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There are 6 ways to get from Rockhampton to Maroochydore by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Nambour Tilt Train / ...

$68 - $94

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Bus  •  10h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton George Street to Maroochydore Sixth Avenue Gx411

$55 - $100

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Drive  •  7h 18m

  1. Drive from Rockhampton to Maroochydore 331 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Rockhampton to Brisbane, bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Brisbane (BNE) ROK - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Mooloolaba

$88 - $310

Train to Gladstone, fly to Brisbane, bus  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Gladstone
  2. Fly from Gladstone (GLT) to Brisbane (BNE) GLT - BNE
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Mooloolaba

$136 - $361

Fly Rockhampton to Hervey Bay, bus  •  9h 32m

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Hervey Bay (HVB) ROK - HVB
  2. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Transit Center to Nambour

$183 - $500

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rockhampton to Maroochydore is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 7h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Rockhampton to Maroochydore is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $440 and takes 4h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rockhampton George Street and arriving at Maroochydore Sixth Avenue. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 30m.

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The distance between Rockhampton and Maroochydore is 448 km. The road distance is 529.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Maroochydore without a car is to train which takes 6h 38m and costs $95 - $140.

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It takes approximately 6h 38m to get from Rockhampton to Maroochydore, including transfers.

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Rockhampton to Maroochydore bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Rockhampton George Street station.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Maroochydore is to train which takes 6h 38m and costs $95 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $140 and takes 10h 30m.

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The quickest flight from Rockhampton Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Rockhampton to Maroochydore bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Maroochydore Sixth Avenue station.

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Map of how to get from Rockhampton to Maroochydore.
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  • Distance: 280 miles
  • Duration: 6h 38m

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Rockhampton to Maroochydore 3 times a day. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 5h 52m. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Rockhampton to Maroochydore once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $95 and the journey takes 10h 30m. Greyhound Australia also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Rockhampton to Brisbane via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Gladstone to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Rockhampton to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Rockhampton to Hervey Bay via Mackay, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Gladstone to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Rockhampton to Hervey Bay via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Nambour
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Rockhampton to Gladstone
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Maroochydore Sixth Avenue
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $21
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $12
Flexifare
$15 - $21
Bus from Hervey Bay - Transit Center to Nambour
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $22
Flexifare
$23 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockhampton to Maroochydore is 530 km. It takes approximately 7h 18m to drive from Rockhampton to Maroochydore.

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

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There are 632+ hotels available in Maroochydore. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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

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