Distance between Townsville and Maroochydore
The distance from Townsville to Maroochydore is 1,271 kilometers by road including 63 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 14 hours and 47 minutes and goes through Rockhampton, Maryborough, Gympie, Stuart, Ayr, Home Hill and Gumlu.
Shortest distance by air  1,043 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,271 km 🚗 
Driving time  14 h 47 min 
Fuel amount  101.7 L 
Fuel cost  171.8 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 86 km, 53 min


Maroochydore  1,271 km  14 h 47 min  101.4 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Townsville to Maroochydore?
Fuel cost: 171.8 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,271 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.69 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Townsville to Maroochydore?
Driving time: 14 h 47 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 57 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 30 min
 749 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 8 h 19 min
 426 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 5 h 19 min
 18 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 15 min
 14 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 14 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 Maroochydore by land?
The distance between Townsville and Maroochydore is 1,271 km by road including 63 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Townsville and Maroochydore respectively.
How far is Townsville to Maroochydore by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Townsville and Maroochydore is 1,043 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 Maroochydore respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Townsville from Maroochydore by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 18 min to cover the distance of 1,043 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 4 h 44 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 Maroochydore?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 4 h 20 min to cover the distance of 1,043 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 4 h 58 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 Maroochydore?
The halfway point between Townsville and Maroochydore is Marlborough. It is located about 13 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Marlborough to Townsville is 623 km and driving will take about 7 h 14 min. The road between Marlborough and Maroochydore has length 648 km and will take approximately 7 h 33 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Townsville in relation to Maroochydore?
Townsville is located 1,043 km northwest of Maroochydore.
Townsville has geographic coordinates: latitude 19.25694, longitude 146.82395.
Maroochydore has geographic coordinates: latitude 26.65565, longitude 153.09467.
Which highway goes from Townsville to Maroochydore?
The route from Townsville to Maroochydore follows A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 M1: 62 km
 8: 10 km