Flights from Launceston (LST) to Townsville (TSV)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Launceston to Townsville
When to visit
Best time to visit Townsville
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.
Arriving in Townsville
The staff at Townsville AirportOpens external site 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 at the airport. 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 organised tour.
Fly from Launceston. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Launceston, there are a few things you should know to prepare for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Launceston Airport. Launceston AirportOpens external site in a new window (LST) is located 15 km (9.5 miles) from the city. It's Tasmania's fastest growing airport and the second busiest in the state.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Launceston are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare.
Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
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