There are 9 ways to get from Brisbane to Cardwell by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Brisbane to Townsville, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Townsville (TSV) BNE - TSV
  2. Take the train from Townsville to Cardwell

$113 - $289

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Fly Brisbane to Cairns, train  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns (CNS) BNE - CNS
  2. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Cardwell

$106 - $272

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Fly Brisbane to Proserpine, train  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Cardwell

$143 - $314

Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Cairns, train  •  11 h 2 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 train from Cairns Central Station to Cardwell

$127 - $430

Fly Brisbane to Mackay, train  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY
  2. Take the train from Mackay to Cardwell

$132 - $349

Train  •  20 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cardwell Spirit of Queensland

$140 - $270

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  25 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cardwell Gx443

$130 - $220

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  27 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Cardwell Brasenose Street

$164 - $225

Drive  •  19 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Cardwell 1034.2 miles

$140 - $220

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Cardwell. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 25 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brisbane Roma Street and arriving at Cardwell. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 20 h 7 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Cardwell is 1248 km. The road distance is 1654.7 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Cardwell without a car is to train which takes 20 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Brisbane to Cardwell, including transfers.

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

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Brisbane to Cardwell train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Brisbane Roma Street station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Cardwell is to train which takes 20 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 25 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Townsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Brisbane to Cardwell bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Cardwell station.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Cardwell.
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  • Distance: 780.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Cardwell, QLD, Australia?

Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Brisbane to Cardwell once daily. Tickets cost $140 - $270 and the journey takes 20 h 7 min. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Brisbane to Cardwell once daily. Tickets cost $130 - $220 and the journey takes 25 h 30 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville via Mackay
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns via Townsville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $330
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 Townsville to Cardwell
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Cairns Central Station to Cardwell
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Proserpine to Cardwell
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Mackay to Cardwell
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cardwell
Ave. Duration
20 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$263
B-Quick
$145
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
$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 Cardwell
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$160 - $220
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cardwell Brasenose Street
Ave. Duration
26 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Cardwell Brasenose Street
Ave. Duration
26 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $220
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Brisbane to Cardwell train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Cardwell station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Cardwell is 1655 km. It takes approximately 19 h 29 min to drive from Brisbane to Cardwell.

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

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There are six+ hotels available in Cardwell. Prices start at $100 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 .

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