There are 5 ways to get from Perth to Townsville by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  8 h 59 min

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

$304 - $415

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 to Roebuck Plains Roadhouse Caravan Park, Broome Highway, Australia
  2. Take the bus from Roebuck Plains to Katherine
  3. Take the bus from Katherine to Tennant Creek
  4. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Townsville

$531 - $860

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

$899 - $1,993

Train, bus  •  4 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from Perth to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville

$922 - $1,940

Drive  •  2 days 8 h

  1. Drive from Perth to Townsville 3135 miles

$440 - $650

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The cheapest way to get from Perth to Townsville is to fly which costs $420 - $600 and takes 8 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Townsville is to fly which costs $420 - $600 and takes 8 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Perth to Townsville. However, there are services departing from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 and arriving at Townsville via Roebuck Plains, Katherine and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 16 h.

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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.

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

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The best way to get from Perth to Townsville without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 16 h and costs $700 - $1,200.

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It takes approximately 8 h 59 min to get from Perth to Townsville, including transfers.

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Perth to Townsville bus services, operated by Integrity Coach Lines (Aust) Pty Ltd, depart from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 station.

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Perth to Townsville train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Perth station.

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The best way to get from Perth to Townsville is to fly which takes 8 h 59 min and costs $420 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $700 - $1,200 and takes 3 days 16 h, you could also train, which costs $1,200 - $2,800 and takes 4 days 3 h.

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There is no direct flight from Perth Airport to Townsville Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Perth to Townsville.
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  • Distance: 2120 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 59 min

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 bus from Perth to Townsville via Roebuck Plains Roadhouse Caravan Park, Broome Highway, Australia, Roebuck Plains, Katherine, and Tennant Creek in around 3 days 16 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 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, Saturday and Sunday
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
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Brisbane, Mackay
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
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 to 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, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $380
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $450
Flights from Perth to Townsville via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Every day
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
Tuesday
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 Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 days 18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$650 - $1,600
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$680
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,100 - $1,600
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,600
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,400 - $1,900
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
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $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
$130 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$252
B-Quick
$139
Bus operators
Integrity Coach Lines (Aust) Pty Ltd
Website
integritycoachlines.com.au
Bus from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 to Roebuck Plains Roadhouse Caravan Park, Broome Highway, Australia
Ave. Duration
34 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Schedules at
integritycoachlines.com.au
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 Roebuck Plains to Katherine
Ave. Duration
22 h 27 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Bus from Katherine to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Bus from Tennant Creek to Townsville
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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