Townsville Airport

Townsville Airport (TSV) 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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Flights

Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal.

Departures

Check-in

Ensure you check-in for your flight before you arrive at the airport. Check-in for domestic flights opens 24 hours before departure and closes 30 minutes before departure. 

There are four easy options to complete check-in:  ​

Download your digital boarding pass after checking in online and you’re ready to go.  

Customers who require special assistance, unaccompanied minors or large groups, please make yourself known to our friendly customer service agents who will be able to assist you with the check-in process.

Our domestic airports are cashless. Purchase tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products online. Excess baggage payments can be made by credit card at our self-serve bag tag kiosks.

Seat selection

Complimentary seat selection is available online for all domestic flights from the moment you book your flight. If you haven’t selected a seat before you complete your online check-in, you will be assigned a seat. You can change your seat online up to 30 minutes before your flight departure.

Checked baggage

Don’t forget, if you’re travelling with checked bags, you need to drop them off at least 30 minutes before departure for domestic flights. Use your digital boarding pass at our self-serve bag tag kiosks to print your baggage tags before proceeding to the dedicated bag drop queue. 

Need to bring a bit extra? Pre-purchase an additional baggage allowance online and save on airport prices. 

Flight status

View our flight status page for departure information.

Arrivals

Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall.

Baggage services are available at check-in.

Flight status

View our flight status page for arrival information.

Lounges

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

Transport

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

Important information

Times and prices are a guide only.