There are 3 ways to get from Cardwell to Townsville by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardwell to Townsville Gx454 / ...

$13 - $30

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 27 min

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

$24 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Cardwell to Townsville 101.8 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Cardwell to Townsville is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardwell to Townsville is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 1 h 54 min.

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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.

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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.

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The distance between Cardwell and Townsville is 138 km. The road distance is 162.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cardwell to Townsville without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 10 min and costs $18 - $45.

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

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Cardwell to Townsville bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Cardwell station.

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

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The best way to get from Cardwell to Townsville is to bus which takes 2 h 10 min and costs $18 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 2 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardwell to Townsville.
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  • Distance: 86.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

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 $13 - $30 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cardwell to Townsville 5 times a week. Tickets cost $24 - $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
$24 - $35
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
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 Cardwell to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $20
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cardwell Brasenose Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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