Cairns to Townsville or Townsville to Cairns, the travel time should roughly be the same depending on the flow of traffic and the time of the day.
I’m just about to leave again on the drive from Cairns to Townsville as I do this roughly every three months or so.
You can read here how long it took me last time to drive between these two places.
I’m hoping there is less roadworks than last time, time will tell, drive safe.
* Cairns to Townsville Update :
I traveled the road again and yes, there was road works through out the drive.
So at time of writing the trip took roughly six hours and a bit to drive.
Lots of time stuck at two way traffic lights and in front of lollipop men waiting for that sign to turn around.
Hopefully by the next time I drive from Cairns to Townsville (In about 3 months) the roadworks may be complete.
Watch this space.