Distance between Townsville and Ballarat
The distance from Townsville to Ballarat is 2,485 kilometers by road including 18 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 28 hours and 29 minutes and goes through Charters Towers, Charleville, Bendigo, Stuart, Pentland, Torrens Creek and Barcaldine.
Shortest distance by air  2,056 km ✈️ 
Car route length  2,485 km 🚗 
Driving time  28 h 29 min 
Fuel amount  198.8 L 
Fuel cost  332.1 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Townsville  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
16 14 12 km, 09 min


Stuart  12 km  09 min  0.7 L  
A6 116 km, 1 h 18 min


Charters Towers  128 km  1 h 28 min  9.3 L  
A6 114 km, 1 h 16 min


Pentland  242 km  2 h 44 min  18.6 L  
A6 145 km, 1 h 45 min


Torrens Creek  387 km  4 h 29 min  22.2 L  
A6 19 244 km, 2 h 52 min


Barcaldine  631 km  7 h 22 min  50.0 L  
19 A2 99 km, 1 h 07 min


Blackall  730 km  8 h 29 min  57.5 L  
A2 308 km, 3 h 27 min


Charleville  1,038 km  11 h 56 min  80.6 L  
A2 B87 1,329 km, 15 h 07 min


Bendigo  2,368 km  27 h 04 min  189.2 L  
A300 118 km, 1 h 24 min


Ballarat  2,485 km  28 h 29 min  198.8 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Townsville to Ballarat?
Fuel cost: 332.1 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 2,485 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 Townsville to Ballarat?
Driving time: 28 h 29 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 5 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 2 min
 11 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 6 min
 2,088 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 23 h 12 min
 307 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 3 h 50 min
 12 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 10 min
 34 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 33 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 Townsville to Ballarat by land?
The distance between Townsville and Ballarat is 2,485 km by road including 18 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Townsville and Ballarat respectively.
How far is Townsville to Ballarat by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Townsville and Ballarat is 2,056 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 Townsville and Ballarat respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Townsville from Ballarat by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 2 h 34 min to cover the distance of 2,056 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 9 h 20 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 Townsville to Ballarat?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 8 h 34 min to cover the distance of 2,056 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 9 h 47 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 Townsville and Ballarat?
The halfway point between Townsville and Ballarat is Cunnamulla. It is located about 5 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Cunnamulla to Townsville is 1,238 km and driving will take about 14 h 10 min. The road between Cunnamulla and Ballarat has length 1,247 km and will take approximately 14 h 18 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Townsville in relation to Ballarat?
Townsville is located 2,056 km north of Ballarat.
Townsville has geographic coordinates: latitude 19.25694, longitude 146.82395.
Ballarat has geographic coordinates: latitude 37.56226, longitude 143.86071.
Which highway goes from Townsville to Ballarat?
The route from Townsville to Ballarat follows B87, A2, A71, A6, B75, A300, B71, B64.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 19: 89 km
 C292: 22 km
 A79: 15 km
 M79: 13 km
 49: 4 km
 B400: 2 km
 C805: 2 km
 B180: 1 km