Distance between Townsville and Gold Coast
The distance from Townsville to Gold Coast is 1,433 kilometers by road including 228 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 16 hours and 21 minutes and goes through Rockhampton, Maryborough, Gympie, Stuart, Ayr, Home Hill and Gumlu.
Shortest distance by air  1,181 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,433 km 🚗 
Driving time  16 h 21 min 
Fuel amount  114.6 L 
Fuel cost  188 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Townsville  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
16 14 13 km, 10 min


Stuart  13 km  10 min  0.7 L  
A1 74 km, 50 min


Ayr  87 km  1 h 00 min  6.6 L  
A1 14 km, 10 min


Home Hill  101 km  1 h 10 min  7.7 L  
A1 38 km, 26 min


Gumlu  139 km  1 h 37 min  10.7 L  
A1 16 km, 11 min


Guthalungra  155 km  1 h 49 min  11.9 L  
A1 567 km, 6 h 37 min


Rockhampton  723 km  8 h 26 min  57.6 L  
A1 382 km, 4 h 28 min


Maryborough  1,105 km  12 h 55 min  88.1 L  
A1 80 km, 58 min


Gympie  1,185 km  13 h 53 min  94.1 L  
A1 M1 248 km, 2 h 27 min


Gold Coast  1,433 km  16 h 21 min  114.5 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Townsville to Gold Coast?
Fuel cost: 188 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,433 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.64 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Townsville to Gold Coast?
Driving time: 16 h 21 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 128 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 9 min
 88 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 52 min
 748 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 8 h 18 min
 431 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 5 h 23 min
 18 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 15 min
 13 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 13 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 7 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Townsville to Gold Coast by land?
The distance between Townsville and Gold Coast is 1,433 km by road including 228 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Townsville and Gold Coast respectively.
How far is Townsville to Gold Coast by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Townsville and Gold Coast is 1,181 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 Gold Coast respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Townsville from Gold Coast by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 28 min to cover the distance of 1,181 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 5 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 Townsville to Gold Coast?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 4 h 55 min to cover the distance of 1,181 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 5 h 37 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 Gold Coast?
Where is Townsville in relation to Gold Coast?
Townsville is located 1,181 km northwest of Gold Coast.
Townsville has geographic coordinates: latitude 19.25694, longitude 146.82395.
Gold Coast has geographic coordinates: latitude 28.00237, longitude 153.4146.
Which highway goes from Townsville to Gold Coast?
The route from Townsville to Gold Coast follows A1, M1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 10: 3 km
 4: 3 km
 3: 1 km