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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Rockhampton  •  6 h 10 min

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

$153 - $304

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  27 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton Gx443 / ...

$150 - $253

4 alternative options

Fly to Gladstone, train  •  7 h 22 min

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

$188 - $370

Train  •  22 h 47 min

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

$169 - $245

Train, bus via Tamworth  •  30 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Hornsby Station to Muswellbrook Station 223
  2. Take the bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 355
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth to Toowoomba
  4. Take the bus from Toowoomba to Rockhampton

$167 - $242

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 $160 - $250 and takes 17 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Rockhampton is to fly which takes 6 h 10 min and costs $200 - $420.

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The distance between Sydney and Rockhampton is 1168 km. The road distance is 1401 km.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney 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 47 min.

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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 22 h 47 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Lord Howe Island, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Rockhampton via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $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
$140 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Gladstone via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday
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 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Hornsby Station to Muswellbrook Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$60 - $85
Flexifare
$75 - $110
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Muswellbrook Station, Coach Stop to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Toowoomba to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au

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