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

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Fly to Melbourne  •  6h 18m

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

$164 - $342

Cheapest option

Fly to Avalon, bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Avalon (AVV) ROK - AVV
  2. Take the bus from Avalon Airport to Southern Cross

$154 - $304

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Train  •  34h 45m

  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 621 / ...

$226 - $404

Bus  •  39h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Central Station to Melbourne

$190 - $404

Bus via Gympie Rd at Aspley South, stop 41  •  41h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton George Street to Aspley Gympie Road
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Melbourne

$186 - $304

Drive  •  23h 11m

  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 and bus which costs $210 - $430 and takes 9h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Rockhampton to Melbourne is to fly which costs $230 - $490 and takes 6h 18m.

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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 Roma Street and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39h 20m.

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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 34h 45m.

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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 34h 45m and costs $310 - $600.

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It takes approximately 6h 18m 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 6h 18m and costs $230 - $490. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $310 - $600 and takes 34h 45m, you could also bus, which costs $260 - $600 and takes 39h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Rockhampton to Melbourne.
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  • Distance: 1055.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 18m

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

Virgin Australia and Qantas 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 34h 45m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Melbourne via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Melbourne via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Avalon via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $290
Flights from Rockhampton to Avalon via Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Rockhampton to Avalon via Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Avalon via Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Melbourne via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Melbourne via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Avalon via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
7h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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Queensland Rail Travel
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Book at
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$80 - $110
Sleeper
$140 - $170
Bus operators
Skybus
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 Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $110
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Central Station to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $100
Flexifare
$85 - $120
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Aspley Gympie Road
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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There is no direct flight from Rockhampton Airport to Melbourne Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 30m and has one stopover.

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

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Melbourne is 1h ahead of Rockhampton. It is currently 6:20 PM in Rockhampton and 7:20 PM in Melbourne.

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 23h 11m 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 2172+ hotels available in Melbourne. Prices start at $83 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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