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Travel time from Airlie Beach to Townsville


Airlie Beach to Townsville airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Airlie Beach to Townsville? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Townsville, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Tuesday, 5:38 pm:  start in Airlie Beach
drive for about 57 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 60 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 7:00 pm at the latest

6:35 pm:  Proserpine Whitsunday Coast (PPP)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 7:30 pm

6:50 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

7:20 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

7:35 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

7:50 pm:  board flight
you can search for other airlines that fly this route

8:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

8:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from PPP
fly for about 47 minutes in the air

9:02 pm (local time):  Townsville Airport (TSV)
Townsville is the same time as Airlie Beach
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

9:17 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at TSV
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 7 minutes to your destination

9:24 pm (local time):  arrive in Townsville

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from HTI to TSV and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Airlie Beach to Townsville including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 4 hours

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Flying non-stop from Airlie Beach to Townsville

How far is Townsville from Airlie Beach? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 143 miles or 231 km

Flight time: 47 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 3 hours, 46 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 4.8x faster, and saves you about 3 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Townsville Airports
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Plan a trip to Townsville

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What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Townsville to Airlie Beach, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Airlie Beach to Townsville road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Airlie Beach to Townsville?

If you happen to know Airlie Beach, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Airlie Beach!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 143 miles
flight time of 47 minutes
9 Airlie Beach travel answers
4 Townsville travel answers










   
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