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There are 6 ways to get from Townsville to Gympie 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.

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Fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Hervey Bay (HVB) TSV - HVB
  2. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Transit Center to Gympie

$147 - $404

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Fly to Brisbane, train  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Brisbane (BNE) TSV - BNE
  2. Take the train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Caboolture, platform 1
  3. Take the train from Caboolture to Gympie North

$109 - $295

4 alternative options

Fly to Maroochydore, bus  •  12h 52m

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Maroochydore (MCY) TSV - MCY
  2. Take the bus from Noosa Junction to Gympie

$377 - $454

Train  •  15h 55m

  1. Take the train from Townsville to Gympie North Spirit of Queensland

$124 - $224

Bus  •  19h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Gympie Gx410

$110 - $190

Drive  •  16h 31m

  1. Drive from Townsville to Gympie 734 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Gympie is to drive which costs $140 - $220 and takes 16h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Townsville to Gympie is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $600 and takes 8h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Townsville and arriving at Gympie. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19h 20m.

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The distance between Townsville and Gympie is 976 km. The road distance is 1174.4 km.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Gympie without a car is to train which takes 15h 55m and costs $170 - $320.

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It takes approximately 8h 17m to get from Townsville to Gympie, including transfers.

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Townsville to Gympie bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Townsville station.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Gympie is to train which takes 15h 55m and costs $170 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $260 and takes 19h 20m.

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There is no direct flight from Townsville Airport to Hervey Bay Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Townsville to Gympie.
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  • Distance: 610.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 17m

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

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Townsville to Gympie once daily. Tickets cost $110 - $220 and the journey takes 14h 45m. Alternatively, Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Townsville to Gympie once daily. Tickets cost $130 - $180 and the journey takes 19h 20m. Greyhound Australia also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Townsville to Hervey Bay via Mackay, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Townsville to Hervey Bay via Cairns, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Cairns, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Cairns, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $440
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $440
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Townsville to Hervey Bay via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $950
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $440
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Caboolture, platform 1
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Caboolture, platform 1 to Gympie North, platform 1
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Caboolture to Gympie North
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Townsville to Gympie North
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $220
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$216
B-Quick
$119
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 Hervey Bay - Transit Center to Gympie
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Noosa Junction to Gympie
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $17
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$5 - $8
Flexifare
$12 - $17
Bus from Townsville to Gympie
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $190
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $160
Flexifare
$130 - $190
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Hervey Bay to Gympie
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Noosa Heads Junction to Gympie
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Townsville to Gympie
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Yes, the driving distance between Townsville to Gympie is 1174 km. It takes approximately 16h 31m to drive from Townsville to Gympie.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Townsville Airport to Hervey Bay Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Gympie. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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

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