Distance between Preston and Townsville
The distance from Preston to Townsville is 2,588 kilometers by road including 148 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 29 hours and 17 minutes and goes through Dubbo, Charters Towers, Reservoir, Thomastown, Lalor, Epping and Craigieburn.
|Shortest distance by air||2,064 km ✈️|
|Car route length||2,588 km 🚗|
|Driving time||29 h 17 min|
|Fuel amount||207 L|
|Fuel cost||345.8 AUD|
|Preston||0 km||00 min||0.0 L|
29 4 km, 03 min
|Reservoir||4 km||03 min||0.1 L|
29 4 km, 02 min
|Thomastown||8 km||06 min||0.5 L|
M31 6 km, 03 min
|Epping||15 km||10 min||0.8 L|
M31 8 km, 04 min
|Craigieburn||23 km||15 min||1.7 L|
M31 6 km, 03 min
|Mickleham||28 km||18 min||1.9 L|
M31 13 km, 07 min
|Wallan||41 km||25 min||3.1 L|
M31 A39 758 km, 8 h 37 min
|Dubbo||799 km||9 h 03 min||62.5 L|
A39 A7 1,657 km, 18 h 42 min
|Charters Towers||2,456 km||27 h 45 min||195.2 L|
A6 132 km, 1 h 31 min
|Townsville||2,588 km||29 h 17 min||206.8 L|
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Preston to Townsville?
Fuel cost: 345.8 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,588 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 Preston to Townsville?
Driving time: 29 h 17 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
- 125 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 8 min
- 23 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 13 min
- 2,120 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 23 h 33 min
- 258 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 3 h 13 min
- 7 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 5 min
- 21 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 20 min
- 34 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 40 min
- 1 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Preston to Townsville by land?
The distance between Preston and Townsville is 2,588 km by road including 148 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Preston and Townsville respectively.
How far is Preston to Townsville by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Preston and Townsville is 2,064 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 Preston and Townsville respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Preston from Townsville by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 34 min to cover the distance of 2,064 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 9 h 22 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 Preston to Townsville?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 8 h 36 min to cover the distance of 2,064 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 9 h 49 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 Preston and Townsville?
The halfway point between Preston and Townsville is Dirranbandi. It is located about 1 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Dirranbandi to Preston is 1,293 km and driving will take about 14 h 39 min. The road between Dirranbandi and Townsville has length 1,295 km and will take approximately 14 h 37 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Preston in relation to Townsville?
Preston is located 2,064 km south of Townsville.
Preston has geographic coordinates: latitude -37.74187, longitude 145.00782.
Townsville has geographic coordinates: latitude -19.25694, longitude 146.82395.
Which highway goes from Preston to Townsville?
The route from Preston to Townsville follows A7, A39, B55, A55, A6.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
- M31: 87 km
- M39: 58 km
- B64: 37 km
- C363: 32 km
- C371: 20 km
- C391: 19 km
- B94: 18 km
- B76: 14 km
- C361: 6 km
- A2: 6 km
- 29: 5 km
- 49: 2 km
- A4: 2 km