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

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Fly to Rockhampton  •  6 h 4 min

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

$153 - $304

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  29 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton Gx443 / ...

$135 - $233

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Fly to Gladstone, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gladstone (GLT) SYD - GLT
  2. Take the train from Gladstone to Rockhampton

$186 - $368

Train  •  22 h 57 min

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

$166 - $240

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  32 h 59 min

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

$179 - $250

Drive  •  17 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Rockhampton 875.9 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Rockhampton is to drive which costs $170 - $260 and takes 17 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Rockhampton is to fly which costs $210 - $430 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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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 29 h 25 min.

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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 22 h 57 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Rockhampton is 1168 km. The road distance is 1401.5 km.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Rockhampton without a car is to train which takes 22 h 57 min and costs $230 - $340.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min 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, arrive at Central Station.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Rockhampton is to fly which takes 6 h 4 min and costs $210 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $230 - $340 and takes 22 h 57 min, you could also bus, which costs $190 - $330 and takes 29 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Rockhampton.
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  • Distance: 729.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

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

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

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Lord Howe Island, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Gladstone to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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Queensland Rail Travel
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $85
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Chatswood to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Rockhampton George Street
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Sydney Airport to Rockhampton Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min 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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Rockhampton is 1 h behind Sydney. It is currently 4:42 PM in Sydney and 3:42 PM in Rockhampton.

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 17 h 1 min 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 58+ hotels available in Rockhampton. Prices start at $60 USD 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 $17.

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