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There are 6 ways to get from Brisbane to Mareeba by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Brisbane, bus  •  7 h 20 min

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

$99 - $250

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Train to Gold Coast, fly, bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
  2. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Cairns (CNS) OOL - CNS
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Mareeba

$105 - $392

Train, bus  •  26 h 30 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 Mareeba

$162 - $281

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  31 h 19 min

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

$163 - $259

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  31 h 40 min

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

$205 - $261

Drive  •  22 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Mareeba 1192.4 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Mareeba is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $360 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Mareeba is to fly and bus which costs $130 - $360 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Mareeba. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Mareeba via Cairns Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 19 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Mareeba is 1403 km. The road distance is 1907.9 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Mareeba without a car is to train and bus which takes 26 h 30 min and costs $220 - $400.

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It takes approximately 7 h 20 min to get from Brisbane to Mareeba, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Mareeba 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 20 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Mareeba is 1908 km. It takes approximately 22 h 18 min to drive from Brisbane to Mareeba.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Mareeba.
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  • Distance: 876.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Brisbane to Mareeba via Cairns and Cairns Central Station in around 31 h 19 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
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 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $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
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 1 to Varsity Lakes, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
TRANSLink QLD
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$262
B-Quick
$145
Bus operators
QConnect - Trans North
Phone
(07) 4095 8644
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Mareeba
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Website
QConnect - Trans North
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
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$140 - $210
Flexifare
$170 - $250
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
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Website
Premier Motor Service

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

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There are five+ hotels available in Mareeba. 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 $14 - $20.

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