Brisbane to Townsville

Brisbane to Townsville

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Fastest
15:45
Brisbane Roma Street
17h 38m ride in train, RailBed
09:23
+1
Townsville
Fastest
15:45
Brisbane Roma Street
17h 38m ride in train, Premium Economy Seat
09:23
+1
Townsville
Instant
14:00
Brisbane Coach Terminal
23h 45m bus ride in AC Seater
13:45
+1
Townsville

From Brisbane Coach Terminal to Townsville by bus

Instant
14:00
Brisbane Coach Terminal
23h 45m bus ride in AC Seater
13:45
+1
Townsville

From Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville by train

Fastest
15:45
Brisbane Roma Street
17h 38m ride in train, RailBed
09:23
+1
Townsville
Fastest
15:45
Brisbane Roma Street
17h 38m ride in train, Premium Economy Seat
09:23
+1
Townsville

Brisbane to Townsville Schedule

Brisbane to Townsville Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Qantas Airways Economy #QF175006:30 - 08:35AUD 191.62
Qantas Airways Economy #QF235408:30 - 12:25AUD 262.27
Qantas Airways Economy #QF75210:00 - 11:55AUD 263.10
Qantas Airways Economy #QF235813:55 - 17:50AUD 262.27
Greyhound Australia AC Seater 14:00 - 13:40AUD 288.02
Qantas Airways Economy #QF175614:15 - 16:20AUD 175.60
Virgin Australia Economy #VA37514:05 - 16:15AUD 239.68
Queensland Rail RailBed 15:45 - 09:23AUD 331.50
Qantas Airways Economy #QF76017:00 - 18:55AUD 263.10
Qantas Airways Economy #QF176019:55 - 21:55AUD 175.60
Jetstar Airways Economy #JQ90618:15 - 20:10AUD 133.16
Virgin Australia Economy #VA38118:10 - 20:20AUD 248.87

Transportation from Brisbane to Townsville

How to get from Brisbane to Townsville

When you want to get from Brisbane to Townsville, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about AUD 655.76. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a flight as a flight ticket costs as low as AUD 111.21.

How far is Brisbane from Townsville?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Brisbane to Townsville. Your trip will be a total of 898 miles (1444 km). The flying distance is 691 miles (1111 km).

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

The travel time from Brisbane to Townsville can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 26 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Brisbane to Townsville?

The cost of the trip from Brisbane to Townsville varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Jetstar Airways: travelling by flight expect to pay as low as AUD 111.21 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as AUD 655.76.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Brisbane to Townsville:

  • Plane tickets - AUD 111.00 to AUD 656.00;
  • Train tickets - AUD 189.00 to AUD 332.00;
  • Bus tickets - AUD 288.00 to AUD 288.00;

How many trips per day are there between Brisbane and Townsville?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Brisbane to Townsville depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 14:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 14:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 1 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Brisbane to Townsville. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is AUD 111.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Brisbane to Townsville
Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia

Buses

Taking a bus from Brisbane to Townsville is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Brisbane to Townsville

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Brisbane to Townsville? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 100% users took a plane.