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

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Bus  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Cardwell to Townsville Gx410 / ...

$13 - $30

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Train  •  2h 27m

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

$23 - $35

Drive  •  1h 54m

  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 1h 54m.

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardwell and arriving at Townsville. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 27m.

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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 2h 10m and costs $18 - $45.

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The bus from Cardwell to Townsville takes 2h 10m including transfers and departs four 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 2h 10m and costs $18 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $50 and takes 2h 27m.

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

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 2h 10m. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cardwell to Townsville once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 2h 27m.

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
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
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
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cardwell Brasenose Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Cardwell to Townsville bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Townsville station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardwell to Townsville is 163 km. It takes approximately 1h 54m to drive from Cardwell to Townsville.

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There are 245+ hotels available in Townsville. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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