There are 4 ways to get from Townsville to Palm Cove 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Cairns (CNS) TSV - CNS

$116 - $382

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Cairns Gx415 / ...

$35 - $166

2 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Townsville to Cairns Central Station Spirit of Queensland

$52 - $73

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Palm Cove 231.6 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Townsville, QLD, Australia and Palm Cove, QLD, Australia?

Qantas and Regional Express fly from Townsville to Palm Cove every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Townsville to Palm Cove 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $160 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Cairns
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Townsville to Cairns
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $60

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Townsville to Palm Cove?

The distance between Townsville and Palm Cove is 305 km. The road distance is 371 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Townsville to Palm Cove?

The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Palm Cove is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Townsville to Palm Cove?

The quickest way to get from Townsville to Palm Cove is to fly which takes 3 h 36 min and costs $140 - $490.

Is there a direct bus between Townsville and Palm Cove?

No, there is no direct bus from Townsville to Palm Cove. However, there are services departing from Townsville and arriving at Williams Esplanade near French St via Cairns City Bus Station Platform 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 32 min.

How long does it take to get from Townsville to Palm Cove?

It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Townsville to Palm Cove, including transfers.