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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  •  4 h 2 min

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

$117 - $298

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Train  •  33 h 13 min

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

$226 - $378

Train, bus  •  34 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Townsville to Brisbane Roma Street Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney Gx423 / ...

$211 - $388

Bus  •  40 h 30 min

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

$199 - $350

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 - $420 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Townsville to Sydney is to fly which costs $160 - $420 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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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 40 h 30 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 13 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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The best way to get from Townsville to Sydney without a car is to train which takes 33 h 13 min and costs $310 - $550.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min 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 4 h 2 min and costs $160 - $420. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $310 - $550 and takes 33 h 13 min, you could also bus, which costs $280 - $500 and takes 40 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Townsville to Sydney.
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  • Distance: 1050.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

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

Jetstar, Virgin Australia 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 13 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Townsville to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Townsville to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Townsville to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$249
B-Quick
$137
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
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 Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Bus from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$140 - $210
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The quickest flight from Townsville Airport to Sydney Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 35 min.

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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 24 h 22 min to drive from Townsville to Sydney.

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

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There are 2039+ hotels available in Sydney. Prices start at $82 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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