Townsville Airport Taxis, Car Rental, Bus, Shuttle and Transportation Services
At the arrivals end of the terminal, you will find a taxi rank with a supervisor whose job it is to help get you into a taxi and on your way. Townsville Taxi operates from the airport, and the fare into central Townsville is likely to cost less than $20. A $2 airport toll is added to all fares originating at the airport.
Car Rental in the Terminals
The car rental counters are grouped together in the arrivals area, very close to LBD. The companies represented are AVIS, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty. Whilst these are the only companies with in-terminal counters, other car rental companies in the area may offer meet-and-greet services or free shuttles to their depots, so do your research before booking. A wide range of car rental options for Townsville airport can be found at www.townsvilleairportcarhire.com.au.
Bus and Shuttle Services
Con-x-ion Airport Transfers offers shuttle services between Townsville Airport and Townsville. Bookings can be made online at www.con-x-ion.com.There is a service desk near the luggage carousels where shuttle users can check in or buy a ticket for the next available departure.
The closest public bus service to the airport stops on Meenan Street. Sunbus routes 205 and 215 both stop there, and it is around a 20-minute walk from the terminal. See www.sunbus.com.au for more information.
The Bruce highway runs through Townsville, and is quite easily accessible from the airport. To get there, take Stinson Ave to Halifax Street, then turn right into Meenan Street. At the roundabout at the end of Meenan Street, turn left onto Ingham Road, and then right into Hugh Street to come to an intersection with the highway which is also called Woolcock Street in this section.
A faster way to get into central Townsville from the airport is through the suburbs. Head out of the airport complex on John Melton Black Drive and continue as it merges with Old Common Road then Bundock Street, and veer right onto Warburton Street to get into the town centre.
Updated October 2013 by Chris Houston. Information is subject to change at any time.