Distance between Rockhampton and Townsville
The distance from Rockhampton to Townsville is 723 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 8 hours and 26 minutes and goes through Kawana, Parkhurst, The Caves, Yaamba, Canoona, Marlborough and Kunwarara.
Shortest distance by air  597 km ✈️ 
Car route length  723 km 🚗 
Driving time  8 h 26 min 
Fuel amount  57.9 L 
Fuel cost  97.8 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 489 km, 5 h 41 min


Townsville  723 km  8 h 26 min  57.6 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Rockhampton to Townsville?
Fuel cost: 97.8 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 723 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.69 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Rockhampton to Townsville?
Driving time: 8 h 26 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 470 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 5 h 13 min
 240 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 3 h
 6 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 5 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 4 min
 3 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 3 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Rockhampton to Townsville by land?
The distance between Rockhampton and Townsville is 723 km by road.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Rockhampton and Townsville respectively.
How far is Rockhampton to Townsville by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Rockhampton and Townsville is 597 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 Townsville respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Rockhampton from Townsville by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 44 min to cover the distance of 597 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 2 h 42 min 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 Townsville?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 2 h 29 min to cover the distance of 597 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 2 h 50 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 Townsville?
The halfway point between Rockhampton and Townsville is Hampden. It is located about 2 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Hampden to Rockhampton is 364 km and driving will take about 4 h 17 min. The road between Hampden and Townsville has length 360 km and will take approximately 4 h 8 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Rockhampton in relation to Townsville?
Rockhampton is located 597 km southeast of Townsville.
Rockhampton has geographic coordinates: latitude 23.37825, longitude 150.51344.
Townsville has geographic coordinates: latitude 19.25694, longitude 146.82395.
Which highway goes from Rockhampton to Townsville?
The route from Rockhampton to Townsville follows A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 64: 14 km
 70: 6 km