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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Rockhampton  •  9 h 56 min

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

$256 - $338

4 alternative options

Train to Mackay, fly  •  13 h 3 min

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

$298 - $626

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

$296 - $479

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

$276 - $471

Drive  •  31 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Rockhampton to Darwin 1833.6 miles

$260 - $380

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rockhampton to Darwin is to fly which costs $340 - $460 and takes 9 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rockhampton to Darwin is to fly which costs $340 - $460 and takes 9 h 56 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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It takes approximately 9 h 56 min to get from Rockhampton to Darwin, including transfers.

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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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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 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $440
Flights from Rockhampton to Darwin via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $440
Flights from Rockhampton to Darwin via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $440
Flights from Rockhampton to Darwin via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday
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 Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Townsville
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Townsville, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
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 Rockhampton to Darwin via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $370
Flights from Rockhampton to Darwin via Brisbane, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $370
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$240 - $550
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Townsville
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
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
$65 - $120
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $95
Flexifare
$80 - $120

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