Compare cheap Townsville to Brisbane flights

Flight information Townsville to Brisbane

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Average flight time, total distance 1113 kilometres

1h 45min


1 airport

Which airlines fly from Townsville to Brisbane?

If you’re looking to book cheap Townsville to Brisbane flights, there are direct options with 3 airlines:

Direct flights are usually the best option for both time and cost, with non-direct flights often going interstate.

Is there a time difference between Townsville and Brisbane?

No. Both Queensland cities run on the same time.

What is the weather like in Brisbane?

Brisbane isn’t as warm as Townsville. This is most pronounced in winter, when the average temperature is 8°C lower.

Unlike Townsville, Brisbane receives rain fairly evenly throughout the year.

How expensive is Brisbane?



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Departing from Townsville

Townsville Airport (TSV) has a single terminal for all arrivals. Whether you drive, get a bus or take a taxi, it’s recommended that you arrive at the airport an hour before your flight.

The airport is in the suburb of Garbutt, which is a 5 to 10-minute drive from the CBD. Car parking is available at the terminal, and this is cheaper if you book online ahead of time. No buses go directly to the airport, but the 205 line stops at Meenan Street, a short walk from the terminal.

After you check in, you’ll find a café and the passenger screening to your righthand side. Once you pass through security, you’ll find another café by the departure gates, as well as some shops and the Qantas lounge.

Arriving in Brisbane

Brisbane Airport (BNE) is larger than Townsville, with separate terminals for international and domestic flights, such as those from TSV.

To get to the airport, you have the option of car hire, taxi, bus or train. The public transport options are the cheapest, with the train stopping at both Roma Street and Central stations.

If you prefer to make use of car hire at Brisbane Airport, you’ll find the counters for 6 different companies by the baggage carousels.

Return flights from Brisbane to Townsville

For return flights from Brisbane to Townsville, it’s recommended that you should be at the airport at least 60 minutes before your scheduled departure time.

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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.