Magnetic Drive, Townsville

Flights from Auckland (AKL) to Townsville (TSV)

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Visiting from Auckland 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.

Arrival information

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. 

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.

Departure information

Fly from Auckland

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Auckland, 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? 

Auckland Airport (AKL).Opens in a new tab or window The airport is a major airline hub in New Zealand and there are many domestic and international destinations for visitors to continue on to.  The airport is located near Mangere,  21 kilometres south of the Auckland city centre. 

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

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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

For payment options other than PayPal or Qantas issued UATP, a card payment fee applies per passenger, per booking of NZ$7 for Trans-Tasman travel, and NZ$30 for international travel. For bookings made via Qantas Contact Centres (including through web chat and social media) or through Qantas airport locations, a fee of NZ$45 per passenger, per booking is applicable for Trans-Tasman and Australian domestic bookings and NZ$77 for international bookings. A NZ$30 surcharge per sector applies for peak-day travel (AKL-JFK on Fri/Sat/Sun, JFK-AKL on Thu/Fri/Sat). Some agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. Selected travel dates and days apply and fares may not be available on all flights or days. Offers subject to availability. Food, beverage and entertainment offerings vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. Prices correct as at 10 March 2023 but may fluctuate if carrier charges, taxes, fees or currency rates change. Black-out dates apply. Visit qantas.com for full conditions. 

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