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

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Fly to Melbourne  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Melbourne (MEL) ROK - MEL

$165 - $343

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Fly to Avalon  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Avalon (AVV) ROK - AVV

$155 - $304

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Train  •  34 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Rockhampton to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...

$228 - $417

Bus, train  •  39 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Toowoomba
  2. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Tamworth
  3. Take the train from Tamworth Station to Central Station 224
  4. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne

$257 - $360

Bus  •  42 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne

$207 - $344

Drive  •  23 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Rockhampton to Melbourne 1268.4 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Rockhampton to Melbourne is to fly which costs $210 - $420 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rockhampton to Melbourne is to fly which costs $220 - $480 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rockhampton to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Melbourne via Brisbane and Sydney. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Rockhampton to Melbourne. However, there are services departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Southern Cross via Brisbane and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 43 min.

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The distance between Rockhampton and Melbourne is 1689 km. The road distance is 2029.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Melbourne without a car is to train which takes 34 h 43 min and costs $310 - $600.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Rockhampton to Melbourne, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Melbourne is to fly which takes 6 h 13 min and costs $220 - $480. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $310 - $600 and takes 34 h 43 min, you could also bus, which costs $280 - $480 and takes 42 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Rockhampton to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 1055.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

What companies run services between Rockhampton, QLD, Australia and Melbourne, VIC, Australia?

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Rockhampton to Melbourne hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rockhampton to Melbourne via Brisbane Roma Street, Brisbane, and Central Station in around 34 h 43 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Melbourne via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Melbourne via Brisbane, Canberra
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Melbourne via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Avalon via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Rockhampton to Avalon via Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Avalon via Brisbane, Lord Howe Island, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Avalon via Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Rockhampton to Avalon via Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Melbourne via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Melbourne via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Avalon via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Train from Tamworth Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$55 - $85
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$84
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
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 Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $130
Bus from Rockhampton to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $90
Flexifare
$75 - $110
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $100
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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There is no direct flight from Rockhampton Airport to Melbourne Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Rockhampton to Melbourne bus services, operated by Firefly Express, arrive at Melbourne station.

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Rockhampton to Melbourne train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Southern Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockhampton to Melbourne is 2029 km. It takes approximately 23 h 11 min to drive from Rockhampton to Melbourne.

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

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There are 1880+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $80 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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