There are 4 ways to get from Bundaberg 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.

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Fly  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Townsville (TSV) BDB - TSV

$192 - $302

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Townsville Gx402

$85 - $150

2 alternative options

Train  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Bundaberg to Townsville Spirit of Queensland

$110 - $170

Drive  •  14 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bundaberg to Townsville 631.6 miles

$90 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Bundaberg to Townsville is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 14 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bundaberg to Townsville is to fly which costs $260 - $420 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The distance between Bundaberg and Townsville is 845 km. The road distance is 1010.5 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Bundaberg to Townsville, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Townsville. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 14 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Townsville. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 12 h 49 min.

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The nearest airport to Townsville is Townsville (TSV) Airport which is 3.8 km away. Other nearby airports include Palm Island (PMK) (61.5 km), Hamilton Island (HTI) (254.6 km), Cairns (CNS) (288.3 km) and Mackay (MKY) (326.4 km).

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Map of how to get from Bundaberg to Townsville.
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  • Distance: 527.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Bundaberg to Townsville every 2 hours. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Bundaberg to Townsville 5 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $170 and the journey takes 12 h 49 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $400
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bundaberg to Townsville
Ave. Duration
12 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bundaberg to Townsville
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Bundaberg to Townsville
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$85 - $130
Flexifare
$100 - $150

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