There are 3 ways to get from Arlington to Great Barrier Reef by plane, ferry, train or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns, ferry  •  24 h

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Cairns (CNS) DFW - CNS
  2. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$1,319 - $3,129

Cheapest option

Fly Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville, train, ferry  •  34 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Dallas/Ft.Worth (DFW) to Townsville (TSV) DFW - TSV
  2. Take the train from Townsville to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$1,250 - $2,878

1 alternative option

Bus to Houston, fly to Cairns, ferry  •  31 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Grand Prairie to Houston, TX
  2. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Cairns (CNS) IAH - CNS
  3. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$1,526 - $4,053

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arlington to Great Barrier Reef is to fly and train and ferry which costs $1,200 - $2,900 and takes 34 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arlington to Great Barrier Reef is to fly and ferry which costs $1,300 - $3,200 and takes 24 h.

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The distance between Arlington and Great Barrier Reef is 8435 miles.

It takes approximately 24 h to get from Arlington to Great Barrier Reef, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Arlington, TX, USA and Great Barrier Reef?

There is no direct connection from Arlington to Great Barrier Reef. However, you can take the taxi to Dallas/Ft.Worth airport, fly to Cairns, take the taxi to Cairns, take the ferry to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, then take the walk to Great Barrier Reef. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Dallas/Ft.Worth airport, fly to Townsville, take the walk to Meenan St at Halifax Street, take the line 205 bus to Walker Street near Stanley St, take the walk to Stanley Street near Ogden St, take the line 201 bus to Flinders St at station, take the walk to Townsville, take the train to Cairns Central Station, take the walk to Cairns Central Shopping Centre, take the line 142 bus to Cairns City Bus Station Platform 2, take the walk to Cairns, take the ferry to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, then take the walk to Great Barrier Reef.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,800
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns via Sydney, Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,800
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
27 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,000
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
24 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,600
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
24 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Sydney, Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
25 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from Houston to Cairns via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Sydney
Ave. Duration
24 h 57 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $4,000
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via San Francisco, Sydney
Ave. Duration
26 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $5,500
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from Houston to Cairns via Auckland
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,000
Flights from Houston to Cairns via Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
23 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,100
Flights from Houston to Cairns via Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,600 - $6,000
Flights from Houston to Cairns via Los Angeles, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
25 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $6,500
Flights from Houston to Cairns via Auckland, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,000
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
25 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,000
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
23 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
22 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,400
Flights from Houston to Cairns via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
22 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Green Island Adventures
Website
green-island.com.au
Ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$69
Schedules at
green-island.com.au

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