bus from Manly to Rockdale via Military Rd At Watson St, Newtown Station, King St, Stand D, and Newtown Station, King St, Stand C in around 1 h 53 min.

Train operators
Sydney Trains
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Martin Place Station to Rockdale Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Train from Circular Quay Station to Sydenham Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Burrows Av Opp Sydenham Station to Rockdale Station, Railway St, Stand H
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Manly Wharf, West Esplanade, Stand B to Military Rd At Watson St
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Military Rd At Watson St to Newtown Station, King St, Stand D
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Newtown Station, King St, Stand C to Rockdale Station, Princes Hwy, Stand E
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Ferry operators
Manly Fast Ferry
Phone
02 9583 1199
Website
manlyfastferry.com.au
Ferry from Manly, Wharf 2 to Circular Quay, Wharf 2
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Manly Fast Ferry
Sydney Ferries
Other operators
Uber Sydney
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Manly to Rockdale
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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uber.com
Assist
$40 - $55
UberX
$40 - $55
UberX +
$45 - $65
Select
$55 - $75
UberXL
$60 - $80
Taxi
$65 - $90
Black
$85 - $110
Black SUV
$120 - $150
Lux
$120 - $150
Taxi from Manly to Rockdale
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Silver Service
Phone
+61 13 31 00
Website
silverservice.com.au
Premier Cabs
Phone
+61 13 10 17
Website
premiercabs.com.au

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