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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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.

SeaLink Queensland

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$34 - 34
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 holiday in this stunning region!

Townsville Bulletin Square Visitor Information Centre

Townsville, Townsville Area
The Townsville Bulletin Square Visitor Information Centre is located in the heart of the Townsville Central Business District just off Flinders Street. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures and itineraries.

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.

Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Lounge

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Lounge is located on the Bruce Highway, south of Ingham. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries.

Home Hill Comfort Stop

Home Hill, Burdekin Area
The Home Hill Comfort Stop includes all the facilities you need to enjoy a short break on your travels. Toilets, hot showers, barbecues, meal preparation benches and sinks, picnic tables, parents room and disabled bathroom.

MI Rentals

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$79 - 99
Enjoy your experience on Maggie by not wasting a minute waiting for public transport . MI Rentals is a one stop hire centre for cars, bikes, electric bikes, plus snorkel and fishing gear. They also do fun stretch Jeep tours and give advice on animal encounters, snorkel locations and fishing spots.

Bruce Highway Visitor Information Centre

Nome, Townsville Area
The Bruce Highway Visitor Information Centre is located in the main building of Billabong Sanctuary which is an interactive wildlife park set in 11 hectares of wilderness and right next to a picturesque Australian billabong.

Avis Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$50 - 150
Avis is the leading car rental company in Australia, operating at more than 240 conveniently located rental facilities, including all major airports. With a long history of innovation in the car rental industry, their 'We Try Harder' approach to service makes Avis one of the world's best-known car rental brands.

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.
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