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Avg. flight duration 2h 37m
Flights arrive in Townsville
Flights depart from Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flight price $290
Distance 1,690 km
Airlines Jetstar, Virgin Australia

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Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average price:
$382
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$278
or less (return)

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FAQs for Booking Flights to Townsville from Sydney Kingsford Smith

How long does a flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Townsville take?
An average non-stop flight takes 2h 40m, covering a distance of 1690 km.
How many flights are there between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Townsville?
There are 121 (non-stop) flights between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Townsville per week, averaging 15 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Townsville?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($290) and Virgin Australia ($357)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Townsville?
Hong Kong Airlines (3 times daily), Etihad Airways (3 times daily), Delta (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Townsville?
For Sydney Kingsford Smith to Townsville, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Townsville back to Sydney Kingsford Smith, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Sydney to Townsville?
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at Townsville, also known as Townsville Airport.

Book cheap flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Townsville (return)

Airports
Origin
Sydney
$290
only
$290
Destination
Townsville
$290
only
$290
Fri., 15 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Mon., 25 Mar.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Trip: 11 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
AYQ
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: food

Cons: delay

SYD
TSV
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Captain kept on saying enjoy your flight when he’s 3.5hrs late. What planet did he think he’s from with children going back to school 2-m. And the check in girl telling me she’s done a G8 thing putting m on & I together 2 rows from the back (originally in 11C & 22B) when she’s put us in the very LAST row

PER
DPS
Good 6.6

Pros: Quick boarding, friendly staff

Cons: No TVs very basic.

AYQ
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: City of Yulara had a city wide communications failure. Other airlines had backup plans to get passengers out with a manual procedure. Jetstar didn't have a manual process and failed to get us on the plane. I missed my connection and they didn't help with my lost ticket. I ended up buying a new international ticket.

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: For some reason my bags were not checked all the way to the final destination, which caused problems later

Thu., 7 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
4h 10m
Sun., 10 Mar.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5h 10m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.0 OK
Based on 2 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Initial temperature was a little low but it improved

SYD
TSV
Good 6.0

Cons: 45 minutes queuing for a bag drop is not good enough - plenty of spare check-in desks just not enough staff

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: On time

Cons: Nothing

PER
BME
OK 5.6

Pros: Delhi to Singapore all Gud . Singapore’s to Perth all Gud but after Perth to broome no wheel chair access was provided

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight attendants Movie selections Food All Great!!!!!

Cons: One and a half hour delay

Sun., 10 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Fri., 15 Feb.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Trip: 6 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
TSV
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Captain kept on saying enjoy your flight when he’s 3.5hrs late. What planet did he think he’s from with children going back to school 2-m. And the check in girl telling me she’s done a G8 thing putting m on & I together 2 rows from the back (originally in 11C & 22B) when she’s put us in the very LAST row

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: For some reason my bags were not checked all the way to the final destination, which caused problems later

AYQ
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: City of Yulara had a city wide communications failure. Other airlines had backup plans to get passengers out with a manual procedure. Jetstar didn't have a manual process and failed to get us on the plane. I missed my connection and they didn't help with my lost ticket. I ended up buying a new international ticket.

AKL
ZQN
OK 4.0

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: No free checked bags. No free drinks - not even water. Limited weight for carryon bags. Choosing a seat costs extra money.

SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s okay

Fri., 1 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Sun., 3 Feb.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Trip: 3 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s okay

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: For some reason my bags were not checked all the way to the final destination, which caused problems later

AKL
ZQN
OK 4.0

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: No free checked bags. No free drinks - not even water. Limited weight for carryon bags. Choosing a seat costs extra money.

PER
DPS
Good 6.6

Pros: Quick boarding, friendly staff

Cons: No TVs very basic.

MEL
LST
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight delayed by almost an hour.

Sat., 9 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
5h 20m
Thu., 14 Mar.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
3h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.0 OK
Based on 2 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Plane was clean, crew were fantastic, food was acceptable

Cons: Seating doesnt allow a lot of leg room for taller people unless you want to pay more for Premium Economy, We travelled early December and the Entertainment still referred to the November listings

PER
CBR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Director flight at a good time

Cons: nothing

SYD
TSV
Good 6.0

Cons: 45 minutes queuing for a bag drop is not good enough - plenty of spare check-in desks just not enough staff

CBR
SYD
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Great, love the ATRs

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Initial temperature was a little low but it improved

Sun., 26 May
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 50m
Tue., 28 May
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 30m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.0 OK
Based on 2 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Initial temperature was a little low but it improved

SYD
LST
Excellent 9.0

Pros: First time trying the new inflight Wifi - great!

