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

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Fly  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Townsville (TSV) ADL - TSV

$232 - $402

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
  2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Townsville

$298 - $504

Train  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville

$520 - $1,067

Train, bus  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville

$533 - $1,024

Drive  •  31 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Townsville 1702.7 miles

$240 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Townsville is to fly which costs $310 - $600 and takes 7 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Townsville is to fly which costs $310 - $600 and takes 7 h 34 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Townsville is 1920 km. The road distance is 2724.4 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 34 min to get from Adelaide to Townsville, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Townsville. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Townsville via Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Adelaide to Townsville. However, there are services departing from Adelaide Parklands and arriving at Townsville via Central Station and Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 13 h.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Townsville Airport.

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Townsville is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 2:59 PM in Adelaide and 3:29 PM in Townsville.

Map of how to get from Adelaide to Townsville.
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  • Distance: 1199.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 34 min

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Townsville, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Adelaide to Townsville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Townsville via Alice Springs and Tennant Creek in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $400
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Brisbane, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $400
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $400
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
Ave. Duration
27 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$291
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
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
$255
B-Quick
$140
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Bus from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $60
Flexifare
$50 - $75
Bus from Tennant Creek to Townsville
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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