Distance between Darwin and Townsville
The distance from Darwin to Townsville is 2,505 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 28 hours and 6 minutes and goes through Mount Isa, Charters Towers, Woolner, Howard Springs, Humpty Doo, Pine Creek and Katherine.
Shortest distance by air  1,868 km ✈️ 
Car route length  2,505 km 🚗 
Driving time  28 h 6 min 
Fuel amount  200.4 L 
Fuel cost  334.7 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Darwin  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A15 3 km, 02 min


Woolner  3 km  02 min  0.1 L  
A15 24 km, 16 min


Howard Springs  27 km  19 min  2.1 L  
1 8 km, 05 min


Humpty Doo  36 km  24 min  2.6 L  
1 185 km, 2 h 04 min


Pine Creek  221 km  2 h 29 min  16.9 L  
1 94 km, 1 h 03 min


Katherine  315 km  3 h 32 min  24.9 L  
1 421 km, 4 h 43 min


Elliott  736 km  8 h 16 min  58.5 L  
87 66 867 km, 9 h 40 min


Mount Isa  1,603 km  17 h 56 min  127.3 L  
A2 A6 774 km, 8 h 40 min


Charters Towers  2,376 km  26 h 37 min  189.1 L  
A6 128 km, 1 h 28 min


Townsville  2,505 km  28 h 06 min  200.2 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Darwin to Townsville?
Fuel cost: 334.7 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,505 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.67 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Darwin to Townsville?
Driving time: 28 h 6 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 2,415 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 26 h 50 min
 55 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 41 min
 3 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 2 min
 28 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 27 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 4 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Darwin to Townsville by land?
The distance between Darwin and Townsville is 2,505 km by road.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Darwin and Townsville respectively.
How far is Darwin to Townsville by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Darwin and Townsville is 1,868 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 Darwin and Townsville respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Darwin from Townsville by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 20 min to cover the distance of 1,868 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 8 h 29 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 Darwin to Townsville?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 7 h 47 min to cover the distance of 1,868 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 8 h 53 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 Darwin and Townsville?
The halfway point between Darwin and Townsville is Avon Downs. It is located about 89 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Avon Downs to Darwin is 1,342 km and driving will take about 15 h. The road between Avon Downs and Townsville has length 1,163 km and will take approximately 13 h 5 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Darwin in relation to Townsville?
Darwin is located 1,868 km northwest of Townsville.
Darwin has geographic coordinates: latitude 12.46044, longitude 130.84105.
Townsville has geographic coordinates: latitude 19.25694, longitude 146.82395.
Which highway goes from Darwin to Townsville?
The route from Darwin to Townsville follows A6, 1, 66, 87, A2, 83.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A15: 17 km
 84: 3 km