PER
BME
OK 5.6

Pros: Delhi to Singapore all Gud . Singapore’s to Perth all Gud but after Perth to broome no wheel chair access was provided

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight attendants Movie selections Food All Great!!!!!

Cons: One and a half hour delay

PER
CBR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Director flight at a good time

Cons: nothing

Sat., 5 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Wed., 9 Jan.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9h 50m
Trip: 5 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
PER
DPS
Good 6.6

Pros: Quick boarding, friendly staff

Cons: No TVs very basic.

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: For some reason my bags were not checked all the way to the final destination, which caused problems later

DPS
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing, would not fly with jetstar again

AYQ
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: food

Cons: delay

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Domestic flight, no entertainment on board staff just, can't even get a glass of water,

Thu., 3 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
4h 40m
Sat., 5 Jan.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 10m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.0 OK
Based on 2 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: On time

Cons: Nothing

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Initial temperature was a little low but it improved

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight attendants Movie selections Food All Great!!!!!

Cons: One and a half hour delay

PER
BME
OK 5.6

Pros: Delhi to Singapore all Gud . Singapore’s to Perth all Gud but after Perth to broome no wheel chair access was provided

SYD
LST
Excellent 9.0

Pros: First time trying the new inflight Wifi - great!

Tue., 1 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Fri., 4 Jan.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Trip: 4 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
MEL
SYD
Good 6.6

Pros: We enjoyed our low cost flight with Jetstar. Check in was quick and easy. Boarding was also. We didn't purchase any food or entertainment which is why I gave each of those categories 1 star (there's no N/A or doesn't apply-type option).

Cons: Seats on Jetstar are a bit uncomfortable but for a short flight, it doesn't matter as much. Also, the luggage went to the wrong carousel for many folks on our flight.

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: For some reason my bags were not checked all the way to the final destination, which caused problems later

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Domestic flight, no entertainment on board staff just, can't even get a glass of water,

DPS
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing, would not fly with jetstar again

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good price, nice flight.

Cons: Waited a very long time to get off the plane & be shuttled to the terminal - 20-30 minutes. Flight attendants shouldn't have to go all the way up front or to the back to bring me a cup of tap water. They could have a pitcher or bottle handy for those not purchasing drinks or food.

Tue., 1 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Sun., 6 Jan.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 20m
Trip: 6 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Domestic flight, no entertainment on board staff just, can't even get a glass of water,

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good price, nice flight.

Cons: Waited a very long time to get off the plane & be shuttled to the terminal - 20-30 minutes. Flight attendants shouldn't have to go all the way up front or to the back to bring me a cup of tap water. They could have a pitcher or bottle handy for those not purchasing drinks or food.

MEL
SYD
Good 6.6

Pros: We enjoyed our low cost flight with Jetstar. Check in was quick and easy. Boarding was also. We didn't purchase any food or entertainment which is why I gave each of those categories 1 star (there's no N/A or doesn't apply-type option).

Cons: Seats on Jetstar are a bit uncomfortable but for a short flight, it doesn't matter as much. Also, the luggage went to the wrong carousel for many folks on our flight.

AYQ
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: City of Yulara had a city wide communications failure. Other airlines had backup plans to get passengers out with a manual procedure. Jetstar didn't have a manual process and failed to get us on the plane. I missed my connection and they didn't help with my lost ticket. I ended up buying a new international ticket.

SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s okay

Wed., 2 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
5h 20m
Sat., 5 Jan.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 10m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.0 OK
Based on 2 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plane was really spacious. Lots of legroom. Service was great. Wifi was great. At one point it stopped working but I got on chat and they worked it out quickly.

