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Townsville is a popular gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, but there’s more to the coastal city than amazing spots to dive and snorkel. Located in Queensland’s tropical north, Townsville offers beautiful beaches, botanical gardens and lush rainforests. Wildlife conservation efforts and scenic landscapes make it the perfect destination for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts. Of course, underwater adventure remains one of the top activities with plenty of reefs to explore and even some historic shipwrecks to check out.
If you’re looking for a tropical beach vacation, book cheap flights from Adelaide to Townsville with Webjet and check out these travel tips.
The best time to visit Townsville
Tourism in Townsville peaks from May to September, when weather is mild, so expect higher prices during these times. Keep in mind, August draws crowds of sailing enthusiasts for Magnetic Island Race Week. For cheap airfares to Townsville, consider visiting in December, but come prepared for heat and humidity. Temperatures spike from December to February. Flights to Townsville may also be more affordable January to March but avoid April as it’s cyclone season.
Departing from Adelaide
Flights from Adelaide Airport (ADL) land at the Townsville Airport (TSV). The flight can be as short as five hours with service on airlines such as Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia.
Getting to Adelaide Airport
Adelaide Airport is located relatively close to the city; only six kilometres away. Passengers driving themselves to the airport should allow for up to 20 minutes travel time from the CBD. There are also public bus services that can ferry you to the airport. An express bus, JetExpress, departs from Grenfell and Pulteney Streets and makes stops along Sri Donald Bradman Drive. Other JetBus services cover the Glenelg, West Beach and other areas. A single trip ticket on these buses is $5.50 if travelling before 9 am, after 3 pm and on Saturdays. This fare decreases to just $3.60 for travel between 9am and 3pm, and on Sundays and holidays.
Parking at Adelaide Airport
Choose from two parking options at Adelaide Airport for your travel to Townsville.
Where to Park at Adelaide Airport
- Terminal car park: This is the closest park to the terminals. It connects to the terminals thanks to a sheltered walkway. The parking rate is $40 per day.
- Long Term car park: Planning on spending a bit longer in Townsville? Use this outdoor lot to stash your car. It is a 10-minute walk away from the terminals and offers good value for longer stays. The cost is $31 per day or $104 for seven days.
Arriving in Townsville
Travellers departing from ADL land at TSV, the Townsville Airport.
How to Get from Townsville Airport to Your Townsville Hotel or Accommodation
Once travellers arrive at the Townsville Airport, there are a few transportation options to choose from. The Airport Shuttle provides pick-up and drop-off service to and from Townsville hotels. The shuttle must be booked online at least three hours in advance and a one-way trip costs $10. There’s also the Sunbus, local public transit, but it doesn’t run direct to the airport. Catch the 205 at Meenan Street and Halifax Street and it’s a 30-minute ride to the city centre. Fares are calculated based on the route and can range from $1.80 to $4.80. If travelling by taxi or rideshare, expect to pay an extra $3 airport toll.
The best time to visit Townsville
Tourism in Townsville peaks from May to September when weather is mild, so expect higher prices during these times. Keep in mind, August draws crowds of sailing enthusiasts for Magnetic Island Race Week. For cheap airfares to Townsville, consider visiting in December, but come prepared for heat and humidity. Temperatures spike from December to February. Flights to Townsville may also be more affordable January to March but avoid April as it’s cyclone season.