There are 7 ways to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Brisbane to Cairns, bus  •  9 h 52 min

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

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Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Cairns, bus  •  10 h 56 min

  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

Fly Brisbane to Cooktown, bus  •  9 h 25 min

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

Train, bus  •  28 h 50 min

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

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  33 h 44 min

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

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  34 h

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

Drive  •  27 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation 1267.2 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation is to drive which costs $240 - $360 and takes 27 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation is to drive which costs $240 - $360 and takes 27 h 8 min.

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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 33 h 44 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Cape Tribulation is 1486 km. The road distance is 2027.6 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 28 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 52 min 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 2 h 25 min.

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Brisbane to Cape Tribulation bus services, operated by QConnect - Trans North, arrive at Cape Tribulation station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Cape Tribulation is 2028 km. It takes approximately 27 h 8 min 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: 928.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 52 min

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 33 h 44 min.

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
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
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
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
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Okapi Airlines
Flights from Brisbane to Cooktown via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Cooktown via Townsville, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
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
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
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
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
$140 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$270
B-Quick
$149
Bus operators
QConnect - Trans North
Phone
(07) 4095 8644
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Palm Cove to Cape Tribulation
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Cape Tribulation
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
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
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$150 - $220
Flexifare
$180 - $250
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Cathay Pacific, Tigerair Australia, Jetstar and two other airlines offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Cape Tribulation. Prices start at $87 USD 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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