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There are 5 ways to get from Roma to Emerald by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Roma (RMA) to Emerald (EMD) RMA - EMD

$157 - $463

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Bus  •  14 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Miles
  2. Take the bus from Miles to Rockhampton
  3. Take the bus from Rockhampton to Emerald station

$88 - $206

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  17 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Barcaldine
  2. Take the train from Barcaldine to Emerald Spirit of the Outback

$95 - $138

Train  •  28 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Roma to Brisbane Roma Street The Westlander
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Emerald Spirit of the Outback

$163 - $237

Drive  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Roma to Emerald 250.7 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Roma to Emerald is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Roma to Emerald is to fly which costs $220 - $650 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Roma to Emerald station. However, there are services departing from Roma and arriving at Emerald station via Miles and Rockhampton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Roma to Emerald. However, there are services departing from Roma and arriving at Emerald via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 10 min.

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The distance between Roma and Emerald is 344 km. The road distance is 401.2 km.

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The best way to get from Roma to Emerald without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 33 min and costs $120 - $290.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Roma to Emerald, including transfers.

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Roma to Emerald bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, depart from Roma station.

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Roma to Emerald train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Roma station.

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The best way to get from Roma to Emerald is to fly which takes 3 h 50 min and costs $220 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $290 and takes 14 h 33 min, you could also train, which costs $230 - $340 and takes 28 h 10 min.

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Map of how to get from Roma to Emerald.
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  • Distance: 215 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Roma, QLD, Australia and Emerald, QLD, Australia?

Qantas flies from Roma to Emerald 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Roma to Emerald via Miles and Rockhampton in around 14 h 33 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Roma to Emerald via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Barcaldine to Emerald
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Roma to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Emerald
Ave. Duration
15 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Roma to Miles
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
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busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Miles to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Roma to Barcaldine
Ave. Duration
9 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.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 Rockhampton to Emerald station
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $80
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$22 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45

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There is no direct flight from Roma Airport to Emerald Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Roma to Emerald bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Emerald station.

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Roma to Emerald train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Emerald station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Roma to Emerald is 401 km. It takes approximately 4 h 44 min to drive from Roma to Emerald.

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Qantas offers flights from Roma Airport to Emerald Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Emerald. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Roma to Roma Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs $16 - $19.

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