There are 7 ways to get from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train via Kent St near Adelaide St  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Maryborough Gx440
  2. Take the train from Howard to Rockhampton Tilt Train

$50 - $89

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Apple Tree Creek Gx440
  2. Take the bus from Apple Tree Creek to Rockhampton Gx402

$47 - $95

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Bus, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Howard
  2. Take the train from Howard to Rockhampton Tilt Train

$59 - $89

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton George Street

$50 - $75

Drive  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton 297.6 miles

$40 - $65

Bus, fly to Rockhampton  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba
  2. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Rockhampton (ROK) HVB - ROK

$294 - $1,006

Bus, fly to Gladstone, train  •  8 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba
  2. Fly from Hervey Bay (HVB) to Gladstone (GLT) HVB - GLT
  3. Take the train from Gladstone to Rockhampton

$258 - $800

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The cheapest way to get from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 6 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton is to bus and train which costs $65 - $130 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rainbow Beach and arriving at Rockhampton George Street. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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The distance between Rainbow Beach and Rockhampton is 383 km. The road distance is 476.2 km.

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The best way to get from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton without a car is to bus and train which takes 6 h 30 min and costs $65 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton, including transfers.

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Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Rainbow Beach station.

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There is no direct flight from Hervey Bay Airport to Rockhampton Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Rockhampton George Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton is 476 km. It takes approximately 6 h 57 min to drive from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton.

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Map of how to get from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton.
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  • Distance: 239.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia and Rockhampton, QLD, Australia?

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 8 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hervey Bay to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Hervey Bay to Rockhampton via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Hervey Bay to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Howard to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Gladstone to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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 Rainbow Beach to Maryborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$14 - $21
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Apple Tree Creek
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$17 - $24
Flexifare
$25 - $35
Bus from Apple Tree Creek to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $50
Flexifare
$40 - $60
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay - Pialba
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Maryborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Howard
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Qantas offers flights from Hervey Bay Airport to Rockhampton Airport.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Rockhampton. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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