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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 Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia Airlines, Regional Express, and Airnorth. Melbourne and Townsville have 138 direct flights per week.

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Check-in for a flight from Melbourne to Townsville

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

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 Jetstar Airways.
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 Melbourne?
The main airport in Melbourne is Melbourne. It is also served by Warrnambool.
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.
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