There are 4 ways to get from Perth 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  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Perth (PER) to Townsville (TSV) PER - TSV

$304 - $415

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Transwa Bay Esperance
  2. Take the bus from Transwa Bay Esperance to Station Access Rd Kalgoorlie
  3. Take the train from Kalgoorlie to Adelaide Parklands
  4. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
  5. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Townsville

$969 - $2,024

Train  •  4 days 3 h

  1. Take the train from Perth to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville

$945 - $2,074

Drive  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Drive from Perth to Townsville 3135 miles

$440 - $650

What companies run services between Perth, WA, Australia and Townsville, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Perth to Townsville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Perth to Townsville via Sydney, Central Station, Brisbane, and Brisbane Roma Street in around 4 days 3 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $380
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Alice Springs, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $380
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $450
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $410
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Kalgoorlie to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$349
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$550 - $800
Low Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $850
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $1,000
Train from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 days 18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$700 - $1,700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$710
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,600
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,300 - $1,700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,500 - $2,000
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$367
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$675
Low Gold Single Cabin
$740
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$876
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
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 - $270
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$263
B-Quick
$145
Bus operators
TransWA
Phone
1300 662 205
Email
info@transwa.wa.gov.au
Website
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Transwa Bay Esperance
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Transwa Bay Esperance to Station Access Rd Kalgoorlie
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Alice Springs to Townsville
Ave. Duration
25 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $290
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$170 - $250
Flexifare
$210 - $290

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Perth and Townsville is 3392 km. The road distance is 5016 km.

The cheapest way to get from Perth to Townsville is to fly which costs $400 - $550 and takes 8 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from Perth to Townsville is to fly which takes 8 h 47 min and costs $400 - $550.

No, there is no direct train from Perth to Townsville. However, there are services departing from Perth and arriving at Townsville via Central Station and Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 3 h.

It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to get from Perth to Townsville, including transfers.