There are 6 ways to get from Townsville to Coffs Harbour by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Coffs Harbour  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) TSV - CFS

$179 - $344

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Bus  •  32 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Lismore Transit Centre 176
  3. Take the bus from Lismore to Coffs Harbour

$167 - $304

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Fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) TSV - PQQ
  2. Take the bus from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour

$173 - $354

Fly to Armidale, bus  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Armidale (ARM) TSV - ARM
  2. Take the bus from University of New England to Coffs Harbour

$204 - $378

Train, bus  •  24 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Townsville to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Grafton Station 32
  3. Take the bus from Grafton City South to Coffs Harbour

$177 - $308

Drive  •  21 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Coffs Harbour 1161 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Coffs Harbour is to drive which costs $220 - $330 and takes 21 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Townsville to Coffs Harbour is to fly which costs $240 - $480 and takes 7 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Townsville to Coffs Harbour. However, there are services departing from Townsville and arriving at Coffs Harbour via Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop and Lismore. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 50 min.

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The distance between Townsville and Coffs Harbour is 1381 km. The road distance is 1857.6 km.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Coffs Harbour without a car is to train and bus which takes 24 h 40 min and costs $240 - $430.

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Townsville to Coffs Harbour, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Townsville to Coffs Harbour is to fly which takes 7 h 16 min and costs $240 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $420 and takes 32 h 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from Townsville Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Townsville to Coffs Harbour bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Coffs Harbour station.

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Map of how to get from Townsville to Coffs Harbour.
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  • Distance: 863.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 16 min

What companies run services between Townsville, QLD, Australia and Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Townsville to Coffs Harbour every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Townsville to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane, Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop, Lismore Transit Centre, and Lismore in around 32 h 50 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Flights from Townsville to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Townsville to Coffs Harbour via Cairns, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Townsville to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Flights from Townsville to Port Macquarie via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Townsville to Port Macquarie via Cairns, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from Townsville to Armidale via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
Flights from Townsville to Armidale via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Townsville to Armidale via Cairns, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Townsville to Armidale via Toowoomba, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Townsville to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Townsville to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Townsville to Port Macquarie via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Townsville to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Townsville to Port Macquarie via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Townsville to Armidale via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
17 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$254
B-Quick
$140
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
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 Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $29
Bus from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Grafton City South to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Lismore to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Lismore Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Brisbane to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Yes, the driving distance between Townsville to Coffs Harbour is 1858 km. It takes approximately 21 h 42 min to drive from Townsville to Coffs Harbour.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Townsville Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Coffs Harbour. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Townsville Airport is to line 205 bus which takes 4 min and costs .

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