There are 3 ways to get from Cardwell to Townsville by 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

Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Gx454 / ...

$14 - $35

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Spirit of Queensland

$25 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. 101.8 miles

$14 - $21

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Cardwell to Townsville 3 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cardwell to Townsville 5 times a week. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 27 min.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cardwell to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cardwell to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$14 - $21
Flexifare
$22 - $35

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardwell and Townsville is 138 km. The road distance is 163 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardwell to Townsville is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 1 h 54 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardwell to Townsville is to drive which takes 1 h 54 min and costs $19 - $28.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardwell and arriving at Townsville. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cardwell and arriving at Townsville. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

The bus from Cardwell to Townsville takes 2 h 10 min including transfers and departs three times a day.