Distance between Canberra and Townsville
The distance from Canberra to Townsville is 2,179 kilometers by road including 19 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 24 hours and 45 minutes and goes through Dubbo, Charters Towers, Yarralumla, South Canberra, Acton, North Canberra and City.
|Shortest distance by air||1,798 km ✈️|
|Car route length||2,179 km 🚗|
|Driving time||24 h 45 min|
|Fuel amount||174.3 L|
|Fuel cost||292.9 AUD|
|Yarralumla||0 km||00 min||0.0 L|
3 km, 02 min
|South Canberra||3 km||02 min||0.2 L|
A23 4 km, 04 min
|North Canberra||7 km||06 min||0.3 L|
A23 5 km, 04 min
|Kaleen||12 km||11 min||0.9 L|
A25 2 km, 01 min
|Giralang||15 km||13 min||1.1 L|
A25 30 km, 20 min
|Murrumbateman||44 km||33 min||2.8 L|
A25 20 km, 12 min
|Yass||64 km||46 min||4.5 L|
M31 B81 332 km, 3 h 50 min
|Dubbo||396 km||4 h 36 min||30.7 L|
A32 A7 1,651 km, 18 h 38 min
|Charters Towers||2,047 km||23 h 14 min||162.5 L|
A6 132 km, 1 h 31 min
|Townsville||2,179 km||24 h 45 min||174.1 L|
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Canberra to Townsville?
Fuel cost: 292.9 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,179 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 Canberra to Townsville?
Driving time: 24 h 45 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
- 19 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 10 min
- 1,980 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 22 h
- 120 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 29 min
- 6 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 4 min
- 27 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 26 min
- 28 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 33 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Canberra to Townsville by land?
The distance between Canberra and Townsville is 2,179 km by road including 19 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Canberra and Townsville respectively.
How far is Canberra to Townsville by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Canberra and Townsville is 1,798 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Canberra and Townsville respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Canberra from Townsville by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 14 min to cover the distance of 1,798 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 8 h 10 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 Canberra to Townsville?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 7 h 29 min to cover the distance of 1,798 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 8 h 33 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 Canberra and Townsville?
The halfway point between Canberra and Townsville is Surat. It is located about 4 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Surat to Canberra is 1,094 km and driving will take about 12 h 28 min. The road between Surat and Townsville has length 1,086 km and will take approximately 12 h 17 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Canberra in relation to Townsville?
Canberra is located 1,798 km south of Townsville.
Canberra has geographic coordinates: latitude -35.29759, longitude 149.10127.
Townsville has geographic coordinates: latitude -19.25694, longitude 146.82395.
Which highway goes from Canberra to Townsville?
The route from Canberra to Townsville follows A7, B55, A55, B81, A6, A32.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
- A39: 62 km
- A25: 53 km
- B76: 14 km
- M31: 10 km
- A23: 7 km
- A2: 6 km
- 49: 2 km
- A4: 2 km