There are 5 ways to get from Townsville to Whitsunday Island by bus, train, ferry or plane

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

Bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach Gx414 / ...

$24 - $222

4 alternative options

Train, travel  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Townsville to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland
  2. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Train, ferry  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Townsville to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island Marina

$82 - $121

Fly to Hamilton Island  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Hamilton Island (HTI) TSV - HTI

$360 - $450

Fly to Proserpine, travel  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Townsville (TSV) to Proserpine (PPP) TSV - PPP
  2. Travel from Proserpine to Whitsunday Island

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Townsville to Whitsunday Island is to bus which costs $30 - $310 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Townsville to Whitsunday Island is to bus which costs $30 - $310 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Townsville and Whitsunday Island is 253 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Townsville to Whitsunday Island, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Townsville, QLD, Australia and Whitsunday Island, QLD, Australia?

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Townsville to Whitsunday Island 3 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $220 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Townsville to Whitsunday Island every 4 hours.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Townsville to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Townsville to Hamilton Island via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $450
Flights from Townsville to Proserpine via Mackay, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $390
Flights from Townsville to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Townsville to Hamilton Island via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Townsville to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Townsville to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $45
Ferry operators
Cruise Whitsundays

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