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 holiday in far North Queensland.View our Townsville travel guide
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Townsville (TSV)
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Melbourne to Townsville flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Townsville is 3 hours.
How many flights go to Townsville from Melbourne on a weekly basis?
On average, there are 6 flights per day from Melbourne to Townsville.
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.
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.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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