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There are 4 ways to get from Rockhampton to Townsville by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 16 min

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

$170 - $200

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Bus  •  11 h 20 min

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

$60 - $110

2 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 27 min

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

$80 - $120

Drive  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Rockhampton to Townsville 452.1 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Rockhampton to Townsville is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 10 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rockhampton to Townsville is to fly which costs $240 - $280 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rockhampton and arriving at Townsville. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. 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 once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 9 h 27 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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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Townsville without a car is to train which takes 9 h 27 min and costs $110 - $170.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Rockhampton to Townsville is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs $240 - $280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $170 and takes 9 h 27 min, you could also bus, which costs $85 - $160 and takes 11 h 20 min.

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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 once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $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 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
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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 Townsville
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $90
Flexifare
$75 - $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 - $100
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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There is no direct flight from Rockhampton Airport to Townsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rockhampton to Townsville is 723 km. It takes approximately 10 h 9 min to drive from Rockhampton to Townsville.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Rockhampton Airport to Townsville Airport.

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There are 234+ hotels available in Townsville. Prices start at $78 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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