There are 5 ways to get from Gladstone to Townsville by plane, 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

Fly from Gladstone  •  5 h 6 min

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

$267 - $720

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Gladstone to Townsville Gx402

$75 - $130

3 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 - $223

Train  •  11 h 1 min

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

$95 - $140

Drive  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Gladstone to Townsville 520 miles

$70 - $110

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gladstone to Townsville is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 11 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gladstone to Townsville is to fly which costs $360 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 6 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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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Gladstone to Townsville, including transfers.

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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 five times a week. The journey takes approximately 11 h 1 min.

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Gladstone to Townsville hourly. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Gladstone to Townsville 5 times a week. 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 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
Flights from Gladstone to Townsville via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, 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 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Rockhampton to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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
11 h 1 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Gladstone to Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $23
Bus from Gladstone to Townsville
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130

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