There are 6 ways to get from Gladstone to Townsville by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Gladstone  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Gladstone (GLT) to Townsville (TSV) GLT - TSV

$266 - $719

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Gladstone to Townsville Gx402

$70 - $130

4 alternative options

Bus to Rockhampton, fly  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Gladstone to Rockhampton
  2. Fly from Rockhampton (ROK) to Townsville (TSV) ROK - TSV

$179 - $222

Train  •  11 h 1 min

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

$95 - $140

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Mount Larcom to Townsville

$90 - $123

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Gladstone to Townsville 520 miles

$70 - $110

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gladstone and arriving at Townsville. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 13 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gladstone and arriving at Townsville. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

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The distance between Gladstone and Townsville is 687 km. The road distance is 831.9 km.

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The best way to get from Gladstone to Townsville without a car is to train which takes 11 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Gladstone to Townsville, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Gladstone to Townsville is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 1 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 13 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Gladstone Airport to Townsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Gladstone to Townsville.
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  • Distance: 429.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Gladstone to Townsville hourly. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Gladstone to Townsville once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 11 h 1 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gladstone to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Gladstone to Townsville via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Gladstone to Townsville via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $380
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gladstone to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Gladstone to Townsville
Ave. Duration
11 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
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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 Gladstone to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Gladstone to Townsville
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$85 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mount Larcom to Townsville
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Gladstone to Townsville is 832 km. It takes approximately 11 h 45 min to drive from Gladstone to Townsville.

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

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There are 227+ hotels available in Townsville. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gladstone to Gladstone Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs .

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