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

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Mackay Gx443 / ...

$27 - $55

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Train  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Mackay Spirit of Queensland

$40 - $60

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton George Street to Marlborough
  2. Take the bus from Marlborough to Mackay

$38 - $52

Drive  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Rockhampton to Mackay 208.2 miles

$29 - $45

Fly  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Mackay (MKY) ROK - MKY

$156 - $599

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Mackay. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Mackay. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between Rockhampton and Mackay is 283 km. The road distance is 333.2 km.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Mackay without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs .

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The bus from Rockhampton to Mackay takes 3 h 45 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Mackay is to bus which takes 3 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 4 h 23 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Rockhampton Airport to Mackay Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Rockhampton to Mackay.
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  • Distance: 177.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Rockhampton to Mackay twice daily. Tickets cost $27 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Rockhampton to Mackay once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h 23 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Mackay
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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
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 Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$27 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $55
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Mackay
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Marlborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Marlborough to Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockhampton to Mackay is 333 km. It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to drive from Rockhampton to Mackay.

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Qantas offers flights from Rockhampton Airport to Mackay Airport.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Mackay. Prices start at $62 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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