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

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Bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Longreach Gx471

$55 - $100

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Train  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Longreach Spirit of the Outback

$80 - $120

Drive  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Rockhampton to Longreach 428.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Longreach  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Longreach (LRE) ROK - LRE

$210 - $700

Fly to Barcaldine, bus  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Barcaldine (BCI) ROK - BCI
  2. Take the bus from Barcaldine to Longreach

$177 - $544

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The cheapest way to get from Rockhampton to Longreach is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 8 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rockhampton to Longreach is to fly which costs $300 - $950 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Longreach. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Longreach. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

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The distance between Rockhampton and Longreach is 637 km. The road distance is 685.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Longreach without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 20 min and costs $75 - $140.

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The bus from Rockhampton to Longreach takes 9 h 20 min including transfers and departs four times a week.

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

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Rockhampton to Longreach train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Rockhampton station.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Longreach is to bus which takes 9 h 20 min and costs $75 - $140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 14 h 40 min, you could also fly, which costs $300 - $950 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Rockhampton to Longreach.
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  • Distance: 398.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 20 min

What companies run services between Rockhampton, QLD, Australia and Longreach, QLD, Australia?

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Rockhampton to Longreach 4 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Rockhampton to Longreach twice a week. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 14 h 40 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Longreach via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Longreach via Brisbane, Blackall
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Longreach via Mackay, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Barcaldine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Longreach
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
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 Rockhampton to Longreach
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Bus from Barcaldine to Longreach
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $22

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There is no direct flight from Rockhampton Airport to Longreach Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockhampton to Longreach is 686 km. It takes approximately 8 h 44 min to drive from Rockhampton to Longreach.

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

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There are eight+ hotels available in Longreach. Prices start at $100 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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