There are 4 ways to get from Bundaberg to Cairns by plane, train, bus 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  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Bundaberg (BDB) to Cairns (CNS) BDB - CNS

$187 - $571

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg Post Office to Gin Gin
  2. Take the bus from Gin Gin to Cairns Gx443

$110 - $200

2 alternative options

Train  •  19 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Bundaberg to Cairns Central Station Spirit of Queensland

$140 - $260

Drive  •  18 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Bundaberg to Cairns 847.7 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bundaberg to Cairns is to drive which costs $160 - $240 and takes 18 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bundaberg to Cairns is to fly which takes 6 h 6 min and costs $250 - $800.

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The distance between Bundaberg and Cairns is 1116 km. The road distance is 1356 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from Bundaberg to Cairns, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bundaberg to Cairns. However, there are services departing from Bundaberg Post Office and arriving at Cairns via Gin Gin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Cairns Central Station. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 19 h 46 min.

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What companies run services between Bundaberg, QLD, Australia and Cairns, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Bundaberg to Cairns hourly. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Bundaberg to Cairns 5 times a week. Tickets cost $140 - $260 and the journey takes 19 h 46 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Bundaberg to Cairns via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Bundaberg to Cairns via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Bundaberg to Cairns via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Bundaberg to Cairns via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Bundaberg to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
19 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$260
B-Quick
$143
Bus operators
North Burnett Regional Council
Phone
1300 696 272
Email
admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au
Website
northburnett.qld.gov.au
Bus from Bundaberg Post Office to Gin Gin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
northburnett.qld.gov.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 Gin Gin to Cairns
Ave. Duration
21 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $170
Flexifare
$140 - $200

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