There are 4 ways to get from Adelaide to Townsville by plane, bus, train 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  •  7 h 34 min

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

$252 - $342

3 alternative options

Bus  •  47 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs Gx580
  2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Townsville Gx849

$303 - $507

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

$537 - $1,103

Drive  •  31 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Townsville 1702.7 miles

$240 - $360

Questions & Answers

The distance between Adelaide and Townsville is 1920 km. The road distance is 2724 km.

The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Townsville is to fly which costs $330 - $460 and takes 7 h 34 min.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Townsville is to fly which takes 7 h 34 min and costs $330 - $460.

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.

No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Townsville. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Townsville via Alice Springs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 h 20 min.

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

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Adelaide to Townsville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Townsville via Alice Springs in around 47 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $400
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday 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
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
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $400
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $400
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Townsville via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $340
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
$300 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$302
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $850
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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
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 - $270
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$264
B-Quick
$146
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
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Bus from Alice Springs to Townsville
Ave. Duration
25 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $290
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$170 - $260
Flexifare
$210 - $290

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