There are 4 ways to get from Brisbane to Townsville by plane, train, bus or car

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What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Townsville, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Brisbane to Townsville hourly. Alternatively, Queensland Rail operates a train from Brisbane to Townsville 5 times a week. Tickets cost $150 - $280 and the journey takes 17 h 36 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Avg. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville via Mackay
Avg. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Avg. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Avg. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Train operators
Queensland Rail
Website
queenslandrail.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
Avg. Duration
17 h 36 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Book at
bookings.queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$274
B-Quick
$151
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Townsville
Avg. Duration
23 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Brisbane to Townsville?

The distance between Brisbane and Townsville is 1111 km. The road distance is 1492 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Townsville?

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Townsville is to fly which costs $200 and takes 3 h 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Brisbane to Townsville?

The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Townsville is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $200.

Is there a direct train between Brisbane and Townsville?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Townsville. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 17 h 36 min.

Is there a direct bus between Brisbane and Townsville?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Townsville. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 23 h 25 min.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Brisbane to Townsville, including transfers.