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Townsville Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Townsville Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Very slim food options, all the chairs looks dirty and at least 50 years old. – a guest traveller

TSV Airport Overview

townsville airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Townsville Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Townsville Airport (code: TSV) handles domestic flights. Amenities are limited to three eateries, two shops, massage chairs, and free WiFi.

Sleeping in Townsville Airport

This airport closes nightly, after the day’s last flight, until 5:00 AM, so overnight stays are impossible. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Townsville Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Guide Icon: Airport Sleeper PolicyAirport Sleeper Policy

The airport states on its website: “For security reasons, the Terminal is “locked down” between 11:00 PM and 4:30 AM and therefore passengers, and other persons, are not permitted to enter the Terminal during this time, nor sleep in the Terminal overnight. “

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open from 4:30 AM – until after the last flight. It is not possible to sleep in the airport overnight.

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

There are no hotels directly at Townsville Airport, but the hotels in the city are within a 10-15 minute drive.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Townsville, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program (i.e. Qantas Club). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Qantas Club – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Townsville Airport Lounges

rest zonesRest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available. Rate: a gold coin (refunded upon the cart’s return).

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Aelia offers Duty-Free shopping at the airport. A Relay convenience store is the only other option.

Family Services – Baby care facilities are located near the check-in counters, baggage claim, and ground floor arrivals/departures area of the terminal building. Feeding cubicles with change facilities are provided, as well as toilet facilities, a nappy disposal unit and a wash basin. There is a baby bottle warmer in the parent rooms.

Food & Drinks -There are no 24-hour food concessions at this airport. The following concessions are available:
» Landside – Maggies’ Cafe • Castle Hill Cafe
» Airside – The Brewery

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Storage facilities are not available.

Mobile Charging – There is a charging bench available Airside near the Qantas Club Lounge.

Showers – Not available.

WiFi/Internet – Free WiFi is available at Townsville Airport.

Townsville Airport is served by the following airlines: Air New Zealand • Airnorth • Hinterland Aviation • Jetstar • Qantas • Virgin Australia.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle

An airport shuttle is available every day of the week to pick up/drop off passengers to/from hotels or the Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal. Note, the shuttle must be booked in advance. Visit the airport shuttle website for more information.

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies operate onsite in the Arrivals area: Alamo/Enterprise/National • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Redspot • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, no hotels were offering an airport shuttle.  See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire at a taxi rank in the airport’s Arrivals area. Each trip to and from the airport is subject to a $3.50 fee on top of the regular fare.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.