There are 4 ways to get from Rockhampton to Townsville by plane, train, bus 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  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Townsville (TSV) ROK - TSV

$170 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Townsville Gx402 / ...

$65 - $110

2 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 27 min

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

$85 - $120

Drive  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Rockhampton to Townsville 452.1 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rockhampton to Townsville is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 10 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rockhampton to Townsville is to fly which costs $230 - $270 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The distance between Rockhampton and Townsville is 597 km. The road distance is 723.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Rockhampton to Townsville, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Townsville. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Townsville. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 9 h 27 min.

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There are 233+ hotels available in Townsville. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Rockhampton to Townsville.
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  • Distance: 372.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Rockhampton to Townsville every 4 hours. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Rockhampton to Townsville 5 times a week. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 9 h 27 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Rockhampton to Townsville
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton to Townsville
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $95
Flexifare
$80 - $110
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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