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

$117 - $298

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

$231 - $396

Bus  •  42 h 35 min

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

$228 - $357

Drive  •  24 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Townsville to Sydney 1293.3 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Sydney is to fly which costs $160 - $410 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Townsville to Sydney is to fly which costs $160 - $410 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Townsville and Sydney is 1681 km. The road distance is 2069.2 km.

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

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 35 min.

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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 33 h 11 min.

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The best way to get from Townsville to Sydney is to fly which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $160 - $410. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $310 - $550 and takes 33 h 11 min, You could also bus, which costs $310 - $490 and takes 42 h 35 min..

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Map of how to get from Townsville to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 1050.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas 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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Townsville to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 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 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$256
B-Quick
$141
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
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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