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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Townsville (TSV) BNE - TSV

$90 - $255

3 alternative options

Train  •  17 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville Spirit of Queensland

$140 - $260

Bus  •  23 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Townsville Gx443 / ...

$120 - $210

Drive  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Townsville 932.2 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Townsville is to bus which costs $170 - $280 and takes 23 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Townsville is to fly which takes 4 h 11 min and costs $120 - $350.

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Brisbane to Townsville, including transfers.

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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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Townsville. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 17 h 23 min.

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

Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Brisbane to Townsville hourly. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Brisbane to Townsville 5 times a week. Tickets cost $140 - $260 and the journey takes 17 h 23 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
17 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$258
B-Quick
$142
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210

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