There are 4 ways to get from Broome to Cairns by plane, bus, train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Broome (BME) to Cairns (CNS) BME - CNS

$389 - $484

3 alternative options

Bus, train via Alice Springs  •  5 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Broome Visitor Centre to Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14
  2. Take the train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
  3. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
  4. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Townsville
  5. Take the bus from Townsville to Cairns

$1,271 - $2,642

Bus, train  •  5 days 22 h

  1. Take the bus from Broome Visitor Centre to Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14
  2. Take the train from Perth to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  4. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station

$1,186 - $2,472

Drive  •  43 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Broome to Cairns 2505.1 miles

$350 - $550

What companies run services between Broome, WA, Australia and Cairns, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Broome to Cairns hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,000
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Perth
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $470
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Perth, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Perth, Sydney
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Darwin, Gove
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Darwin, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$370 - $490
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Perth, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Perth, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Perth, Sydney
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Perth, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,000
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Darwin, Gove
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,300
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Broome to Cairns via Perth
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $470
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
38 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$456
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,000
Low Gold Single Cabin
$800 - $1,100
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$950 - $1,300
Train from Perth to Sydney
Ave. Duration
2 days 18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$700 - $1,700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$718
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,200 - $1,600
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,300 - $1,700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,500 - $2,000
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$370 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$371
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$682
Low Gold Single Cabin
$748
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$886
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
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
$150 - $290
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$281
B-Quick
$155
Bus operators
Integrity Coach Lines (Aust) Pty Ltd
Website
integritycoachlines.com.au
Bus from Broome Visitor Centre to Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14
Ave. Duration
34 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$240 - $350
Schedules at
integritycoachlines.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Alice Springs to Townsville
Ave. Duration
25 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $290
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$180 - $260
Flexifare
$210 - $290
Bus from Townsville to Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$30 - $45
Flexifare
$40 - $60

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Broome to Cairns?

The distance between Broome and Cairns is 2498 km. The road distance is 4008 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Broome to Cairns?

The cheapest way to get from Broome to Cairns is to fly which costs $500 - $650 and takes 9 h 57 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Broome to Cairns?

The quickest way to get from Broome to Cairns is to fly which takes 9 h 57 min and costs $500 - $650.

How long does it take to get from Broome to Cairns?

It takes approximately 9 h 57 min to get from Broome to Cairns, including transfers.