There are 5 ways to get from Townsville to Palm Cove by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3 h 21 min

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

$114 - $380

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  6 h 34 min

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

$32 - $151

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 2 min

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

$48 - $66

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Cairns Central Station

$43 - $56

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Palm Cove 231.6 miles

$30 - $50

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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 34 min.

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The distance between Townsville and Palm Cove is 305 km. The road distance is 370.6 km.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Palm Cove without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to get from Townsville to Palm Cove, including transfers.

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Townsville to Palm Cove bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Townsville station.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Palm Cove is to fly which takes 3 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 34 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 8 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Townsville Airport to Cairns Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Townsville to Palm Cove bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Cairns station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Townsville to Palm Cove is 371 km. It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to drive from Townsville to Palm Cove.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Townsville Airport to Cairns Airport.

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Map of how to get from Townsville to Palm Cove.
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  • Distance: 190.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 21 min

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

Qantas and Regional Express fly from Townsville to Palm Cove 5 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Townsville to Palm Cove 3 times a day. Tickets cost $28 - $150 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, Thursday and 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 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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Queensland Rail Travel
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 Townsville to Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$28 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $55
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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There are 460+ hotels available in Palm Cove. 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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