Distance between Perth and Townsville
The distance from Perth to Townsville is 4,908 kilometers by road including 6 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 55 hours and 30 minutes and goes through Port Augusta, Broken Hill, Charleville and Charters Towers.
Shortest distance by air  3,395 km ✈️ 
Car route length  4,908 km 🚗 
Driving time  55 h 30 min 
Fuel amount  392.6 L 
Fuel cost  691 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Perth  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
65 94 9 km, 08 min


Ascot  9 km  08 min  0.7 L  
94 5 km, 04 min


South Guildford  14 km  12 min  1.0 L  
94 8 km, 05 min


Greenmount  22 km  18 min  1.6 L  
94 5 km, 04 min


Glen Forrest  28 km  22 min  2.0 L  
94 A1 2,361 km, 26 h 26 min


Port Augusta  2,388 km  26 h 49 min  190.8 L  
A1 A32 428 km, 4 h 51 min


Broken Hill  2,816 km  31 h 41 min  220.1 L  
A32 1,054 km, 11 h 51 min


Charleville  3,870 km  43 h 32 min  307.1 L  
A2 910 km, 10 h 28 min


Charters Towers  4,780 km  54 h 01 min  381.4 L  
A6 128 km, 1 h 28 min


Townsville  4,908 km  55 h 30 min  392.4 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Perth to Townsville?
Fuel cost: 691 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 4,908 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.76 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Perth to Townsville?
Driving time: 55 h 30 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 4,492 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 49 h 54 min
 348 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 4 h 21 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 1 min
 32 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 31 min
 33 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 39 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Perth to Townsville by land?
The distance between Perth and Townsville is 4,908 km by road including 6 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Perth and Townsville respectively.
How far is Perth to Townsville by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Perth and Townsville is 3,395 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 Perth and Townsville respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Perth from Townsville by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 4 h 14 min to cover the distance of 3,395 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 15 h 25 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 Perth to Townsville?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 14 h 8 min to cover the distance of 3,395 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 16 h 10 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 Perth and Townsville?
The halfway point between Perth and Townsville is Wilmington. It is located about 12 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Wilmington to Perth is 2,442 km and driving will take about 27 h 25 min. The road between Wilmington and Townsville has length 2,466 km and will take approximately 28 h 4 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Perth in relation to Townsville?
Perth is located 3,395 km southwest of Townsville.
Perth has geographic coordinates: latitude 31.95271, longitude 115.86048.
Townsville has geographic coordinates: latitude 19.25694, longitude 146.82395.
Which highway goes from Perth to Townsville?
The route from Perth to Townsville follows A1, 1, A32, 94, A2, A71, A6, B87, B71, B56.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 19: 89 km
 B80: 12 km
 49: 4 km
 B82: 3 km
 8: 2 km
 3: 2 km