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 301.6 AUD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Yarralumla 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
3 km, 02 min
South Canberra 3 km 0:02 02 min 0.2 L
A23 4 km, 04 min
North Canberra 7 km 0:06 06 min 0.3 L
A23 5 km, 04 min
Kaleen 12 km 0:11 11 min 0.9 L
A25 2 km, 01 min
Giralang 15 km 0:13 13 min 1.1 L
A25 30 km, 20 min
Murrumbateman 44 km 0:33 33 min 2.8 L
A25 20 km, 12 min
Yass 64 km 0:46 46 min 4.5 L
M31 B81 332 km, 3 h 50 min
Dubbo 396 km 4:36 4 h 36 min 30.7 L
A32 A7 1,651 km, 18 h 38 min
Charters Towers 2,047 km 23:14 23 h 14 min 162.5 L
A6 132 km, 1 h 31 min
Townsville 2,179 km 24:45 24 h 45 min 174.1 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Yarralumla 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
3 km, 02 min
South Canberra 3 km 0:02 02 min 0.2 L
A23 4 km, 04 min
North Canberra 7 km 0:06 06 min 0.3 L
A23 5 km, 04 min
Kaleen 12 km 0:11 11 min 0.9 L
A25 2 km, 01 min
Giralang 15 km 0:13 13 min 1.1 L
A25 5 km, 03 min
Hall 20 km 0:16 16 min 1.5 L
A25 25 km, 16 min
Murrumbateman 44 km 0:33 33 min 2.8 L
A25 20 km, 12 min
Yass 64 km 0:45 45 min 4.5 L
M31 B81 53 km, 34 min
Boorowa 117 km 1:20 1 h 20 min 7.6 L
B81 63 km, 43 min
Cowra 180 km 2:03 2 h 03 min 13.2 L
B81 44 km, 30 min
Canowindra 224 km 2:34 2 h 34 min 15.6 L
B81 36 km, 25 min
Cudal 260 km 2:59 2 h 59 min 20.2 L
B81 23 km, 16 min
Molong 283 km 3:16 3 h 16 min 21.4 L
B81 A32 16 km, 11 min
Larras Lee 299 km 3:27 3 h 27 min 23.8 L
A32 36 km, 24 min
Neurea 335 km 3:51 3 h 51 min 26.6 L
A32 14 km, 10 min
Wellington 349 km 4:01 4 h 01 min 27.6 L
A32 5 km, 04 min
Montefiores 355 km 4:06 4 h 06 min 28.3 L
A32 19 km, 13 min
Geurie 374 km 4:19 4 h 19 min 29.7 L
A32 7 km, 05 min
Wongarbon 381 km 4:25 4 h 25 min 30.3 L
A32 15 km, 10 min
Dubbo 396 km 4:35 4 h 35 min 30.7 L
A32 A39 14 km, 10 min
Brocklehurst 410 km 4:46 4 h 46 min 32.7 L
A39 29 km, 19 min
Eumungerie 438 km 5:05 5 h 05 min 34.7 L
A39 36 km, 24 min
Gilgandra 474 km 5:29 5 h 29 min 35.4 L
B55 43 km, 29 min
Gulargambone 518 km 5:59 5 h 59 min 41.3 L
B55 48 km, 33 min
Coonamble 565 km 6:32 6 h 32 min 42.2 L
B55 104 km, 1 h 10 min
Walgett 669 km 7:43 7 h 43 min 48.3 L
B55 86 km, 58 min
Lightning Ridge 756 km 8:41 8 h 41 min 58.8 L
B55 59 km, 39 min
Hebel 814 km 9:21 9 h 21 min 65.1 L
A55 70 km, 46 min
Dirranbandi 884 km 10:08 10 h 08 min 67.5 L
A55 93 km, 1 h 01 min
St George 977 km 11:09 11 h 09 min 78.1 L
A55 117 km, 1 h 18 min
Surat 1,094 km 12:28 12 h 28 min 85.5 L
A55 71 km, 49 min
Roma 1,165 km 13:17 13 h 17 min 92.9 L
A7 262 km, 2 h 57 min
Rolleston 1,427 km 16:14 16 h 14 min 113.4 L
A7 74 km, 50 min
Springsure 1,501 km 17:05 17 h 05 min 118.9 L
A7 64 km, 44 min
Emerald 1,566 km 17:49 17 h 49 min 124.8 L
A7 38 km, 26 min
Capella 1,603 km 18:16 18 h 16 min 125.7 L
A7 66 km, 44 min
Clermont 1,669 km 19:00 19 h 00 min 133.2 L
A7 104 km, 1 h 09 min
Frankfield 1,773 km 20:10 20 h 10 min 136.1 L
A7 275 km, 3 h 03 min
Charters Towers 2,047 km 23:13 23 h 13 min 162.5 L
A6 86 km, 58 min
Woodstock 2,133 km 24:11 24 h 11 min 170.3 L
A6 33 km, 22 min
Stuart 2,167 km 24:34 24 h 34 min 173.0 L
A6 14 12 km, 10 min
Townsville 2,179 km 24:44 24 h 44 min 174.1 L

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Canberra to Townsville?

Fuel cost: 301.6 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,179 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.73 AUD / L)

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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.

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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
The distance between Canberra and Townsville is ranked 1,193rd in the ranking popularity.
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