Travel from Airlie-Beach to Cairns

Train, bus or fly from Airlie Beach to Cairns?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and 2 other airlines fly from Airlie Beach to Cairns every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 8 h 55 min.

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How to get from Airlie Beach to Cairns

From Airlie Beach ferry to Hamilton Island airport, fly to Cairns airport, then taxi to Cairns. 3 h 17 min $328. From Airlie Beach bus to Mackay, taxi to Mackay airport, fly to Cairns airport, then taxi to Cairns. 5 h 36 min $240. From Shute Harbour Rd near Broadwater Avenue line 1 bus to Blair Street at Main St, taxi to Proserpine airport, fly to Cairns airport, then taxi to Cairns. 7 h 18 min $267. From Airlie Beach bus to Cairns. 8 h 55 min $84. From Shute Harbour Rd near Broadwater Avenue line 1 bus to Blair Street at Main St, walk to Proserpine, then train to Cairns Central Station. 12 h 8 min $97. From Airlie Beach drive to Cairns. 7 h 59 min $67.

Operators from Airlie Beach to Cairns

OperatorPhoneWebsite
Cruise Whitsundays+61 07 4846 7000Cruise Whitsundays
QantasQantas
Greyhound Australia1300 473946Greyhound Australia
JetstarJetstar
Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia
Whitsunday TransitWhitsunday Transit
Tigerair AustraliaTigerair Australia
Queensland RailQueensland Rail
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  1. Here are 6 options to get from
    Airlie Beach to Cairns:

    1. Trip:
      1 Ferry to Hamilton Island, fly
      • One-Way approx: USD $235 - $694
      • Duration: 3 h 17 min
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        1 Ferry to Hamilton Island, fly
        • One-Way approx: USD $235 - $694
        • Duration: 3 h 17 min
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      2 Bus to Mackay, fly
      • One-Way approx: USD $215 - $620
      • Duration: 5 h 36 min
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        2 Bus to Mackay, fly
        • One-Way approx: USD $215 - $620
        • Duration: 5 h 36 min
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      3 Fly from Proserpine
      • One-Way approx: USD $217 - $608
      • Duration: 7 h 18 min
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        3 Fly from Proserpine
        • One-Way approx: USD $217 - $608
        • Duration: 7 h 18 min
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      4 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $60 - $110
      • Duration: 8 h 55 min
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        4 Bus
        • One-Way approx: USD $60 - $110
        • Duration: 8 h 55 min
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      5 Train
      • One-Way approx: USD $82 - $123
      • Duration: 12 h 8 min
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        5 Train
        • One-Way approx: USD $82 - $123
        • Duration: 12 h 8 min
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      6 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $55 - $80
      • Duration: 7 h 59 min
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        6 Drive
        • One-Way approx: USD $55 - $80
        • Duration: 7 h 59 min
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