There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Townsville by plane, train, bus or car

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What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Townsville, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Sydney to Townsville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane Roma Street in around 32 h 48 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Avg. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Avg. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Cairns
Avg. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Avg. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Avg. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Townsville
Avg. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Brisbane
Avg. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Sydney to Townsville via Melbourne
Avg. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Avg. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$100 - $150
1st Class
$130 - $200
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
$273
B-Quick
$151
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Avg. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$85 - $130
Flexifare
$100 - $150
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 Sydney to Townsville?

The distance between Sydney and Townsville is 1681 km. The road distance is 2067 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Townsville is to fly which costs $200 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Townsville is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs $200.

Is there a direct train between Sydney and Townsville?

No, there is no direct train from Sydney to Townsville. However, there are services departing from Central Station and arriving at Townsville via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 48 min.

Is there a direct bus between Sydney and Townsville?

No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Townsville. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Townsville via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 10 min.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Sydney to Townsville, including transfers.