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Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 21 min

  1. ROK - TSV

$170 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Gx402 / ...

$65 - $120

2 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Spirit of Queensland

$85 - $130

Drive  •  10 h 9 min

  1. 452.1 miles

$60 - $95

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

Jetgo Australia and Qantas fly from Rockhampton to Townsville twice daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Rockhampton to Townsville 5 times a week. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 9 h 27 min.

Airlines
Jetgo Australia
Website
jetgo.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $390
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 - $130
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 - $120
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $95
Flexifare
$80 - $120

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Rockhampton and Townsville is 597 km. The road distance is 723 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Rockhampton to Townsville is to fly which takes 3 h 21 min and costs $220 - $260.

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.

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.

It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Rockhampton to Townsville, including transfers.