Townsville, in North Queensland, is the airport for Magnetic Island and connections are made throughout the day to the island by high-speed ferry. The Townsville airport is served daily by all major domestic air carriers as well as several regional airlines. Gateway departure cities include Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns, and Brisbane. The Magnetic Island Ferries terminal is 10 km by road from the airport, with both taxi and shuttle options (ranging $10-20) available for your connection. Car hire is also available at the Townsville airport, and vehicles may be transported on the ferry with reservations.