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Information for flights to Sydney from Townsville

Avg. flight duration 2h 41m
Flights arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flights depart from Townsville
Flight price $278
Distance 1,690 km
Airlines Jetstar, Virgin Australia

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Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average price:
$275
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$221
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Townsville to Sydney

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $220 or less.
The cheapest flight from Townsville to Sydney was found, on average, 79 days before departure.
Book at least 7 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 32% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to Sydney from Townsville

How long does a flight from Townsville to Sydney take?
An average non-stop flight takes 2h 30m, covering a distance of 1690 km.
How many flights are there between Townsville and Sydney?
There are 44 (non-stop) flights between Townsville and Sydney per week, averaging 6 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Townsville to Sydney?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($278) and Virgin Australia ($370)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Townsville and Sydney?
Hong Kong Airlines (1 times daily), Etihad Airways (1 times daily), Virgin Australia (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Townsville to Sydney?
For Townsville to Sydney, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Townsville, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Townsville to Sydney?
When flying out of Townsville you will be using Townsville, often referred to as Townsville Airport. You will be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith, also known as Sydney Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Townsville
$278
only
$278
Destination
Sydney
$278
only
$278
Fri., 5 Apr.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Mon., 8 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 45m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
ZQN
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: The queue at the Queenstown airport was an hour long to be processed. Many more people were behind us and an agent at the counter left with many standing in the queue behind. Too long of s wait!

SYD
CNS
Good 6.3

Pros: After we finally got checked in after standing in line (1.5hrs), due to the previous night's storms (& finally had to argue with staff, after they had already announced final check in)- everything else went off without a hitch. The flight operated- a plus when compared to my two previous JetStar bookings.

Cons: I organization of staff who had told us at "we would be fine" in the line we were in- only to be hurried to the "final check in desk" and have the staff there tell us to get back in line.

SYD
CNS
OK 4.0

Cons: We had a row of drunk boys directly behind us. They drank non-stop, were extremely noisy and obnoxious - standing in the aisles, shaking seats, and yelling/singing non-stop. Worst flight I have been on this year as the crew did nothing to address this issue despite numerous complaints. P

AVV
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: N/A

AKL
CHC
OK 4.5

Pros: The seat was extraordinarily uncomfortable.

Cons: Seat spacing was the worst ever. Aisle very narrow.

Tue., 19 Mar.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Tue., 26 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 45m
Trip: 8 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CBR
SYD
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Great, love the ATRs

SYD
DPS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food was super tasty and we were well looked after with refreshments

Cons: Lost one of our bags on the connecting flight. One of our bags were left at Sydney Airport and didn't get to us until 4 days later. Lucky we had travel insurance.

LAX
BNE
Good 6.0

Pros: They got me safely from lax to Brisbane.

Cons: A number of issues. Check in desk was seriously understaffed. No alcohol included with dinner in economy class. Vegan dinner consisted of boiled vegetables and rice. Seat was expectedly uncomfortable.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable seats, enough leg room, great staff

Cons: Rude loud family 3 rows back, kids noisy all night, parents talking above them

BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plenty of empty seats on the plane

Thu., 4 Apr.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Sun., 7 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 45m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
OK 5.6

Pros: The seats are big

Cons: You have to pay for food and drinks- nothing for free Boarding was chaos- no organization- just everyone pushing their way on. Worried about security as no one at any point checked my ID or passport Line up for baggage drop off took half an hour- they need more staff working

HNL
MEL
Good 7.3

Pros: Base price for flight was insanely cheap, booked six months in advance.

Cons: Drastically different bag weight requirements than my connecting flight meant I had to shuffle everything around to meet the carry-on limits, then pay $100+ as my check bag went up two levels. Even anticipating this, it still cost double what I was expecting; must have been the difference between advance payment and day-of rates, but the degree of difference in cost left me feeling swindled.

CHC
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Comfortable seats

Cons: Poor communication of crew memebers when dropping off bags, not consistent with charges of luggage, not helpful in alternative solutions, would allow some passengers with same size/weight of luggage through with no charge, versus charging ridiculous prices for others

ZQN
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: The queue at the Queenstown airport was an hour long to be processed. Many more people were behind us and an agent at the counter left with many standing in the queue behind. Too long of s wait!

MEL
LST
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight delayed by almost an hour.

Tue., 2 Apr.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Thu., 4 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 45m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
SYD
OK 5.6

Pros: The seats are big

Cons: You have to pay for food and drinks- nothing for free Boarding was chaos- no organization- just everyone pushing their way on. Worried about security as no one at any point checked my ID or passport Line up for baggage drop off took half an hour- they need more staff working

CHC
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: We arrived to the airport 2.5 hours early which was too soon to check in. Instead of making us wait, the Jetstar attendant offered us an earlier flight. Very accommodating and thoughtful! Thanks so much Jetstar!

Cons: N/A

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.

CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: Jetstart didn't serve us a glass of water on flight and the crewes were not kind. They charged $60 for a carry-on-bag. I think the fare is very expensive.

DPS
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: Yet another holding pattern over Melbourne which seems to always happen with jet star

Fri., 5 Apr.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Sun., 7 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 45m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew were amazing and the seats were super comfy. The Captain was very smooth on take off and touch down, he was also very informative during the flight.

MEL
AKL
OK 5.2

Cons: Over all it's ok good

DPS
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: Yet another holding pattern over Melbourne which seems to always happen with jet star

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent. I arrived early and Jetstar accomodated me with getting an earlier flight.

SYD
CNS
Good 6.3

Pros: After we finally got checked in after standing in line (1.5hrs), due to the previous night's storms (& finally had to argue with staff, after they had already announced final check in)- everything else went off without a hitch. The flight operated- a plus when compared to my two previous JetStar bookings.

Cons: I organization of staff who had told us at "we would be fine" in the line we were in- only to be hurried to the "final check in desk" and have the staff there tell us to get back in line.

Thu., 18 Apr.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 30m
Sun., 28 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 45m
Trip: 11 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SIN
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: Seats were very tight

BNE
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: My window seat didn’t have a window so was very squashed and felt claustrophobic

CBR
SYD
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Great, love the ATRs

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seats were very comfortable and afforded plenty of leg room. I would recommend Virgin Australia

ADL
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack...

Mon., 25 Feb.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Tue., 26 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
5h 10m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
CNS
OK 4.0

Cons: We had a row of drunk boys directly behind us. They drank non-stop, were extremely noisy and obnoxious - standing in the aisles, shaking seats, and yelling/singing non-stop. Worst flight I have been on this year as the crew did nothing to address this issue despite numerous complaints. P

MEL
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Late

ZQN
AKL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Arbitrary singling out of passengers for baggage weight violations when majority of carry-on bags weren't to regulation for most passengers. Exorbitant fees for checking bags at gate.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: Efficient boarding

Cons: The flight was nearly 40 mins late

ZQN
AKL
OK 4.5

Pros: Good ticket price.

Cons: They charge $60 per checked bag at check-in, and weight limits on carry-on luggage are unreasonably low.

Fri., 19 Apr.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Sun., 28 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 45m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
BNE
SYD
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: We were delayed for 2 hours and 20 minutes flew into a storm, circulated in circles in the air for 30 mins, landed and had to wait for 3 HOURS inside the play due to lightning. If we left on time this would not have happened. Wort 12 hours of my life ever spent in an airport/plane. WILL NEVER FLY JETSTAR EVER AGAIN!!!

ZQN
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: The queue at the Queenstown airport was an hour long to be processed. Many more people were behind us and an agent at the counter left with many standing in the queue behind. Too long of s wait!

DPS
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: Yet another holding pattern over Melbourne which seems to always happen with jet star

NRT
OOL
OK 4.8

Cons: I learned that JetStar was the cheapest option for a reason. Check-in at Narita was a nightmare. Without any luggage to check it was over 1.5 hour wait just to check in.

AVV
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: N/A

Fri., 22 Feb.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23h 25m
Sun., 24 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Trip: 3 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
BNE
Good 7.0

Pros: I loved my seat that I paid extra for, that is until they moved two big men next to me.

Cons: Leave the seating the way it was.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

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

Cons: One and a half hour delay

LAX
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Delayed Food Chair

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy service. Very friendly and polite.

Cons: None

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Departure was on time (only fifteen minutes late).

Cons: Check-in was a shambles, long lines for bag-drop, despite having booked several months in advance my partner and I could not sit together, the flight and landing was particularly rough, no crew announcements, and our arrival airport was chaotic with no signs indicating which baggage carousel to use for baggage collection. It took us nearly 3 hours to collect luggage and depart the airport.

Sat., 20 Apr.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Sun., 28 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 45m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 8 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
DPS
SIN
Good 7.0

Cons: Baggage fees. Website. I tried for days to prebook bags. It kept coming g back with msg. Session expired. Go back. I did this several times finally gave up. Cost me $100 at airport. I had flown Virgin three days before and had baggage included. Wil fly them or Quantas next time.

MEL
BNE
OK 4.0

Pros: unexpectedly about an hour into the flight an announcement came over the loudspeaker. It was something like this : Attention Attention please pull on your oxygen mask when it drops and place it firmly over your mouth and breathe calmly. I was shocked and everyone that I could see looked shocked. Then nothing. It was the announcement that you never want to hear when on an aeroplane. About 5-10 minutes later another announcement that it was an error and a wrong button had been pushed. It certainly was the wrong button to push.

OOL
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: New and clean aircraft Great staff/crew

SYD
AYQ
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Previous review is for Sydney to yulara. Flight from Christchurch to Sydney was very smooth and no problems at all

SYD
MEL
Good 6.3

Pros: Efficient boarding

Cons: The flight was nearly 40 mins late

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