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Flights from Townsville (TSV) to Alice Springs (ASP)

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Reasons to fly with Qantas

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

Inflight dining

Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

Baggage

Frequent Flyer program

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Pointsin Australia and around the world, and earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

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Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more.

Inflight entertainment

Visiting from Townsville to Alice Springs

When to visit

Let us help you plan your trip to Alice Springs, with an outline if the best time to visit whether it’s for a few days or a longer stay in the NT. Known as the Red Centre for good reason, the summer is particularly hot around 20 to 40 °C from December to February, with January being the wettest month. Autumn (March to May) is one of the best times to visit Alice Springs with warm days and cool nights. Average temperatures range from 12 to 27°C. To the other extreme of winter, July being the coolest month, nighttime temperatures can drop below 0°C and thick frost on the ground can resemble snow.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Alice Springs (ASP).Opens in a new tab or window The airport services domestic flights only and is located 15km from the town centre. The taxi rank and shuttle service is located outside the terminal.

Arriving at Alice Springs Airport

When your Qantas flight to Alice Springs touches down, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Alice Springs Airport to get your visit to Central Australia off to the right start. It’s located 14 kilometres from the CBD, about a 15 minute drive.  Once you collect your bags from the baggage collection area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way. A range of retail facilities, wi-fi, services and amenities are available for visitors to use at the airport.

Getting into Alice Springs

At the airport rental cars, taxis, shuttle bus services are readily available for hire outside the terminal building.

Getting around Alice Springs

Central Alice Springs is small enough to explore on foot. Bus and taxi services are also available and it’s wise to use taxis at night for safety reasons. If you’re visiting the national parks, Uluru and Kata Tjuta, you’ll need a hire car or join a guided tour.

Departure information

Fly from Townsville

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Townsville, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.

What is the main airport called? 

Townsville Airport (TSV).Opens in a new tab or 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. 

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Townsville are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Why Qantas

Experience the Qantas difference

Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey with familiar smiles waiting to welcome you onboard. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.