Distance between Rockhampton and Bowen
The distance from Rockhampton to Bowen is 526 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 6 hours and 8 minutes and goes through Kawana, Parkhurst, The Caves, Yaamba, Canoona, Marlborough and Kunwarara.
Shortest distance by air  442 km ✈️ 
Car route length  526 km 🚗 
Driving time  6 h 8 min 
Fuel amount  42.1 L 
Fuel cost  73.2 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Rockhampton  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A1 6 km, 04 min


Kawana  6 km  04 min  0.3 L  
A1 5 km, 03 min


Parkhurst  11 km  08 min  0.7 L  
A1 15 km, 10 min


The Caves  26 km  18 min  1.6 L  
A1 17 km, 12 min


Yaamba  43 km  31 min  2.7 L  
A1 57 km, 39 min


Marlborough  100 km  1 h 11 min  7.2 L  
A1 107 km, 1 h 13 min


Clairview  207 km  2 h 24 min  16.1 L  
A1 19 km, 13 min


Flaggy Rock  226 km  2 h 38 min  17.9 L  
A1 8 km, 06 min


Carmila  234 km  2 h 44 min  18.3 L  
A1 292 km, 3 h 24 min


Bowen  526 km  6 h 08 min  41.9 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Rockhampton to Bowen?
Fuel cost: 73.2 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 526 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.74 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Rockhampton to Bowen?
Driving time: 6 h 8 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 331 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 3 h 40 min
 185 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 2 h 18 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 3 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 4 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Rockhampton to Bowen by land?
The distance between Rockhampton and Bowen is 526 km by road.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Rockhampton and Bowen respectively.
How far is Rockhampton to Bowen by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Rockhampton and Bowen is 442 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Rockhampton and Bowen respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Rockhampton from Bowen by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 33 min to cover the distance of 442 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Rockhampton to Bowen?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 1 h 50 min to cover the distance of 442 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 6 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Rockhampton and Bowen?
The halfway point between Rockhampton and Bowen is Ilbilbie. It is located about 4 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Ilbilbie to Rockhampton is 259 km and driving will take about 3 h 2 min. The road between Ilbilbie and Bowen has length 266 km and will take approximately 3 h 6 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Rockhampton in relation to Bowen?
Rockhampton is located 442 km southeast of Bowen.
Rockhampton has geographic coordinates: latitude 23.37825, longitude 150.51344.
Bowen has geographic coordinates: latitude 20.01069, longitude 148.24682.
Which highway goes from Rockhampton to Bowen?
The route from Rockhampton to Bowen follows A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 64: 14 km
 70: 6 km