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

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Fly from Rockhampton  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Darwin (DRW) ROK - DRW

$268 - $355

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Bus  •  47 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Townsville
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin

$264 - $468

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Train to Mackay, fly  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Mackay
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Darwin (DRW) MKY - DRW

$299 - $362

Train, bus  •  45 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Townsville
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin

$284 - $475

Drive  •  31 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Rockhampton to Darwin 1833.6 miles

$260 - $380

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No, there is no direct bus from Rockhampton to Darwin. However, there are services departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Darwin via Townsville and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 10 min.

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The distance between Rockhampton and Darwin is 2404 km. The road distance is 2933.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Darwin without a car is to train and bus which takes 45 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to get from Rockhampton to Darwin, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Darwin is to fly which takes 7 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 47 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Rockhampton Airport to Darwin Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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

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Darwin is 30 min behind Rockhampton. It is currently 10:17 AM in Rockhampton and 9:47 AM in Darwin.

Yes, the driving distance between Rockhampton to Darwin is 2934 km. It takes approximately 31 h 21 min to drive from Rockhampton to Darwin.

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  • Distance: 1502.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 43 min

What companies run services between Rockhampton, QLD, Australia and Darwin, NT, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and three other airlines fly from Rockhampton to Darwin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rockhampton to Darwin via Townsville and Tennant Creek in around 47 h 10 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $360
Flights from Rockhampton to Darwin via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $440
Flights from Rockhampton to Darwin via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Rockhampton to Darwin via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $440
Flights from Rockhampton to Darwin via Brisbane, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $440
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Townsville
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $470
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Townsville, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $370
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Mackay
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Rockhampton to Townsville
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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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 Townsville to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $220
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Bus from Rockhampton to Townsville
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $90
Flexifare
$75 - $110
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Jetstar, Airnorth, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Rockhampton Airport to Darwin Airport.

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There are 139+ hotels available in Darwin. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Rockhampton Airport is to line 403 bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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