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Flights to Townsville in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price£719Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from£853From London to Townsville

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Townsville right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Townsville along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Nationals of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu can transit through Australia to a third country without a visa. The same applies to travelers who reside in the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, or New Caledonia. The onward flight must be within 72 hours of their arrival in Australia. If there are less than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. If there are more than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in mandatory quarantine at a state designated facility until the time of the departing flight. All travelers entering Australia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If the duration of their stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter. Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight. Nationals of Australia are not allowed to travel out of Australia, except for people who regularly reside in another country, airline and maritime crew, freight personnel, offshore facility personnel, government personnel, and Australian Defence Force personnel. . If you are looking to book a trip to Townsville and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for Townsville flights by month

January
£916
February
£803
March
£741
April
£781
May
£738
June
£760
July
£1,004
August
£945
September
£807
October
£781
November
£767
December
£924
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Townsville is currently May; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Townsville?

LON - TSV
Price
£738 - £1,416
TSV
Temperature
25 - 32 °C
TSV
Rainfall
7 - 269 mm
Flying to Townsville in May is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. January tends to be the warmest period in Townsville so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. February is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Townsville?

The price you pay for your flight to Townsville may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 47 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Townsville?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to Townsville. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Townsville?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Townsville. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

A big draw for Townsville, for many, is the small island off the coast known as Magnetic Island – Maggie to the locals. It’s a beautiful island with more than half of it a national park, with untouched bays, beaches and bush.

The largest city in Queensland, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the state, locals consider Townsville the unofficial Capital of North Queensland. It sits on the shores of Cleveland Bay, near the central section of the Great Barrier Reef.

Along with Magnetic, there are Orpheus, Dunk and Bedarra Islands, which are also zoned as National Parks. The merits of the islands are obvious – they are nothing short of gems shining in the blue seas – but Townsville is beautiful too with several fascinating attractions.

The Strand is popular with locals as well as visitors and the Riverway is a unique space with swimming lagoons, galleries and parklands. Reef HQ, the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium, is a huge draw, as is the Museum of Tropical Queensland. One of its star attractions are the exhibits from the HMS Pandora, a British warship that was sent to capture the mutineers from the Bounty, and which sank off Queensland in 1791.

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Townsville climate

Townsville has a tropical climate, and, thanks to its geographical location, it has less rainfall than other parts of the tropics. Townsville gets more than 300 sunny days per year. The winters (June to August) are warm with occasional rain, and the summers (December to February) are hot and humid. Late October and November can see “build-up” thunderstorms, while Late-December to early April gets most rainfall. Tropical Cyclones (and then flooding) are a threat during these months.

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When is the best time to fly to Townsville?

Peak Season: 

High season times are April to October, Christmas, Easter and the school holidays. 

Off Season: 

The end of January to the end of March, and October to early December are low seasons in Townsville.

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Getting around Townsville

Taxis and car-rental companies are available at the airport. There’s also an Airport Shuttle bus that travels to various hotels and motels, the Strand and City, Sunferries, the Transit Centre and the Coral Princess cruise company. Sunbus runs the bus service. There are regular ferry services to Magnetic Island and Palm Island.

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