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Daily Car Hire Rates in Townsville Airport

  • Economy

    Nissan Micra
    5 |
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    From € 24.07
  • Compact

    Kia Rio
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 25.21
  • Standard

    Kia Cerato
    5 |
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    From € 27.69
  • Fullsize

    Toyota Camry
    5 |
    5 |
    4 |
    From € 30.49
  • Mini

    Mitsubishi Mirage
    4 |
    2 |
    3 |
    From € 31.46

*daily rates in Townsville Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Townsville Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Because of its location on the Queensland coast, Townsville Airport has been used by cyclone relief flights
  • The airport is shared with the Royal Australian Air Force
  • It was the first of Australia's regional airport to be granted international status in 1980
  • Once an international airport, Townsville declined in the 80s and 90s but has now recommenced flights to Bali
  • Its biggest market is for passengers from Brisbane that account for over 80% of flights.

Townsville Airport Mini Guide

Where is Townsville Airport?
Townsville Airport or Garbutt Airport as it is known locally is in the north of Queensland, Australia. It shares its base with RAAF Townsville and is 5km from the city. As well as the daily passenger flights there are also mining charters and cargo operations flying here. Over 1.75 million passengers used Townsville Airport last year marking a 10% rise on the previous year.

Townsville Airport

How do I get There?
At the present time, ten airlines operate domestic flights to major cities in Australia, including the hub of Sydney, if you are travelling from another part of the world and need to make a connection.

Can I get to the City Easily?
The Sunbus route 5 or 5A will take you into the city or you can pre-book an airport shuttle bus to your accommodation. Taxis leave from the north end of the terminal for a speedy transfer. Rental car desks can be found in arrivals, if you decide to hire a car – it is an easy drive to the city and a good way to explore the whole area.

What Facilities Does the Airport Have?
If you are hungry you can go to BLD or Breakfast Lunch Dinner, they serve a wide range of dishes for every meal and have their own bar too. You can watch TV there or even play a game of pool. For a light snack, try Aroma’s Café where you can lounge on a comfy couch and enjoy gourmet food. There are two ATMs available at the terminal for any money emergencies.

Can I Stay Somewhere Close to the Airport?
The 4 star Mercure Townsville has 201 rooms and is 2km from the airport. It’s a resort style hotel in lush gardens with swimming pools and spa. Wi-Fi is available for a charge.

Townsville City and Castle Hill

My Flight's Been Cancelled, What can I see Nearby?
Walk up Castle Hill and see the views of the city and Magnetic Island. Take the Heritage Trail walking tour around Mackay to understand more about the city and its history. In the city you will find plenty of opportunity to shop until you drop or taste the best in local produce at one of the cafes. If you have a whole day to spare, why not catch the cat ferry to Magnetic Island and discover the beaches and national park. It’s a great place for adventure sports and horse riding too.

Latest Update from Townsville Airport:

22/04/12 - The success of the airport has led Air North to introduce a route from Darwin to Townsville which has already proved popular and increased passenger numbers for the first half of the 2011/2012 travel period.

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