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Information for flights to Sydney from Townsville

Avg. flight duration 2h 39m
Flights arrive in Sydney
Flights depart from Townsville
Flight price $219
Distance 1,690 km
Airlines Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways

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High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average price:
$294
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$247
or less (return)

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How long does a flight from Townsville to Sydney take?
The average direct flight takes 2h 35m, covering a distance of 1690 km.
How many flights are there between Townsville and Sydney?
There are 74 (direct) flights between Townsville and Sydney per week, averaging 11 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 ($219), Virgin Australia ($282) and Qantas Airways ($478).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Townsville and Sydney?
Etihad Airways (1 times daily), Qantas Airways (1 times daily), Jetstar (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 Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney back to Townsville, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday 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
$219
only
$219
Destination
Sydney
$219
only
$219
Fri., 21 Feb.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Sun., 1 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Trip: 10 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
HBA
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Yes crew amazing and seats comfortable

Cons: Try keeping to scheduled time.

SYD
NAN
Good 6.0

Pros: Left on time, arrived 10 min early

Cons: No hot food, limited selection.....which ran out quickly

AYQ
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: In time take off. Early landing. Comfy seat

Cons: Nothing

BNE
AYQ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nothing special. Just ok. Crew friendly.

Cons: Flight delayed by one hour. Seats pretty well worn. Hard on the derrière.

SYD
HNL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Crew was fine. Boarding was efficient.

Cons: I hate their baggage policy! I prepaid for bags and then got charged another $187USD for a small carry on. This is a horrible airline if you pack any luggage at all.

Thu., 5 Mar.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Fri., 6 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Trip: 2 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: The food was very good and It felt spacious for economy class.

Cons: The flight attendants on Virgin seemed very crabby. It would of been nice for them to smile once in a while and give eye contact.

MEL
SYD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew was friendly and helpful

Cons: Food wasn’t the best... no water bottles provided... chronically thirsty on that flight.

SYD
ADL
Good 7.2

Pros: All the basics were good- comfort, service, and the flight itself.

Cons: The fight was significantly delayed due to weather, which is not their fault, but they did not update us or the departure time toward the end, which they clearly knew and didn't communicate that it would be further delayed. They forgot cups for tea and coffee, so we only had water or juice.

OOL
CBR
Good 6.0

Pros: Safe trip

Cons: Better food and choice of drinks

SYD
PER
Good 6.6

Pros: Plane seats are ok - a bit annoying that there is no on board entertainment and you have to use your own phone etc. The butter chicken was edible.

Cons: It'd be better if there were a selection of direct flights to Canberra. It's quicker to fly to Bali! We spent over 8 hours including wait time to travel from Canberra to Perth - via Sydney. No bag drop in Canberra - that was a surprise.

Fri., 27 Dec.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
9h 55m
Tue., 7 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
10h 25m
Trip: 12 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,754 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
BNE
Okay 5.6

Cons: Qantas is always delayed leaving

SYD
SCL
Good 7.3

Pros: Food

Cons: Entertainment screen is too small, and touch panel reaction is so late.

SYD
BKK
Okay 4.3

Pros: Crew were nice and entertainment was ok.

Cons: Flight was 1hr 40 minutes late and had to catch a bus to the end of the airport to even board. As well as shared terminal gates...

SYD
DFW
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Crew were excellent

Cons: The entertainment screen was hard to interact with.

AMS
DXB
Good 7.3

Pros: The crews were very polite and efficient.

Cons: The seats were excellent, but the storage and configuration below the Airbus equivalents.

Fri., 24 Jan.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Mon., 27 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Trip: 4 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AKL
NSN
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Getting there safe and on time .

Cons: Owning my own plane and skip security .

LST
MEL
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: late flights. Poor communication.

TSV
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Price. Ease of boarding. Crew.

Cons: Fees for everything. Even water.

OOL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was wider than I expected.

Cons: Old.

MEL
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were awesome.

Cons: Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee

Wed., 18 Dec.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7h 45m
Fri., 17 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
5h 15m
Trip: 31 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CHC
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Wifi

Cons: Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern

DRW
BNE
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew was great.

Cons: Boarding was a little disorganised, the distance between seats is too small, and the food could’ve been better.

CNS
BNE
Good 6.5

Cons: It would have been a normal trip but we were delayed about an hour in Cairns because the passenger count didn’t add up to what the computer said. This made it very tight to catch our next flight. Barely had time to use the bathroom.

MEL
SYD
Good 6.8

Cons: Flight was delayed an hour and boarding was slow due to only using one aircraft door.

ADL
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Despite the delay, bording was quick and efficient, crew were welcoming

Tue., 19 Nov.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Wed., 20 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Trip: 2 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
OOL
CBR
Good 6.0

Pros: Safe trip

Cons: Better food and choice of drinks

MEL
CHC
Okay 4.4

Pros: Flight attendants were friendly and responsive.

Cons: 1. Better seats than mine flew empty, while I sat wedged in a full row, behind a wailing infant and ahead of a kicking toddler. 2. The meal choice was between a rice bowl and a salad, both served bereft of any sides, bread, or dessert. 3. We were late again, although not so badly as last time.

SYD
LAX
Okay 4.3

Cons: Food was not good and was insufficient.

MEL
SYD
Good 6.3

Cons: Lounge is disorganised with bad coffee

ADL
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Boarding and flight time

Cons: Lounges were dirty

Fri., 29 Nov.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Wed., 4 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Trip: 6 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
MEL
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were awesome.

Cons: Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee

BNE
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: nothing

Cons: getting out on time, complimentary food.

AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Absolutely nothing

Cons: Just about everything this poor excuse of an airline needed to be better. Not only did they rob me at the check in desk of $210, there was also an extremely loud alarm coming from the exit door of the plane the crew couldn't fix. I was sitting right next to it for an hour and had to plug my ears to avoid hearing damage. This was the worst flight I've ever been on, and I've flown hundreds of times

PER
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Everything.

WLG
AKL
Good 6.0

Pros: It was OK

Cons: It would of been nice to know why we were delayed.

Tue., 19 Nov.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Fri., 22 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 40m
Trip: 4 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable economy class, food throughout the flight.

ADL
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Boarding and flight time

Cons: Lounges were dirty

AYQ
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Need better food.

BNE
DPS
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Baggage allowance is good and cause of choice this airline but bad staff specially the check in

Cons: I hate the ground crew.. with bad behavior and uncooperative- plane no entertainment.. you must used app with your telephone

CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew were great - some in cabin entertainment would have been great. Or since it was available for phone this should have been explained.

Cons: Allow power outlets for the mobile phones if movies were accessible

Sat., 30 Nov.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 35m
Tue., 3 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
5h 20m
Trip: 4 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
SYD
MEL
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Delayed so long.

DPS
PER
Good 6.8

Pros: crew was helpfull

Cons: me and my partner should have been seated together

HBA
MEL
Good 7.2

Pros: It was a routine flight experience

Cons: The flight was half an hour late arriving

HNL
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Much better than any airline in the states.

Cons: A few more trash pickups from the crew. I had a few times I was left holding trash.

BNE
AYQ
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nothing special. Just ok. Crew friendly.

Cons: Flight delayed by one hour. Seats pretty well worn. Hard on the derrière.

Tue., 19 Nov.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Thu., 21 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
12h 10m
Trip: 3 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
OOL
AKL
Good 6.8

Pros: Crew were very attentive and polite. Better than Singapore or Air NZ.

Cons: Self check in was chaos. Labeling suitcases was difficult to do yourself and many needed help. If you didn't follow instructions to the letter the auto reader didn't work. Many were very frustrated including Virgin staff who were clearly run off their feet trying to cope. Scrap the system .

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Excellent service

PER
PHE
Good 6.0

Pros: Crapped seats too close. Seat belts too short.

BNE
MKY
Excellent 10.0

Pros: After travelling 24 hours straight the seats were super comfortable and staff super friendly xxx

PER
KGI
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Extra legroom (economy x) was well worth it as I had knee surgery the day prior. Ground staff and crew very helpful assisting me as I was on crutches. Excellent service.

Thu., 12 Dec.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
10h 10m
Sun., 5 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
13h 05m
Trip: 25 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Okay 4.3

Cons: Food was not good and was insufficient.

AYQ
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Need better food.

SYD
OOL
Okay 4.6

Cons: Quality of snacks Quality of in flight entertainment still very poor

ADL
BNE
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Seats recline far, great for sleeping. Crew members very helpful and cheery. Food was surprisingly good.

Cons: There was no option through Kayak to choose a meal option, but the standard meals were ok so wasnt the end of the world.

CHC
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Wifi

Cons: Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern

Wed., 25 Dec.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Sat., 28 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
2h 45m
Trip: 4 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CBR
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: It's only an hour flight. Crew are fine.

Cons: Small plane - seats are small but nothing unexpected.

SYD
PER
Good 6.3

Pros: No power at the seats USB or otherwise

PER
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats were comfy

Cons: Food was the worst I have ever been offered on a flight

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Good seat on Virgin VA1 51H and lucky for me there's no one seated beside me I had two seats all to myself. They run out of chicken and had to settle for vege curry which was ok. Purchased the wifi the entire flight which was awesome.

BNE
HBA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew ans eat was both good

Cons: on time flight, food selection

Sun., 24 Nov.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2h 40m
Tue., 26 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
4h 50m
Trip: 3 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
HBA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew ans eat was both good

Cons: on time flight, food selection

HBA
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew were ver friendly

Cons: Late departure?

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: No problem apart from left a tad late

Cons: Na

BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable economy class, food throughout the flight.

CHC
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Wifi

Cons: Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern

Fri., 27 Dec.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18h 45m
Tue., 31 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
4h 50m
Trip: 5 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
PER
ADL
Excellent 9.6

Cons: great water service

BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable economy class, food throughout the flight.

MEL
SYD
Good 6.8

Cons: Flight was delayed an hour and boarding was slow due to only using one aircraft door.

MEL
SYD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew was friendly and helpful

Cons: Food wasn’t the best... no water bottles provided... chronically thirsty on that flight.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew were great - some in cabin entertainment would have been great. Or since it was available for phone this should have been explained.

Cons: Allow power outlets for the mobile phones if movies were accessible

Sat., 14 Dec.
TSV
Townsville
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
5h 10m
Sat., 21 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
TSV
Townsville
15h 55m
Trip: 8 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
PER
Good 6.3

Pros: No power at the seats USB or otherwise

SYD
ADL
Good 7.2

Pros: All the basics were good- comfort, service, and the flight itself.

Cons: The fight was significantly delayed due to weather, which is not their fault, but they did not update us or the departure time toward the end, which they clearly knew and didn't communicate that it would be further delayed. They forgot cups for tea and coffee, so we only had water or juice.

SYD
LAX
Okay 4.3

Cons: Food was not good and was insufficient.

PER
PHE
Good 6.0

Pros: Crapped seats too close. Seat belts too short.

CHC
MEL
Okay 5.3

Pros: Wifi

Cons: Plane was too hot near the end during a holding pattern

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