Cheap flights from Sydney to Townsville

Flight information Sydney to Townsville

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Average flight time, total distance 1693 kilometres

2h 40min


1 airport

Which airlines fly from Sydney to Townsville? 

How easy is it to depart from Sydney Airport?

Sydney Airport is a large and well-equipped airport, with 3 excellent terminals.

  • Terminals 2 and 3 – are the domestic terminals for Sydney Airport

Terminals 2 and 3 have cash machines, shops, numerous eateries, charging outlets, VIP lounges, and free WiFi access. If you are transferring from T1, you can do so on the AirTrain or the T-Bus, which link the terminals for $6, or for free if you fly with Qantas or Virgin Australia. 

Arrive at this airport at least 1 hour before your flight is due to depart. 

What do I need before I depart from Sydney?

  • A form of photo-ID is required for domestic air travel.
  • Please be aware, that if you are not an Australian citizen or resident, you may need to carry your passport.

What information do I need to know before arriving in Townsville? 

Townsville Airport is one of the important gateway airports for travellers looking to explore northern Queensland.

  • Main Terminal – all flights are directed to the main terminal building.

Amenities include ATMs, restaurants, a shop, and free WiFi. There is also a Qantas lounge. 

What is the weather like in Townsville?

  • Townsville is between 25-30°C annually, so the climate is more humid than Brisbane, and you can expect quite a bit of rain during the summer months.

Is there a time difference between Sydney and Townsville? 

  • Townsville and Sydney are on the same timezone during Standard Time (ST), but Townsville is 1 hour behind Sydney during Daylight Savings Time (DST).

Is Townsville cheaper than Sydney?

Townsville is cheaper than Sydney by quite a bit, which adds to its appeal as one of the best places to visit in North Queensland.

  Sydney Townsville
Average cost of a meal for 2 people $90 $80
Average cost of a coffee $3.90 $4.80
Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD $45 $25-30

Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of October 2017 

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