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

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Fly  •  6 h 19 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 - $160

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 - $190 and takes 14 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bundaberg to Townsville is to fly which costs $270 - $430 and takes 6 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Townsville. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. 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 once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 12 h 49 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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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Townsville without a car is to train which takes 12 h 49 min and costs $160 - $230.

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It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Bundaberg to Townsville, including transfers.

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Bundaberg to Townsville bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Bundaberg station.

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Bundaberg to Townsville train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Bundaberg station.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Townsville is to fly which takes 6 h 19 min and costs $270 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $160 - $230 and takes 12 h 49 min, you could also bus, which costs $120 - $210 and takes 14 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Bundaberg to Townsville.
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  • Distance: 527.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 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 once daily. Tickets cost $110 - $160 and the journey takes 12 h 49 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
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Queensland Rail Travel
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

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
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
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$85 - $130
Flexifare
$100 - $150

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There is no direct flight from Bundaberg Airport to Townsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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Bundaberg to Townsville bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Townsville station.

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Bundaberg to Townsville train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Townsville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bundaberg to Townsville is 1011 km. It takes approximately 14 h 32 min to drive from Bundaberg to Townsville.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Bundaberg Airport to Townsville Airport.

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There are 234+ hotels available in Townsville. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Bundaberg Airport is to line 4 bus which takes 5 min and costs $2 - $3.

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