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

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Fly from Gladstone  •  5h 1m

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

$266 - $719

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Gladstone to Townsville Gx402

$70 - $130

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Bus to Rockhampton, fly  •  6h 53m

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

$179 - $222

Train  •  11h 1m

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

$95 - $140

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  13h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Mount Larcom to Townsville

$89 - $123

Drive  •  11h 45m

  1. Drive from Gladstone to Townsville 520 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Gladstone to Townsville is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 11h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Gladstone to Townsville is to fly which costs $370 - $1,100 and takes 5h 1m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gladstone and arriving at Townsville. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 11h 1m.

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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 11h 1m and costs $130 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m 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 5h 1m and costs $370 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 11h 1m, you could also bus, which costs $100 - $180 and takes 13h.

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Map of how to get from Gladstone to Townsville.
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  • Distance: 429.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Gladstone to Townsville every 2 hours. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Gladstone to Townsville once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 11h 1m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gladstone to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Gladstone to Townsville via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Gladstone to Townsville via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gladstone to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, 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
11h 1m
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
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $23
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Gladstone to Townsville
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$85 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Mount Larcom to Townsville
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Website
Premier Motor Service

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There is no direct flight from Gladstone Airport to Townsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m 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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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 11h 45m 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 243+ hotels available in Townsville. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gladstone to Gladstone Airport is to taxi which takes 6m and costs $23 - $28.

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