There are 4 ways to get from Gold Coast to Townsville by train, plane, bus 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.

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Train, fly  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Townsville (TSV) BNE - TSV

$98 - $267

3 alternative options

Train  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville Spirit of Queensland

$149 - $273

Bus  •  25 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane 175 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Townsville Gx443 / ...

$127 - $225

Drive  •  18 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Gold Coast to Townsville 966.2 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gold Coast to Townsville is to bus which costs $170 - $310 and takes 25 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gold Coast to Townsville is to train and fly which costs $130 - $360 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The distance between Gold Coast and Townsville is 1182 km. The road distance is 1546 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Gold Coast to Townsville, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gold Coast to Townsville. However, there are services departing from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd and arriving at Townsville via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 27 min.

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What companies run services between Gold Coast, QLD, Australia and Townsville, QLD, Australia?

You can take a train from Gold Coast to Townsville via Helensvale, platform 4, Helensvale, platform 2, Roma Street, platform 6, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 20 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gold Coast to Townsville via Brisbane in around 25 h 27 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $23
Train from Helensvale, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
17 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$260
B-Quick
$143
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Surfers Paradise Coach Transit Centre, Beach Rd to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210

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