Rockhampton to Mackay Bus

Rockhampton to Mackay

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Rockhampton to Mackay Bus

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A Greyhound bus is the most comfortable, hassle-free and affordable way to travel from Rockhampton to Mackay.

Hailed as the beef capital of Australia, Rockhampton is home to the Big Bull and the iconic Great Western Hotel, the only known hotel in Australia with a covered rodeo arena. For those looking to get outdoors, it’s also where you’ll find Mount Archer National Park and the Capricorn Caves.

Just four hours away from Rockhampton on a Greyhound bus lies Mackay, a city blessed with more than its fair share of charms. Not just the sugar capital of Australia, Mackay is also known for its popular harbourside precinct, the Mackay Marina. Other attractions, including the Bluewater Lagoon, Bluewater Quay and Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, are linked by the Bluewater Trail Project, more than 20 kilometres of dedicated pedestrian paths and bikeways.

In the mountains west of Mackay, you’ll find Eungella National Park, Australia’s longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest. You might just spot a platypus taking a dip in the cool waters of Broken River!

Mackay is also the gateway to Cape Hillsborough National Park, where friendly wallabies and kangaroos frequent the beach at sunrise, and the islands of St Bees (known for its reefs, rainforest and koalas) and Keswick (rich in marine life).

As you travel from Rockhampton to Mackay on a Greyhound bus, you can relax in your reclining leather seat, stay connected with free WiFi and an in-seat USB charger, and take in the views through panoramic windows.

Want to make sure you get a window seat? There’s no need to queue at the bus stop – you can simply select your favourite seat when you book your bus trip from Rockhampton to Mackay. You can also keep up-to-date with any service delays that might affect your expected arrival time in Mackay with our real-time coach tracker.

For even more benefits, exclusive offers and deals, join our Greyhound Rewards program! You’ll earn G-Dollars for every Greyhound ticket you buy, which you can redeem for your very next trip – or save in your G-Wallet for a special journey.

Book your Greyhound bus ticket from Rockhampton to Mackay now!


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Where do buses depart from in Rockhampton and Mackay?

In Mackay, buses to Rockhampton depart from the Caltex on the corner of Victoria Street and Tennyson Street. In Rockhampton, buses to Mackay depart from Puma Coach Terminal on George Street.

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

All our buses from Rockhampton to Mackay come with free WiFi, USB chargers, reclining seats, and a restroom.

How long does it take to get from Rockhampton to Mackay?

The bus trip from Rockhampton to Mackay takes approximately 4 hours. For the most up-to-date timetables please visit the Timetables page.

How much is a bus ticket from Rockhampton to Mackay?

All our bus fares come in three tiers – Early Bird, Advantage and Premium – with prices varying based on how far in advance you are making a booking. You can find the most up-to-date price for your trip by searching available trips online or by calling our customer service team on 1300 473 946. For more information on different types of available fares visit our Compare Fares page.

Where can I buy a ticket?

The easiest and cheapest way to buy a bus ticket for your Rockhampton to Mackay trip is to book directly on our website. Your ticket is then saved in your My Greyhound account where you can manage your booking, and simply show an electronic copy of your ticket on your phone to the bus driver when you board.

You can also book your trips on the phone by contacting our friendly customer service on 1300 473 946, at our ticket outlets/travel agencies, or directly with the bus driver*.

*Please note that all bookings made through our call centre, travel centres and tickets purchased directly from drivers will incur a booking fee of $5.

**For more information see our FAQ page.