Rockhampton to Townsville Bus

Rockhampton to Townsville

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Rockhampton to Townsville Bus

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A luxurious Greyhound bus is the most comfortable, convenient and affordable way to travel from Rockhampton to Townsville.

The industrial and agricultural centre of North Queensland, Rockhampton isn’t just the beef capital of Australia – it’s also where you’ll find natural wonders like the Capricorn Caves and Mount Archer National Park, and it’s the perfect base for visiting Great Keppel Island at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.

As you venture north from Rockhampton to Townsville on a Greyhound bus, you’ll stop in regional centres like Mackay, where you can spot a platypus diving into the cool waters of Broken River at Eungella National Park, and meet friendly wallabies and kangaroos that frequent Cape Hillsborough National Park at sunrise.

Airlie Beach is a major tourist and backpacker destination, thanks to its proximity to the world-famous Whitsunday Islands. From this stop, you can arrange to go sailing the Whitsundays, and set foot on the bright white sand of beautiful Whitehaven Beach. And if fresh produce is your thing, make sure you stop in Bowen – the mango capital of Australia, and the home of The Big Mango.

When you arrive in Townsville, you’ll find a bustling city surrounded by tropical rainforests, beaches and islands. You can take a leisurely stroll around The Strand, Townsville’s vibrant beachfront promenade, and climb Castle Hill – the giant pink granite monolith in the middle of the city – for spectacular views of the surrounds.

For a truly unforgettable experience, hop on the ferry to Magnetic Island, the tropical paradise known for its secluded beaches, sparkling clear waters and abundant wildlife, or challenge yourself to walk the Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island, an eye-opening trek through cloud-capped mountains, lush rainforest, ancient swamps and pristine beaches.

On the 11.5-hour bus trip from Rockhampton to Townsville, you can relax and recharge in your reclining leather seat with free WiFi, an in-seat USB charger and panoramic windows!

You can secure your preferred window or aisle seat when you book your travel from Rockhampton to Townsville with our seat selection feature, and you can follow your journey’s progress with our real-time coach tracker. You can also unlock even more benefits, offers and deals by joining our Greyhound Rewards program!

There’s no better way to travel from Rockhampton to Townsville than on a fully-equipped Greyhound bus. Book your ticket now!


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Where do buses depart from in Rockhampton and Townsville?

In Rockhampton, buses to Townsville depart from Puma Coach Terminal on George Street. In Townsville, buses to Rockhampton depart from the Sealink Terminal on Sir Leslie Thiess Drive.

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

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

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

The bus trip from Rockhampton to Townsville takes approximately 11h 30m. For the most up-to-date timetable please visit the Timetables page.

How much is a bus ticket from Rockhampton to Townsville?

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 Townsville 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.

What if my trip is disrupted by COVID?

In the event Greyhound is required to cancel your service due to COVID-related restrictions or border closures, you can rest easy knowing that Greyhound's COVID refund policy will allow you to choose between a refund, credit, or reschedule of your booked travel.

All passengers must adhere to local state and territory government requirements due to COVID-19. See our Service Updates for latest information, and find out how to Travel Safe with Greyhound.