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

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Fly  •  2h 52m

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

$173 - $446

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Train  •  33h 43m

  1. Take the train from Townsville to Brisbane Roma Street Brisbain
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32

$312 - $539

Bus  •  40h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Brisbane Gx410
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Gx423 / ...

$277 - $893

Bus via Aspley  •  42h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Aspley Gympie Road
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Chatswood

$312 - $478

Drive  •  24h 22m

  1. Drive from Townsville to Sydney 1293.3 miles

$260 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Sydney is to fly which costs $170 - $450 and takes 2h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Townsville to Sydney is to fly which costs $170 - $450 and takes 2h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Townsville to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Townsville and arriving at Sydney via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Townsville to Sydney station. However, there are services departing from Townsville and arriving at Central Station via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 43m.

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The distance between Townsville and Sydney is 1681 km. The road distance is 2069.3 km.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 33h 43m and costs $310 - $550.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Townsville to Sydney, including transfers.

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

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Townsville to Sydney train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Townsville station.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Sydney is to fly which takes 2h 52m and costs $170 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $310 - $550 and takes 33h 43m, you could also bus, which costs $270 - $900 and takes 40h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Townsville to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 1050.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

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 33h 43m.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Townsville to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Townsville to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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
18h 26m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $350
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$350
B-Quick
$192
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$120 - $190
1st Class
$170 - $260
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 Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$180 - $220
Advantage
$240 - $380
Premium
$270 - $550
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$120 - $150
Advantage
$150 - $240
Premium
$170 - $350
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $270
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Townsville to Aspley Gympie Road
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $280
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Chatswood
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Website
Premier Motor Service

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The quickest flight from Townsville Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Townsville to Sydney bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Sydney station.

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Townsville to Sydney train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Townsville to Sydney is 2069 km. It takes approximately 24h 22m to drive from Townsville to Sydney.

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

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There are 2250+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $120 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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