Cons: Nothing

SYD
TSV
OK 4.0

Pros: Staff

Cons: Delayed flight VA1519 Sydney to Townsville. Received sms that new flight is 2pm Received email that new flight is 3pm Called virgin who guaranteed me it’s 3pm so I asked for that in writing...no was the answer Asked to speak to mgr, same lady came back to now “guarantee “ it’s 2pm. Spoke to mgr this time guaranteed 2pm and Will email in half hour (I’ll be boarding by then ! Sorry best I can do but you are now in seat 3a economy x. Asked for complaint to be lodged, unsure if she did? At virgin check in no details of everything above. Showed lady two conflicting msgs from virgin and the above so she put me in 3a... I could have been there at 3pm if I didn’t ask for it in writing. That potentially could have cost me upwards of a grand if I had to stay another night in Sydney and another ticket... not happy!!!

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight attendants Movie selections Food All Great!!!!!

Cons: One and a half hour delay

CBR
SYD
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Great, love the ATRs

PER
BME
OK 5.6

Pros: Delhi to Singapore all Gud . Singapore’s to Perth all Gud but after Perth to broome no wheel chair access was provided

Tue., 1 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Sat., 5 Jan.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Trip: 5 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s okay

SYD
TSV
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Captain kept on saying enjoy your flight when he’s 3.5hrs late. What planet did he think he’s from with children going back to school 2-m. And the check in girl telling me she’s done a G8 thing putting m on & I together 2 rows from the back (originally in 11C & 22B) when she’s put us in the very LAST row

AYQ
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: City of Yulara had a city wide communications failure. Other airlines had backup plans to get passengers out with a manual procedure. Jetstar didn't have a manual process and failed to get us on the plane. I missed my connection and they didn't help with my lost ticket. I ended up buying a new international ticket.

AKL
ZQN
OK 4.0

Pros: Cheap.

Cons: No free checked bags. No free drinks - not even water. Limited weight for carryon bags. Choosing a seat costs extra money.

PER
DPS
Good 6.6

Pros: Quick boarding, friendly staff

Cons: No TVs very basic.

Thu., 3 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Fri., 4 Jan.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Trip: 2 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s okay

SYD
TSV
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Captain kept on saying enjoy your flight when he’s 3.5hrs late. What planet did he think he’s from with children going back to school 2-m. And the check in girl telling me she’s done a G8 thing putting m on & I together 2 rows from the back (originally in 11C & 22B) when she’s put us in the very LAST row

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Domestic flight, no entertainment on board staff just, can't even get a glass of water,

DPS
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing, would not fly with jetstar again

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good price, nice flight.

Cons: Waited a very long time to get off the plane & be shuttled to the terminal - 20-30 minutes. Flight attendants shouldn't have to go all the way up front or to the back to bring me a cup of tap water. They could have a pitcher or bottle handy for those not purchasing drinks or food.

Sat., 15 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Sat., 22 Dec.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Trip: 8 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
MEL
LST
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight delayed by almost an hour.

MEL
SYD
Good 6.6

Pros: We enjoyed our low cost flight with Jetstar. Check in was quick and easy. Boarding was also. We didn't purchase any food or entertainment which is why I gave each of those categories 1 star (there's no N/A or doesn't apply-type option).

Cons: Seats on Jetstar are a bit uncomfortable but for a short flight, it doesn't matter as much. Also, the luggage went to the wrong carousel for many folks on our flight.

AYQ
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: food

Cons: delay

PER
DPS
Good 6.6

Pros: Quick boarding, friendly staff

Cons: No TVs very basic.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good price, nice flight.

Cons: Waited a very long time to get off the plane & be shuttled to the terminal - 20-30 minutes. Flight attendants shouldn't have to go all the way up front or to the back to bring me a cup of tap water. They could have a pitcher or bottle handy for those not purchasing drinks or food.

Wed., 2 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Fri., 4 Jan.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Trip: 3 days
6.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.0 Good
Based on 3 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
PER
DPS
Good 6.6

Pros: Quick boarding, friendly staff

Cons: No TVs very basic.

SYD
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good price, nice flight.

Cons: Waited a very long time to get off the plane & be shuttled to the terminal - 20-30 minutes. Flight attendants shouldn't have to go all the way up front or to the back to bring me a cup of tap water. They could have a pitcher or bottle handy for those not purchasing drinks or food.

DPS
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing, would not fly with jetstar again

AYQ
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: City of Yulara had a city wide communications failure. Other airlines had backup plans to get passengers out with a manual procedure. Jetstar didn't have a manual process and failed to get us on the plane. I missed my connection and they didn't help with my lost ticket. I ended up buying a new international ticket.

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Cons: For some reason my bags were not checked all the way to the final destination, which caused problems later

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