There are 8 ways to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Brisbane to Cairns, bus  •  9h 46m

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns (CNS) BNE - CNS
  2. Take the bus from Palm Cove to Cape Tribulation

$148 - $381

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Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Cairns, bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Cairns (CNS) OOL - CNS
  3. Take the bus from Palm Cove to Cape Tribulation

$176 - $616

Fly Brisbane to Cooktown, bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Cooktown (CTN) BNE - CTN
  2. Take the bus from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation

$241 - $555

Bus to Toowoomba, fly to Cairns, bus  •  13h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
  2. Fly from Toowoomba (WTB) to Cairns (CNS) WTB - CNS
  3. Take the bus from Palm Cove to Cape Tribulation

$294 - $1,430

Train, bus  •  29h 15m

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station Spirit of Quuensland
  2. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Cape Tribulation

$181 - $441

Bus via Cairns  •  33h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Gx443
  2. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Cape Tribulation

$231 - $455

Bus  •  34h

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
  2. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Cape Tribulation

$238 - $414

Drive  •  27h 7m

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation 2027.3 km

$260 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation is to fly and bus which costs $140 - $390 and takes 9h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation is to fly and bus which costs $240 - $600 and takes 9h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Cape Tribulation via Cairns Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 24m.

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The distance between Brisbane and Cape Tribulation is 1486 km. The road distance is 2027.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation without a car is to train and bus which takes 29h 15m and costs $180 - $450.

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It takes approximately 9h 46m to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Cape Tribulation bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Brisbane station.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Cairns Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Brisbane to Cape Tribulation bus services, operated by Trans North Bus & Coach, arrive at Cape Tribulation station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Cape Tribulation is 2027 km. It takes approximately 27h 7m to drive from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation.
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  • Distance: 1486 km
  • Duration: 9h 46m

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

You can take a bus from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation via Cairns and Cairns Central Station in around 33h 24m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Toowoomba to Cairns via Townsville
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Toowoomba to Cairns via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,800
Flights from Toowoomba to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $600
Flights from Toowoomba to Cairns via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $600
Okapi Airlines
Flights from Brisbane to Cooktown via Cairns
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Cooktown via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Cooktown via Townsville, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Toowoomba to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,000
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
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
24h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $380
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy- B-Quick fare
$150 - $220
Economy- A-choice fare
$260 - $380
A-Choice
$369
B-Quick
$203
Bus operators
Trans North Bus & Coach
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Palm Cove to Cape Tribulation
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Cape Tribulation
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Byron Easybus
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
Murrays Coaches
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
28h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $390
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$220 - $280
Premium
$290 - $390
Advantage
$300 - $360
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $350
Website
Premier Motor Service

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Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are 57+ hotels available in Cape Tribulation. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs $14 - $20.

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