Townsville is the airport for Magnetic Island, and connections are made to the island by ferry. All major domestic airlines serve Townsville airport, including Qantas, Jetstar, and Virgin Blue. Gateway cities include Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Cairns, Gold Coast, and Brisbane. Several regional carriers also provide service to Townsville, namely Rex, Qantaslink, and Skytrans.

The Magnetic Island Ferries terminal is 10 km by road from the airport. All flight arrivals are met by taxi (rough cost $20).

Jetstar Airlines flies direct to Townsville from Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, and has connecting flights from many other cities. Flights start from under $200 from most gateways.

Qantas Airways has direct service from Melbourne (Jetstar), Sydney, and Brisbane as well as connecting flights from other cities.

Virgin Australia offers direct flights to Townsville from Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns as well as connecting flights from other cities.


Transfers from Townsville to Airport to our terminal. Please contact Hotel and Airport Transfers on 0478 160 036

$10.00 per person / $15 per couple (cash only)

Monday to Friday

Palmer Street & Magnetic Island Ferries Pickup to Airport

7.15am to 7.30am

9.00am to 9.15am

9.35am to 9.45am

11.40am to 11.50am

12.20pm to 12.35pm

1.40pm to 2.00pm

3.00pm to 3.10pm

5.00pm to 5.15pm

6.30pm tp 6.45pm


Airport Pick ups to Hotels & Magnetic Island Ferries