Distance between Sydney and Rockhampton
The distance from Sydney to Rockhampton is 1,404 kilometers by road including 173 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 16 hours and 4 minutes and goes through Sydney, North Sydney, Milsons Point, Cammeray, Crows Nest, Naremburn and Artarmon.
Shortest distance by air  1,167 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,404 km 🚗 
Driving time  16 h 4 min 
Fuel amount  112.3 L 
Fuel cost  197.7 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Sydney  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
M1 6 km, 04 min


North Sydney  6 km  04 min  0.4 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


Cammeray  7 km  05 min  0.5 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


Crows Nest  8 km  05 min  0.6 L  
M1 1 km, 00 min


Naremburn  9 km  06 min  0.6 L  
M1 2 km, 01 min


Artarmon  10 km  07 min  0.8 L  
M1 1 km, 01 min


Lane Cove North  11 km  08 min  0.9 L  
A1 1 km, 01 min


Chatswood  13 km  10 min  0.9 L  
A1 1 km, 01 min


Roseville  14 km  11 min  1.1 L  
A1 A5 1,390 km, 15 h 52 min


Rockhampton  1,404 km  16 h 04 min  112.1 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Sydney to Rockhampton?
Fuel cost: 197.7 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,404 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.76 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Sydney to Rockhampton?
Driving time: 16 h 4 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 149 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 21 min
 11 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 6 min
 953 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 10 h 35 min
 225 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 2 h 48 min
 5 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 3 min
 36 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 35 min
 21 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 25 min
 5 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 7 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Sydney to Rockhampton by land?
The distance between Sydney and Rockhampton is 1,404 km by road including 173 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Sydney and Rockhampton respectively.
How far is Sydney to Rockhampton by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Sydney and Rockhampton is 1,167 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 Sydney and Rockhampton respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Sydney from Rockhampton by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 27 min to cover the distance of 1,167 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 5 h 18 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 Sydney to Rockhampton?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 4 h 51 min to cover the distance of 1,167 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 5 h 33 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 Sydney and Rockhampton?
The halfway point between Sydney and Rockhampton is Boggabilla. It is located about 20 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Boggabilla to Sydney is 722 km and driving will take about 8 h 14 min. The road between Boggabilla and Rockhampton has length 682 km and will take approximately 7 h 49 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Sydney in relation to Rockhampton?
Sydney is located 1,167 km south of Rockhampton.
Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude 33.85482, longitude 151.21645.
Rockhampton has geographic coordinates: latitude 23.37825, longitude 150.51344.
Which highway goes from Sydney to Rockhampton?
The route from Sydney to Rockhampton follows A5, A39, B51, A15, M1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A3: 63 km
 M15: 39 km
 A1: 20 km
 25: 13 km
 85: 3 km
 B56: 2 km
 A2: 1 km
 A38: 1 km