Townsville to Rockhampton Bus

Townsville to Rockhampton

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Townsville to Rockhampton Bus

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Take a bus trip down the Bruce Highway from Townsville to Rockhampton, the beef capital of Australia!

A bustling tropical city surrounded by rainforests, beaches and islands, Townsville offers plenty to see and do for locals and visitors alike. But if you want to explore the rest of what North and Central Queensland have to offer, this is a good way to start.

As you travel on the bus from Townsville to Rockhampton, you’ll stop at a number of interesting locations, including Bowen – the mango capital of Australia; the home of The Big Mango; and one of the filming locations for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Australia’. Airlie Beach, the gateway to the world-famous Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach, is another must-do, while Mackay offers opportunities to relax and unwind at Harbour Beach and see Australian wildlife up close at nearby Eungella National Park and Cape Hillsborough National Park.

Finally, you’ll arrive in Rockhampton, deep in beef cattle country. Meat-eaters should make a point of visiting the iconic Great Western Hotel on a Friday night to eat a delicious steak and watch professional bull riding action, but there are worthwhile attractions for vegetarians, too – you’ll love the spectacular views from Mount Archer National Park, and the thrill of exploring the Capricorn Caves. Rockhampton is also a great base for visiting Great Keppel Island, located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.

You’ll spend the 11.5-hour bus trip from Townsville to Rockhampton enjoying all the comforts of a modern Greyhound coach, including reclining leather seats (with plenty of legroom), free WiFi, in-seat USB chargers and panoramic windows.

You can reserve your favourite window or aisle seat on the bus when you book your travel from Townsville to Rockhampton, and you can keep up-to-date with your journey’s progress with our real-time coach tracker. You can also earn G-Dollars to use on a future trip when you join our Greyhound Rewards program!

Greyhound is going above and beyond to transform the coach travel experience. Book your bus ticket from Townsville to Rockhampton today!


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Where do buses depart from in Townsville and Rockhampton?

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

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

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

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

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

How much is a bus ticket from Townsville to Rockhampton?

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 Townsville to Rockhampton 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.