There are 4 ways to get from Townsville to Sydney by plane, train, bus 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 58 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Sydney (SYD) TSV - SYD

$118 - $299

3 alternative options

Train  •  33 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Townsville to Brisbane Roma Street Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$240 - $404

Bus  •  43 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Scone Station, Coach Stop 354 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Scone Station, Coach Stop to Thornton Station, Karuah St
  5. Take the bus from Thornton Station, Karuah St to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 8Hu

$247 - $385

Drive  •  24 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Sydney 1293.3 miles

$180 - $270

What companies run services between Townsville, QLD, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Townsville to Sydney hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane Roma Street and Brisbane in around 33 h 11 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Townsville to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Townsville to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
17 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$265
B-Quick
$146
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Scone Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Scone Station, Coach Stop to Thornton Station, Karuah St
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Thornton Station, Karuah St to Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Townsville to Sydney?

The distance between Townsville and Sydney is 1681 km. The road distance is 2069 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Townsville to Sydney?

The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Sydney is to fly which costs $150 - $400 and takes 3 h 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Townsville to Sydney?

The quickest way to get from Townsville to Sydney is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $150 - $400.

Is there a direct train between Townsville and Sydney?

No, there is no direct train from Townsville to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Townsville and arriving at Central Station via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 11 min.

Is there a direct bus between Townsville and Sydney?

No, there is no direct bus from Townsville to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Townsville and arriving at Central Station, Forecourt, Coach Bay 1 via Brisbane, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Scone Station, Coach Stop and Thornton Station, Karuah St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 57 min.

How long does it take to get from Townsville to Sydney?

It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Townsville to Sydney, including transfers.