There are 5 ways to get from Port Douglas to Townsville by shuttle, bus, train, car or plane

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Shuttle, bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Port Douglas to Cairns
  2. Take the bus from Cairns to Townsville Gx454 / ...

$56 - $83

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Douglas to Cairns Central Station
  2. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Townsville

Bus, train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Douglas to Cairns Central Station
  2. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Townsville Spirit of Queensland

Drive  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Port Douglas to Townsville 257.1 miles

$35 - $55

Fly  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Townsville (TSV) CNS - TSV

$116 - $388

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The cheapest way to get from Port Douglas to Townsville is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 5 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Port Douglas to Townsville is to fly which costs $150 - $550 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Port Douglas and Townsville is 340 km. The road distance is 411.3 km.

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The best way to get from Port Douglas to Townsville without a car is to shuttle and bus which takes 7 h 21 min and costs $75 - $120.

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It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to get from Port Douglas to Townsville, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Port Douglas to Townsville is to bus which takes 7 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $150 - $550 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Cairns Airport to Townsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Port Douglas to Townsville is 411 km. It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to drive from Port Douglas to Townsville.

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  • Distance: 212.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 21 min

What companies run services between Port Douglas, QLD, Australia and Townsville, QLD, Australia?

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Townsville via Port Douglas and Cairns Central Station in around 7 h 56 min. Alternatively, Qantas and Regional Express fly from Port Douglas to Townsville 5 times a day.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Townsville
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Townsville
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Port Douglas Bus
Website
portdouglasbus.com.au
Shuttle from Port Douglas to Cairns
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $29
Schedules at
portdouglasbus.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 Cairns to Townsville
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$29 - $45
Flexifare
$35 - $55
QConnect - Trans North
Phone
(07) 4095 8644
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Port Douglas to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Townsville
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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