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Home Oceania Australia Queensland Cheap flights to Townsville, Australia

Cheap Flights to Townsville

Popular in December High demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price $404 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from $450 From Melbourne to Townsville
One-way from $213 One-way flight from Melbourne to Townsville
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Townsville flights by month

January
$309
February
$299
March
$292
April
$302
May
$307
June
$324
July
$315
August
$319
September
$289
October
$303
November
$318
December
$344
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Townsville is currently September; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Townsville?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
MEL - TSV
Price
$289 - $428
TSV
Temperature
25 - 32 °C
TSV
Rainfall
7 - 269 mm

Peak season

The unofficial capital of Queensland, Townsville attracts visitors from all over the world for its prime location near the Great Barrier Reef and for beautiful Magnetic Island, a world heritage national park with pristine beaches and bush where you can swim all year round. Townsville makes a good base for day trips to Cairns, Paluma, Jourama Falls, Charters Towers, and once you’ve explored the city attractions. The peak tourist season in Townsville is from May to September characterised by cooler temperatures, clear blue skies and gentle tropical breezes. Christmas, Easter and mid-year school holidays are busy periods to note when booking flight tickets.

Off Season

The hot, wet months from November to March are not generally considered the best time to visit Townsville. Daytime temps average 30C to 33C and there is a good chance of cyclones from January to March. However if you’re into sport and outdoor adventure, then Adventure thon at the end of March is a good reason to book flights to Townsville.

When is the best time to book a flight to Townsville?

Due to its position on the east coast of Queensland, Townsville experiences less rainfall than other parts of the region and has over 300 sunshine days per year. The best time to book cheap flights to Townsville is any time during spring, winter and autumn. Travel during these seasons and you’ll enjoy more settled weather, temps averaging 25C to 27C and prime time snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. Avoid the hot and sticky summers bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and the possibility of tropical cyclones.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Townsville?

The cheapest day to fly to Townsville is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Townsville?

Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Townsville. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to Townsville?

Flights from Sydney to Townsville – 2 hrs 43 mins

Flights from Melbourne to Townsville – 3 hrs 10 mins

Flights from Brisbane to Townsville – 1 hr 59 mins

Flights from Perth to Townsville – 3 hrs 40 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Townsville?

Jetstar operates direct flights to Townsville from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, while Qantas operates direct flights from Brisbane, Cairns and Darwin. Other domestic airlines that operate flights to Townsville and offer direct or connecting flights are: Virgin Australia, JetGo, Regional Express, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and American Airlines.  

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Townsville Airport (TSV) is located approximately 5 km from the city centre. There’s an Airport Shuttle bus that does drop-offs to various hotels and motels, the Strand and city. Taxis are available, as well as several car rental companies situated in the airport. Magnetic Island and Palm Island are connected to the mainland by regular ferry service.

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