There are 6 ways to get from Brisbane to Port Douglas by plane, bus, train, shuttle or car

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Fly from Brisbane  •  5 h 50 min

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

$90 - $242

5 alternative options

Bus to Gold Coast, fly  •  6 h 55 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

$111 - $400

Train, bus  •  26 h 36 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 Port Douglas

Bus, shuttle  •  31 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Gx443
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Cairns to Port Douglas

$171 - $270

Bus  •  31 h 46 min

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

Drive  •  22 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Port Douglas 1189.6 miles

$170 - $250

Questions & Answers

The distance between Brisbane and Port Douglas is 1448 km. The road distance is 1903.3 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Port Douglas without a car is to train and bus which takes 26 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Brisbane to Port Douglas, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Port Douglas is to fly which takes 5 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 31 h 46 min.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Port Douglas is 1903 km. It takes approximately 22 h 42 min to drive from Brisbane to Port Douglas.

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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 255+ hotels available in Port Douglas. Prices start at $127 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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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Port Douglas.
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  • Distance: 905.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Port Douglas, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and three other airlines fly from Brisbane to Port Douglas hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Port Douglas via Cairns Central Station and Port Douglas in around 31 h 46 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 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 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 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
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 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
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
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
QConnect - Trans North
Phone
(07) 4095 8644
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.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
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$140 - $210
Flexifare
$170 - $250
BTS Port Douglas Bus
Phone
07 4099 5665
Email
info@portdouglasbus.com.au
Website
portdouglasbus.com.au
Shuttle from Cairns to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Book at
Port Douglas Bus
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
$180 - $250
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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