Townsville North Queensland | Travel Information

Townsville Airport – Domestic and International terminal

As North Queensland’s regional hub, Townsville Airport provides direct flights to and from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin. The international terminal provides direct flights to and from Bali and Port Moresby. There are several transportation options to get you where you need to go. Private transfers provide a door to door service from the airport to your accommodation. Alternatively, you can catch a taxi or hire a rental car. 

How to get around Townsville

Take the train 

What better way to experience Queensland than through the magic of rail on a trip to Townsville North Queensland aboard The Sunlander or the Spirit of Queensland; both of which run along the Queensland coastline north and south of Townsville.

Travel by coach

Bus and coach services are frequent to Townsville North Queensland from throughout Queensland.

Drive Townsville

Hire a car or campervan and drive Townsville North Queensland. Whether you hire when you arrive, or just to get around, it’s a comfortable way to take in all that Townsville has to offer.

Ferry to Magnetic Island

With both passenger and car ferry services operating from the main land to Magnetic Island, this tropical island paradise is just a short cruise away.

Explore all of the transport options available below.

Plan your holiday

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SeaLink Queensland

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$33 - 33
SeaLink Queensland is your one-stop-shop for your visit to North Queensland. From day tours, accommodation, transport and activities, specialising in Townsville and Magnetic Island, SeaLink Queensland can help you plan the ultimate Aussie adventure from Fraser Island to Cape Tribulation!

Magnetic Island Ferries

South Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$16 - 212
Take in the stunning views while cruising on Magnetic Island's only passenger and car ferry service. With eight return trips daily, they welcome you aboard Magnetic Island Ferries as they make their way to Magnetic Island where you can enjoy magnificent weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.

Burdekin Gateway Visitor Information Centre

Home Hill, Burdekin Area
The Burdekin Gateway Visitor Information Centre is located on Railway Avenue in Home Hill. Situated behind the Home Hill Comfort Stop, it's the ideal place to call in when first arriving in town. The friendly and knowledgeable local staff can provide advice on what to see and do, and where to eat in the Burdekin.

Europcar Car Hire Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$30 - 200
Europcar's Queensland stations provide flexible car hire options for a business trip or driving holiday. Europcar has a nationwide network of over 125 locations with 34 easily accessible car hire locations throughout Queensland, all offering competitive rates in top holiday destinations.

Enterprise Rent A Car - Townsville Airport

Garbutt, Townsville Area
While Enterprise is new to Australia, they have been growing across the globe since 1957. Today, Enterprise is part of the largest car rental company in the world, with more than 1.5 million cars in service.

Burdekin Visitor Information Centre

Ayr, Burdekin Area
The Burdekin Visitor Information Centre is located in Plantation Park on the Bruce Highway in Ayr. It is about an hour's drive south from Townsville, and an hour and fifteen minutes north of Bowen. With lots of parking space for caravans and motor homes, Plantation Park makes an excellent spot to break your trip and consider your options.

Port of Lucinda

Lucinda, Hinchinbrook Area
Located 100 kilometres north of Townsville, the Port of Lucinda exports raw sugar grown in the Ingham district. It is equipped with on-shore sugar handling and storage facilities, as well as a single trestle jetty and conveyor running out to an off-shore berth and shiploader.

MI Rentals

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$69 - 99
Enjoy your experience on Maggie by not wasting a minute in public transport waits. MI Rentals is a one stop hire centre for cars, bikes, electric bikes, plus snorkel and fishing gear. They also do tours and give advice on animal encounters, snorkel locations and fishing spots.

Absolute North Charters

Lucinda, Hinchinbrook Area
From AU$45.00 - 130.00
Absolute North Charters is the essential way to hike the Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island. Three generations of adventure experience on the trail ensures you the best transfer options as well as intimate knowledge that keeps you safe and ensures your hike holds a place in your heart for years to come.

Cardwell Visitor and Heritage Centre

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Cardwell Visitor and Heritage Centre is located on the Bruce Highway at the address is 53 Victoria Street, Cardwell. Heading North into Cardwell turn left into Balliol Street for plenty of parking. This is a historic precinct set in the old 'Cardwell Telegraph and Post Office' (now known as the Bush Telegraph) which was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest buildings in North Queensland.
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