There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Rockhampton by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Rockhampton  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Rockhampton (ROK) MEL - ROK

$164 - $345

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Fly to Gladstone, train  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Gladstone (GLT) MEL - GLT
  2. Take the train from Gladstone to Rockhampton

$197 - $449

Train  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Rockhampton

$225 - $405

Bus, train  •  39 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth to Toowoomba
  4. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Rockhampton

$253 - $349

Bus  •  43 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton

$199 - $292

Drive  •  23 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Rockhampton 1266.4 miles

$180 - $270

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Rockhampton. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Rockhampton via Sydney and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Melbourne to Rockhampton. However, there are services departing from Southern Cross and arriving at Rockhampton via Central Station and Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 55 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Rockhampton is 1689 km. The road distance is 2026.2 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Rockhampton without a car is to train which takes 34 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Melbourne to Rockhampton, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Rockhampton bus services, operated by Firefly Express, depart from Melbourne station.

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Melbourne to Rockhampton train services, operated by XPT, depart from Southern Cross station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Rockhampton is to fly which takes 6 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 34 h 55 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 43 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Rockhampton Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Rockhampton.
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  • Distance: 1055.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Rockhampton, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Melbourne to Rockhampton hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Rockhampton via Central Station, Brisbane, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 34 h 55 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Rockhampton via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Rockhampton via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Gladstone via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Gladstone via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Train operators
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
4 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 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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Queensland Rail Travel
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Central Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
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 Melbourne to Central Station
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
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
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Tamworth to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$82
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Rockhampton is 2026 km. It takes approximately 23 h 11 min to drive from Melbourne to Rockhampton.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Rockhampton Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Rockhampton. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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