Townsville Airport

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

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Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal.



Online check-in is available for Qantas and QantasLink Australian domestic bookings between 24 hours and 30 minutes before your flight departure.

Check-in is located on the ground floor.

Open hours are:
Monday to Thursday and Saturday from 4.15am to 12pm and 2pm to 7pm
Friday 4.15am to 7pm
Sunday from 6.30am to 7pm.

Economy check-in is available from counters 2 to 6. 

Check-in for Business, Chairmans Lounge, Qantas Club and oneworld Emerald passengers is available at counters 7 and 8.

Our domestic airports have gone cashless. The purchase of tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products can be made at Excess baggage payments can still be made by credit card at our self-serve airport kiosks.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.


Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall.

Baggage services are available at check-in.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.


Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Townsville Qantas Club.


Townsville transport options from the airport
Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 15 minute drive from the city centre.
Visit Townsville AirportOpens external site in a new window for current car parking rates. 
Taxis Approximately A$25 to the city centre. There is a A$3 airport toll on top of the fare when catching a taxi from the airport.
Buses Airport Shuttle busesOpens external site in a new window operate between Townsville city and the airport.  Bookings are essential.

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Information correct as of June 2017. Times and prices are a guide only.