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 354.7 AUD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Darwin 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A15 3 km, 02 min
Woolner 3 km 0:02 02 min 0.1 L
A15 24 km, 16 min
Howard Springs 27 km 0:19 19 min 2.1 L
1 8 km, 05 min
Humpty Doo 36 km 0:24 24 min 2.6 L
1 185 km, 2 h 04 min
Pine Creek 221 km 2:29 2 h 29 min 16.9 L
1 94 km, 1 h 03 min
Katherine 315 km 3:32 3 h 32 min 24.9 L
1 421 km, 4 h 43 min
Elliott 736 km 8:16 8 h 16 min 58.5 L
87 66 867 km, 9 h 40 min
Mount Isa 1,603 km 17:56 17 h 56 min 127.3 L
A2 A6 774 km, 8 h 40 min
Charters Towers 2,376 km 26:37 26 h 37 min 189.1 L
A6 128 km, 1 h 28 min
Townsville 2,505 km 28:06 28 h 06 min 200.2 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Darwin 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A15 3 km, 02 min
Woolner 3 km 0:02 02 min 0.1 L
A15 19 km, 12 min
Palmerston Indigenous Village 22 km 0:15 15 min 1.6 L
1 5 km, 03 min
Howard Springs 27 km 0:19 19 min 2.1 L
1 8 km, 05 min
Humpty Doo 36 km 0:24 24 min 2.6 L
1 6 km, 03 min
Noonamah 42 km 0:28 28 min 3.2 L
1 5 km, 03 min
Livingstone 47 km 0:32 32 min 3.4 L
1 66 km, 44 min
Adelaide River 113 km 1:16 1 h 16 min 8.9 L
1 108 km, 1 h 12 min
Pine Creek 221 km 2:29 2 h 29 min 16.9 L
1 94 km, 1 h 03 min
Katherine 315 km 3:32 3 h 32 min 24.9 L
1 108 km, 1 h 12 min
Mataranka 422 km 4:45 4 h 45 min 33.7 L
1 75 km, 50 min
Larrimah 497 km 5:35 5 h 35 min 39.7 L
1 87 239 km, 2 h 40 min
Elliott 736 km 8:16 8 h 16 min 58.5 L
87 415 km, 4 h 37 min
Barkly Homestead 1,151 km 12:53 12 h 53 min 92.0 L
66 191 km, 2 h 07 min
Avon Downs 1,342 km 15:00 15 h 00 min 107.3 L
66 69 km, 46 min
Camooweal 1,411 km 15:47 15 h 47 min 112.8 L
A2 192 km, 2 h 09 min
Mount Isa 1,603 km 17:56 17 h 56 min 127.3 L
A2 83 47 km, 32 min
Mary Kathleen 1,650 km 18:29 18 h 29 min 131.3 L
83 67 km, 45 min
Cloncurry 1,717 km 19:14 19 h 14 min 136.8 L
A2 A6 146 km, 1 h 38 min
Julia Creek 1,863 km 20:52 20 h 52 min 148.3 L
A6 58 km, 38 min
Nelia 1,921 km 21:31 21 h 31 min 152.1 L
A6 86 km, 57 min
Richmond 2,008 km 22:29 22 h 29 min 155.3 L
A6 112 km, 1 h 15 min
Hughenden 2,120 km 23:45 23 h 45 min 166.0 L
A6 46 km, 30 min
Prairie 2,166 km 24:15 24 h 15 min 173.2 L
A6 32 km, 21 min
Torrens Creek 2,197 km 24:36 24 h 36 min 173.3 L
A6 66 km, 43 min
Pentland 2,263 km 25:20 25 h 20 min 180.3 L
A6 114 km, 1 h 16 min
Charters Towers 2,376 km 26:36 26 h 36 min 189.1 L
A6 83 km, 55 min
Woodstock 2,459 km 27:32 27 h 32 min 196.4 L
A6 33 km, 22 min
Stuart 2,493 km 27:55 27 h 55 min 199.1 L
A6 14 12 km, 10 min
Townsville 2,505 km 28:05 28 h 05 min 200.2 L

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Fuel cost: 354.7 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,505 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.77 AUD / L)

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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 great-circle 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 OH-6 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 north-west 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
The distance between Darwin and Townsville is ranked 31st in the ranking popularity.
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