There are 2 ways to get from Arlington to Great Barrier Reef by plane, ferry or train

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Fly to Cairns, ferry  •  25 h 20 min

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

$1,416 - $3,826

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Fly to Townsville, train, ferry  •  33 h 29 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

$1,240 - $2,873

Questions & Answers

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

It takes approximately 25 h 20 min to get from Arlington to Great Barrier Reef, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to Cairns Airport. The quickest flight takes 21 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Jetstar, American Airlines and Qantas offer flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Great Barrier Reef. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arlington to Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Arlington to Great Barrier Reef.
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  • Distance: 8434.9 miles
  • Duration: 25 h 20 min

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 walk to Cairns Airport, take the shuttle to Cairns, take the walk to Cairns City Bus Station Platform 1, take the line 110 bus to Spence St at Grafton St, take the walk 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 111 bus to Spence Street at Grafton St, 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
24 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns via Sydney, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns via San Francisco, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,900
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,700
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
23 h 35 min
When
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
26 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
26 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
26 h 56 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Cairns via Los Angeles, Sydney
Ave. Duration
23 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $6,000
Flights from Dallas/Ft.Worth to Townsville via Los Angeles, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
23 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,400
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 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Ferry operators
Green Island Adventures
Phone
(61) 7 4044 9944
Email
central_ga@quicksilvergroup.com.au
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
$65
Schedules at
green-island.com.au

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