There are 6 ways to get from Sydney to Rockhampton by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Sydney  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Rockhampton (ROK) SYD - ROK

$169 - $1,121

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Bus  •  25h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Gx241 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton Gx443 / ...

$139 - $363

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Train to Newcastle, fly  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Rockhampton (ROK) NTL - ROK

$139 - $442

Train  •  22h 57m

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Rockhampton Tilt Train / ...

$160 - $301

Bus via Albany Creek  •  34h

  1. Take the bus from Chatswood to Brisbane Pm12
  2. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Rockhampton George Street Pm16

$156 - $268

Drive  •  16h 55m

  1. Drive from Sydney to Rockhampton 1401.4 km

$190 - $280

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Rockhampton is to fly which costs $160 - $1,200 and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Rockhampton is to fly which costs $160 - $1,200 and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Rockhampton. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Rockhampton via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney station to Rockhampton. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Rockhampton via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 57m.

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The distance between Sydney and Rockhampton is 1168 km. The road distance is 1401.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Rockhampton without a car is to train which takes 22h 57m and costs $160 - $310.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Sydney to Rockhampton, including transfers.

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

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Sydney to Rockhampton train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Rockhampton is to fly which takes 6h 10m and costs $160 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $160 - $310 and takes 22h 57m, you could also bus, which costs $130 - $370 and takes 25h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Rockhampton.
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  • Distance: 1167.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Rockhampton, QLD, Australia?

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Sydney to Rockhampton hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Rockhampton via Brisbane and Brisbane Roma Street in around 22h 57m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Newcastle to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Newcastle to Rockhampton via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Newcastle to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Train operators
Transport NSW

Transport for NSW manages public transport for Australia’s New South Wales region, including metro, train, bus, ferry, light rail and coach. Hubs include Sydney, Byron Bay, Newcastle and Wollongong. Use an Opal card for cheapest fares in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, the Hunter and the Illawarra. Tickets for regional train and bus services need to be booked before travel (Opal cards are not accepted).

Contact Details
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Hamilton Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $45
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Transport NSW
Economy
$24 - $35
First Class
$30 - $45
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $120
First Class
$120 - $170
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$120 - $160
Premium
$150 - $210
Advantage
$160 - $190
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $160
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$95 - $120
Premium
$110 - $160
Advantage
$120 - $150
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
Premier Motor Service

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There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Rockhampton Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sydney to Rockhampton is 1401 km. It takes approximately 16h 55m to drive from Sydney to Rockhampton.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Rockhampton Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Rockhampton. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $18.

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