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The distance between Cairns and Townsville is 285 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Qantas, Virgin Australia Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Regional Express, and Alliance Airlines. Cairns and Townsville have 40 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundays
Direct flights54411-88
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Qantas on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Alliance Airlines on Thursdays.

Regional Express on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Check-in for a flight from Cairns to Townsville

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
QantasQFAQFYesNo
Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
Closes 1 hours before flight
Regional ExpressRXAZLNoNo
Alliance AirlinesUTYQQNoNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Cairns to Townsville?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Cairns and Townsville takes around 0.92 hours.
What is the flight distance between Cairns and Townsville?
The flight distance between Cairns and Townsville is 285 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Cairns and Townsville?
Several carriers operate flights between Cairns and Townsville. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Alliance Airlines, Qantas, Regional Express.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cairns?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairns and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Bangkok, Denpasar, Seoul, Sunshine Coast Region, Darwin, Manila, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Gold Coast, Singapore, Adelaide, Perth, London, Chiang Mai, Cebu, Busan.
What are the most popular routes to and from Townsville?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Townsville and Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Manila, Adelaide, Perth, Bangkok, City of Newcastle, Orange, Hobart, Cloncurry, London, Berlin, Toowoomba, Mount Isa, Denpasar, Honolulu, Wagga Wagga.
What airports are near Cairns?
The main airport in Cairns is Cairns. It is also served by Cairns.
What airports are near Townsville?
The main airport in Townsville is Townsville. It is also served by Whitsunday Coast, Townsville.
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