There are 6 ways to get from Townsville to Noosa Heads by plane, bus, shuttle, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Brisbane (BNE) TSV - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane International Airport to Noosa Junction

$92 - $266

5 alternative options

Fly to Maroochydore  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Maroochydore (MCY) TSV - MCY

$269 - $437

Fly to Gold Coast, shuttle  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Gold Coast (OOL) TSV - OOL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Broadbeach South station to Noosa Heads

$212 - $428

Train  •  16 h 49 min

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

$132 - $239

Bus  •  22 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Noosa Junction Gx411

$120 - $260

Drive  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Noosa Heads 774.3 miles

$110 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Noosa Heads is to drive which costs $140 - $220 and takes 17 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Townsville to Noosa Heads is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $360 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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The distance between Townsville and Noosa Heads is 1021 km. The road distance is 1238.8 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 11 min to get from Townsville to Noosa Heads, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Townsville and arriving at Noosa Junction. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 22 h 10 min.

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What companies run services between Townsville, QLD, Australia and Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Townsville to Noosa Heads hourly. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Townsville to Noosa Heads 5 times a week. Tickets cost $120 - $240 and the journey takes 15 h 18 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $440
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Cairns, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Cairns
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Cairns, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $900
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $950
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $800
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $440
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $370
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $370
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
15 h 18 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $240
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$234
B-Quick
$129
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Noosa Junction
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $17
Flexifare
$19 - $27
Bus from Townsville to Noosa Junction
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$140 - $210
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Shuttle from Broadbeach South station to Noosa Heads
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$49 - $53
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com

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