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Flight information Brisbane to Townsville

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Average flight time, total distance 1113 kilometres

1h 55min


1 airport

Which airlines fly from Brisbane to Townsville?

Direct flights from Brisbane to Townsville are available with 3 airlines:

In a pinch, 1-stop flights are also available, but these tend to add unnecessary time, cost and hassle onto your journey.

Is there a time difference between Brisbane and Townsville?

No. Queensland only has 1 time zone.

What is the weather like in Townsville?

Townsville is warmer than Brisbane. Expect a difference of around 5°C in summer and 8°C in winter.

Almost all of Townsville’s rain falls in the summer, with April to November being extremely dry.

How expensive is Townsville?



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Essential travel information for Townsville

  • For flights from Brisbane to Townsville, you will need valid ID to board your plane.
  • Travel smart by downloading the Brisbane Airport app.

Departing from Brisbane

Brisbane Airport (BNE) has 2 terminals, with domestic and international departures leaving from different buildings. The Domestic Terminal, Terminal 2, is well signposted as you arrive from the city.

From the city centre, the airport is a 10-minute drive. Parking is available at the airport in a number of different parking lots. This allows you to choose between the convenience of parking close and being able to walk to the terminal or the budget-conscious option of parking a bit further away. Either way, you can book through the airport’s website for a guaranteed space.

If you prefer not to drive, you can catch a bus or train from the CBD. The Domestic Terminal is the last stop on the line, separate to the International Terminal’s stop.

For flights to Townsville, it’s recommended that you arrive at Brisbane Airport an hour before departure.

Arriving in Townsville

Townsville Airport (TSV) has a single terminal for all arrivals. Once you disembark, you’ll enter the terminal where you can grab a coffee or buy any last-minute essentials.

You’ll find the baggage reclaim area on your left, towards the exits. This is also where Townsville Airport’s car hire desks are found.

If you prefer not to drive, you can also get an airport shuttle bus or a taxi to your accommodation.

Return Townsville to Brisbane flights

It’s just a short drive to the airport when you’re ready to catch your flight back from Townsville to Brisbane. From the CBD it takes less than 10 minutes in regular traffic, whether that’s by car, taxi or rideshare.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.