Cheap flights from Melbourne to Townsville

Flight information Melbourne to Townsville

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Average flight time, total distance 2075 kilometres

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Looking to book the cheapest airfares from Melbourne to Townsville? You have a number of main options in terms of airlines, including Jetstar, Qantas, and Virgin Australia. Direct flights tend to be available on Mondays, Thursdays, and on weekends, but this is subject to change according to each airline’s flight schedules.

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For those departing from Melbourne for your flight to Townsville, there are a number of options in terms of airports to fly out from. Melbourne’s three main airports are Avalon Airport, Tullamarine Airport, and Essendon Airport, all of which are varying distances from Melbourne city centre, and all with a slightly different combination of airlines operating there.

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Townsville Airport is located approximately 6.5km by road west of Townsville city centre, on the north-eastern coast of Queensland. The airport has a single terminal through which all flights arrive and depart from. The airport is well equipped with modern amenities, stores and dining options, and there is also free Wi-Fi all throughout the airport, if you need to get in touch with someone online, or catch up on emails when your flight touches down. 

There are a few options in the way of transport from the airport to your accommodation in Townsville, or your next destination onwards. The taxi rank can be found outside the arrivals end of the terminal. There will be a Taxi Marshall/rank supervisor there who will ensure you have a cab. If you like, you can also book a taxi in advance by calling 131 008, or going to the Townsville Taxis website.

There is a $3.00 Airport Toll that you’ll need to pay on top of your fare when catching a taxi from the airport. If you prefer to drive yourself, then you can rent a car from Townsville Airport.

Other important information to note:

  • Time difference between Melbourne and Townsville - Melbourne is 1 hour ahead of Townsville during Daylight Savings Time, and there is no time difference between the two cities during non-daylight savings time. 
  • Climate differences between Townsville and Melbourne - Townsville has a much hotter climate than Melbourne does. The average high temperature during summer months in Townsville is around 30-31°C, while Melbourne’s average high temperatures are around 24-26°C. Townsville also experiences wider variances in rainfall in different months throughout the year, with a distinct rainy season during December and January, and a dry season between the months of June and October. Rainfall throughout the year in Melbourne tends to be fairly consistent.

The above information is correct as of February 2016. Please check all travel details and costs closer to the time of your travel date.

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