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There are 4 ways to get from Sarina to Townsville by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 38 min

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

$50 - $70

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Sarina to Townsville Gx402 / ...

$35 - $70

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Sarina to Townsville 265.4 miles

$35 - $55

Bus, fly  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Broad St near Johnston St to Caneland Central
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Townsville (TSV) MKY - TSV

$148 - $612

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The cheapest way to get from Sarina to Townsville is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sarina to Townsville is to bus and fly which costs $200 - $900 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Sarina and arriving at Townsville. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sarina and arriving at Townsville. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 38 min.

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The distance between Sarina and Townsville is 348 km. The road distance is 424.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sarina to Townsville without a car is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $70 - $100.

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The train from Sarina to Townsville takes 5 h 38 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Sarina to Townsville bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Sarina station.

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Sarina to Townsville train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Sarina station.

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The best way to get from Sarina to Townsville is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $70 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $100 and takes 8 h.

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Map of how to get from Sarina to Townsville.
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  • Distance: 217.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Sarina to Townsville once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 5 h 38 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Sarina to Townsville twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $70 and the journey takes 8 h. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Mackay to Townsville
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Sarina to Townsville
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
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 Sarina to Townsville
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$35 - $55
Flexifare
$50 - $70
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sarina to Townsville
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
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The quickest flight from Mackay Airport to Townsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Sarina to Townsville train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Townsville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sarina to Townsville is 425 km. It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to drive from Sarina to Townsville.

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Qantas offers flights from Mackay Airport to Townsville Airport.

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There are 236+ hotels available in Townsville. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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