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Cheapest one-way trip

£81

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

£81

Cheapest round-trip

£180

Average round-trip

£263

Nonstop flights in December

£81 – £371

Round trips

Melbourne MELTownsville TSV

Jetstar Airways

£204
Melbourne MELTownsville TSV

Jetstar Airways

£223

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2059 km
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Travelers usually depart from Melbourne, Avalon, Essendon, or Melbourne-Southern Cross when they travel from Melbourne to Townsville. The distance between Melbourne and Townsville is 2059 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia Airlines, Regional Express, and Air New Zealand. Melbourne and Townsville have 133 direct flights per week.

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Jetstar Airways on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Qantas on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Virgin Australia Airlines on Wednesdays, and Saturdays.

Check-in for a flight from Melbourne to Townsville

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QantasQFAQFYes0
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Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYes0
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Regional ExpressRXAZLNo0
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Air New ZealandANZNZYes0
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Australia COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Australia – 12/2022
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Most travelers from Melbourne (AUS), MEL can enter Townsville, TSV.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Additional information
  • Masks are recommended in most places

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Australia in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Melbourne to Townsville?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Melbourne and Townsville takes around 3.0 hours.
What is the flight distance between Melbourne and Townsville?
The flight distance between Melbourne and Townsville is 2059 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Melbourne and Townsville?
Several carriers operate flights between Melbourne and Townsville. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Melbourne?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Melbourne and Sydney, Denpasar, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Perth, Manila, Bangkok, Auckland, Hobart, Adelaide, Ho Chi Minh City, Phuket City, Ahmedabad, Christchurch, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, City of Launceston, Kathmandu.
What are the most popular routes to and from Townsville?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Townsville and Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Sydney, Gold Coast, Manila, Adelaide, Perth, Bangkok, City of Newcastle, Orange, Hobart, Cloncurry, London, Berlin, Toowoomba, Mount Isa, Denpasar, Honolulu, Wagga Wagga.
Which airports are there in Melbourne?
Melbourne is mainly served by Melbourne. But there are other airports nearby, including Avalon, Essendon, Melbourne Moorabbin Airport.
What airports are near Townsville?
The main airport in Townsville is Townsville. It is also served by Townsville, Whitsunday Coast.
What buses and trains depart from Melbourne?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Melbourne, including SKYBUS.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Melbourne and Townsville?
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