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The distance between Townsville and Cairns is 285 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Regional Express, Virgin Australia Airlines, and Alliance Airlines. Townsville and Cairns have 39 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Direct flights54413-67
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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 Townsville to Cairns

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

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Townsville to Cairns?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Townsville and Cairns takes around 0.93 hours.
What is the flight distance between Townsville and Cairns?
The flight distance between Townsville and Cairns is 285 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Townsville and Cairns?
Several carriers operate flights between Townsville and Cairns. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Alliance Airlines, Qantas, Regional Express.
What are the most popular routes to and from Townsville?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Townsville and Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Bangkok, Denpasar, Manila, Cloncurry, Gold Coast, Honolulu, Phuket City, Perth, Hobart, Tokyo, Orange, Winton, Seoul, London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cairns?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairns and Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Sunshine Coast Region, Adelaide, Bangkok, Proserpine, Manila, Seoul, Perth, Mount Isa, Denpasar, Uluru, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, City of Newcastle, Broome, Singapore, Cebu.
What airports are near Townsville?
The main airport in Townsville is Townsville. It is also served by Whitsunday Coast, Townsville.
What airports are near Cairns?
The main airport in Cairns is Cairns. It is also served by Cairns.
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