There are 6 ways to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation by plane, car, car ferry, bus or train

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 Brisbane to Cairns, drive, car ferry  •  7 h 59 min

  1. BNE - CNS

$109 - $266

5 alternative options

Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Cairns, drive, car ferry  •  9 h 3 min

  1. OOL - CNS

$131 - $425

Fly Brisbane to Cooktown, drive  •  8 h 24 min

  1. BNE - CTN

$221 - $330

Train, drive  •  29 h 46 min

  1. Spirit of Queensland

$171 - $306

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  32 h 22 min

$178 - $290

Drive  •  27 h 8 min

  1. 1267.2 miles

$180 - $270

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Cape Tribulation, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation. However, you can take the train to International Airport, platform 2, take the walk to Brisbane airport, fly to Cairns, take the walk to Cairns Airport, take the shuttle to Port Douglas, take the drive to Daintree River Ferry, take the car ferry to Daintree River Ferry North, then take the drive to Cape Tribulation. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Gold Coast Airport, take the walk to Gold Coast airport, fly to Cairns, take the walk to Cairns Airport, take the shuttle to Port Douglas, take the drive to Daintree River Ferry, take the car ferry to Daintree River Ferry North, then take the drive to Cape Tribulation.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns via Townsville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Okapi Airlines
Flights from Brisbane to Cooktown via Cairns
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Cooktown via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $500
Flights from Brisbane to Cooktown via Townsville, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Brisbane to Cooktown via Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $270
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $290
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$280
B-Quick
$154
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$150 - $230
Flexifare
$180 - $260
Ferry operators
Douglas Shire Council
Phone
(07) 4099 9444
Email
enquiries@douglas.qld.gov.au
Website
douglas.qld.gov.au
Car ferry from Daintree River Ferry to Daintree River Ferry North
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
douglas.qld.gov.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Brisbane and Cape Tribulation is 1486 km. The road distance is 2028 km.

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation is to fly and drive and car ferry which costs $140 - $360 and takes 7 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation is to fly and drive and car ferry which takes 7 h 59 min and costs $140 - $360.

It takes approximately 7 h 59 min to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation, including transfers.