There are 4 ways to get from Brisbane to Cooktown by plane, car or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Brisbane to Cairns, drive  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns (CNS) BNE - CNS
  2. Drive from Cairns to Cooktown

$94 - $260

3 alternative options

Fly Brisbane to Cooktown  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Cooktown (CTN) BNE - CTN

$145 - $346

Bus to Gold Coast, fly to Cairns, drive  •  9 h 43 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. Drive from Cairns to Cooktown

$116 - $419

Drive  •  26 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Cooktown 1357.8 miles

$190 - $280

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Cooktown is to fly and drive which costs $120 - $360 and takes 8 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Cooktown is to fly which costs $190 - $470 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Cooktown is 1557 km. The road distance is 2172.5 km.

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It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to get from Brisbane to Cooktown, including transfers.

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

Qantas, Okapi Airlines and three other airlines fly from Brisbane to Cooktown every 4 hours.

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
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
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
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
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
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

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