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Arriving by air into Cairns
Cairns airport is located just north of Cairnsand about 25 minutes from Palm Cove and the Northern Beaches. Port Douglas is about one hour north of the airport. Taxis can be hired at the airport but are expensive and at times you will have to queue. Most people pre book a transfer which saves money and is a very efficient system. The drivers will meet your flight, help you with luggage and make for an enjoyable start to your holiday. For the latest Cairns airport flight departures and Cairns airport flight arrivals at Cairns International Airport click here.




Cairns Bus

Buses arrive at Trinity Wharf, conveniently located within walking distance of the centre of the city. If you are intending to stay at a backpacker's hostel, you will find a row of minibuses waiting for you and no walking will be necessary. Bus services are operated from Cairns Brisbane by Greyhound and Premier. The Brisbane Cairns bus takes 27 to 29 hours.

Cairns by car
Overseas travellers often don't realise the vastness of Australia. By road, Cairns is approximately 1750km from Brisbane, 2800km from Darwin, 2850 from Sydney and 3200km from Melbourne.

Cairns train
The Cairns railway station in the heart of the town in the midst of a shopping centre. Actually, the shopping centre is on the site of the old station, while the station is newly built to the west of its original location. Trains run from Brisbane Cairns four times a week, taking approximately 32 hours over the journey. For Queensland train timetables and fares visit Queensland Railway.

Coral Sea Coaches - Airport Transfers starting from $10 or even less with web saver fares
Coral Sea Coaches operates a daily bus service for passengers wanting to travel from and to the Cairns Domestic and International airport to accommodation. Coral Sea Coaches provides transfers to the following locations using comfortable 13 or 21 seater coaches:

  • Cairns City;
  • Clifton Beach;
  • Holloways Beach;
  • Kewarra Beach;
  • Palm Cove;
  • Smithfield;
  • Trinity Beach;
  • White Rock;
  • Woree;
  • Yorkeys Knob.

Coral Sea Coaches operates an online booking system that calculates the total transfer price for you. If you book on line you may be eligible for web saver rates. Click here to check the rates using the online booking form. You can contact Coral Sea Coaches by phone 0417 642 943 or by e-mail

Flights to Cairns
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