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Townsville, Queensland.
29 July to 07 August 2022
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Festival Transport

Festival Transport

The majority of events at the AFCM are held at the Townsville Civic Theatre. Generally Townsville does not have a dedicated public transport service to the theatre, therefore during AFCM a special bus is provided by Sunbus, with tickets purchased on board. When considering your accommodation please consider the mode of transport that best suits your requirements during AFCM. 

The Strand

Where to stay:  

The Ville Resort - Casino, AFCM Platinum Partner & Holiday Package Hotel
Other accommodation in this area: Aquarius on the Strand, Mariners North Apartments, Seagulls Resort, Beach House Motel.
Bus – 
30 minutes each way - Return Trip $10 — Single Trip $5
Taxi – 
Approx. $13–15 one way
Walk –
 40 minutes (approx. 3.4km)
Self-drive – 
7 minutes

CBD Area

Where to stay:
Hotel Grand Chancellor, AFCM Holiday Package Hotel
Other accommodation in this area: QCWA – Denham Street, Holborn Apartments, Madison Plaza, Comfort Inn Robert Towns.
Bus – 25 minutes each way — Return Trip $10 — Single Trip $5
Taxi – Approx. $12 one way
Walk – 30 minutes (approx. 2.4km)
Self-drive – 5 minutes

South Townsville near Palmer Street

Where to stay:
Aligned Corporate Residences, plus Rydges Southbank and Park Regis Anchorage AFCM Holiday Package Hotels
Other accommodation in this area: Grand Hotel Townsville, Hotel Ibis Townsville, Oaks Getaway on Palmer.
Bus – 20 minutes each way — Return Trip $10 — Single Trip $5
Taxi – Approx. $10–12 one way
Walk – 30 minutes (approx. 2.4km)
Self-drive – 5 minutes

Magnetic Island Ferry Timetable

In support of AFCM, SeaLink Queensland will make a slight change to their Timetable during the Festival.

If you are staying on Magnetic Island during the Festival, and are attending Evening Concerts at the Townsville Civic Theatre, please advise our team at info@afcm.com.au so we can keep SeaLink up to date on patron requirements. 

For more info on Ferry times please visit SeaLink's website. 

Festival Buses

There are two bus services that run during the festival. Please see below further information regarding cost and pick up points. Timetables will be available in July. A taxi costs approximately $15 from the CBD to the Theatre, phone 131 008. Hiring a car is also a great option while staying in Townsville with plenty of parking at the Townsville Civic Theatre. 

Timetables for our Gold Subscriber Bus* and Public Bus are available to download below.

You must be a Gold or Gold Plus Subscriber and have purchased Bus Passes to be eligible for this Bus service. If you're a Gold or Gold Plus subscriber and you would like to purchase bus passes please contact our team at info@afcm.com.au

AFCM 2022 Public Bus Schedule