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Flights from Darwin (DRW) to Townsville (TSV)

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Visiting from Darwin to Townsville

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With Magnetic Island, stunning outback landscapes and the waterfalls and rainforests of Hinchinbrook, Townsville is a destination like no other. Discover its white sandy beaches, island snorkelling, forest trails and city lookouts to enjoy the perfect getaway in far North Queensland.

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Darwin to Townsville flight information

The approximate flight time for flights from Darwin to Townsville is 2 hours and 40 minutes.

How many flights go to Townsville from Darwin on a daily basis?

On average, there are four flights per week from Darwin to Townsville.

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When to visit

With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, Townsville is an ideal destination for a tropical holiday in North Queensland. The best time to visit Townsville is in the dry season between May and September with warm days and cool evenings. Summertime the days are very hot and muggy with a tropical climate and also the wet season. Sailing festivities take place at the end of August each year at the Magnetic Island Race Week.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Townsville Airport (TSV).Opens external site in a new window It is located 6km (3.7 miles) from the city of Townsville. The airport is also known as Townsville International Airport and Garbutt airport. 

Arriving in Townsville

The staff at Townsville Airport will greet you when you land. From there is easy to make the 5km trip to Townsville city centre. 

Getting into Townsville from Townsville Airport

It’s easy to make the short trip to Townsville city from the airport with multiple transport options available. Take a taxi or ride share from the terminal, pre-book a shuttle service or rent a car from the car hire providers. 

Getting around Townsville

Townsville’s city-centre attractions around Flinders Mall and the Strand are easily navigable on foot. Sunbus, operating primarily out of Flinders Mall, runs local public transport and puts on shuttles during special events. Car and passenger ferries operate to Magnetic Island and the best way to explore the surrounding region and national parks is by hire car or an organised tour.

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What is the main airport called? 

Darwin Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 13km from the city centre on Henry Wrigley Drive, Marrara, Darwin International Airport (DRW) is the busiest and largest airport in the Northern Territory. Both domestic and international services operate from the same airport.

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* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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