Travelling between Cairns and Townsville is possible by Flight and bus. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you AUD 399.49 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere AUD 62.00.
It can take you anywhere between 1 and 28 hours to travel between Cairns and Townsville depending on the means of transport you choose.
Flight is the fastest way to travel between Cairns and Townsville. Flight will bring you to your destination in 50m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 3h 15m to reach Townsville.
Travelling between Cairns and Townsville can be as cheap as AUD 62.00 if you opt for a Greyhound Australia bus and as expensive as AUD 399.49 if you buy a Virgin Australia flight ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Cairns to Townsville.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Cairns to Townsville, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as AUD 109.00.
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
Alliance Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways, Regional Express, Virgin Australia
Travelling from Cairns to Townsville overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.
Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.
They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route