Distance between Brisbane and Townsville
The distance from Brisbane to Townsville is 1,357 kilometers by road including 146 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 15 hours and 38 minutes and goes through Gympie, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Windsor, Bald Hills, Griffin and Dakabin.
Shortest distance by air  1,111 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,357 km 🚗 
Driving time  15 h 38 min 
Fuel amount  108.6 L 
Fuel cost  182.4 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Brisbane  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
15 4 km, 03 min


Windsor  4 km  03 min  0.3 L  
M7 A3 15 km, 11 min


Bald Hills  19 km  15 min  1.5 L  
M3 M1 5 km, 03 min


Griffin  25 km  18 min  1.7 L  
M1 5 km, 03 min


Dakabin  30 km  21 min  2.2 L  
M1 9 km, 05 min


Burpengary East  39 km  27 min  3.0 L  
M1 131 km, 1 h 15 min


Gympie  170 km  1 h 43 min  12.9 L  
A1 81 km, 59 min


Maryborough  251 km  2 h 42 min  19.7 L  
A1 383 km, 4 h 28 min


Rockhampton  634 km  7 h 11 min  50.5 L  
A1 724 km, 8 h 26 min


Townsville  1,358 km  15 h 38 min  108.4 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Brisbane to Townsville?
Fuel cost: 182.4 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,357 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.68 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Brisbane to Townsville?
Driving time: 15 h 38 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 96 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 52 min
 42 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 25 min
 757 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 8 h 24 min
 422 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 5 h 16 min
 17 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 14 min
 15 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 14 min
 8 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 10 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Brisbane to Townsville by land?
The distance between Brisbane and Townsville is 1,357 km by road including 146 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Brisbane and Townsville respectively.
How far is Brisbane to Townsville by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Brisbane and Townsville is 1,111 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Brisbane and Townsville respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Brisbane from Townsville by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 23 min to cover the distance of 1,111 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 5 h 3 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Brisbane to Townsville?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 4 h 37 min to cover the distance of 1,111 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 5 h 17 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Brisbane and Townsville?
The halfway point between Brisbane and Townsville is Yaamba. It is located about 1 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Yaamba to Brisbane is 677 km and driving will take about 7 h 43 min. The road between Yaamba and Townsville has length 680 km and will take approximately 7 h 55 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Brisbane in relation to Townsville?
Brisbane is located 1,111 km southeast of Townsville.
Brisbane has geographic coordinates: latitude 27.46897, longitude 153.0235.
Townsville has geographic coordinates: latitude 19.25694, longitude 146.82395.
Which highway goes from Brisbane to Townsville?
The route from Brisbane to Townsville follows A1, M1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 64: 14 km
 A3: 9 km
 70: 6 km
 M3: 5 km
 M7: 4 km
 57: 2 km
 12: 2 km
 15: 1 km