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There are 7 ways to get from Townsville to Noosa Heads by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  5h 6m

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

$154 - $409

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Fly to Maroochydore  •  8h

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

$393 - $679

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  6h 36m

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Gold Coast (OOL) TSV - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Noosa Heads

$306 - $649

Train  •  17h 19m

  1. Take the train from Townsville to Cooroy Brisbain

$178 - $322

Bus  •  20h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Noosa Heads Junction

$190 - $260

Bus via Nambour station  •  23h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Nambour Gx410
  2. Take the bus from Nambour station to Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza 631 / ...

$178 - $516

Drive  •  17h 7m

  1. Drive from Townsville to Noosa Heads 774.7 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Noosa Heads is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 17h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Townsville to Noosa Heads is to fly and bus which costs $150 - $410 and takes 5h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Townsville and arriving at Noosa Heads Junction. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20h 50m.

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The distance between Townsville and Noosa Heads is 1021 km. The road distance is 1239.5 km.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Noosa Heads without a car is to train which takes 17h 19m and costs $170 - $330.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Townsville to Noosa Heads, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Townsville to Noosa Heads is to fly which takes 8h and costs $390 - $700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $330 and takes 17h 19m, you could also bus, which costs $190 - $260 and takes 20h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Townsville Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Townsville to Noosa Heads bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Noosa Heads Junction station.

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Map of how to get from Townsville to Noosa Heads.
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  • Distance: 638.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines 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 $170 - $320 and the journey takes 15h 48m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast via Cairns
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Townsville to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $650
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
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
15h 48m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $320
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$315
B-Quick
$173
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane International Airport to Noosa Junction
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$28 - $35
Advantage
$32 - $35
Premium
$35 - $50
Bus from Townsville to Nambour
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$170 - $210
Advantage
$230 - $360
Premium
$250 - $550
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Noosa Heads
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Noosa Heads Junction
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $260
Website
Premier Motor Service
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Yes, the driving distance between Townsville to Noosa Heads is 1240 km. It takes approximately 17h 7m to drive from Townsville to Noosa Heads.

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

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There are 758+ hotels available in Noosa Heads. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Townsville Airport is to taxi which takes 6m and costs $15 - $19.

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