There are 5 ways to get from Bundaberg to Cairns by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  7 h 14 min

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

$188 - $570

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Bus Greyhound Australia  •  23 h

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg Base Hospital to Gin Gin
  2. Take the bus from Gin Gin to Cairns Gx443

$110 - $190

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Train  •  19 h 46 min

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

$130 - $250

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  20 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bundaberg to Cairns Central Station

$130 - $180

Drive  •  18 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Bundaberg to Cairns 847.7 miles

$120 - $180

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bundaberg and arriving at Cairns Central Station station. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 20 h 25 min.

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

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The distance between Bundaberg and Cairns is 1116 km. The road distance is 1356.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Cairns without a car is to train which takes 19 h 46 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 14 min to get from Bundaberg to Cairns, including transfers.

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Bundaberg to Cairns bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Bundaberg station.

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Bundaberg to Cairns train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Bundaberg station.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Cairns is to fly which takes 7 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 19 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 20 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bundaberg Airport to Cairns Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Bundaberg to Cairns bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Cairns Central Station.

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Map of how to get from Bundaberg to Cairns.
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  • Distance: 697.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 14 min

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 once daily. Tickets cost $130 - $250 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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Bundaberg to Cairns via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Bundaberg to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$250
B-Quick
$137
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Bundaberg to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
North Burnett Regional Council
Phone
1300 696 272
Email
admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au
Website
northburnett.qld.gov.au
Bus from Bundaberg Base Hospital to Gin Gin
Ave. Duration
40 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 - $190
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$110 - $160
Flexifare
$130 - $190

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Bundaberg to Cairns train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Cairns Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bundaberg to Cairns is 1356 km. It takes approximately 18 h 37 min to drive from Bundaberg to Cairns.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Bundaberg Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are 458+ hotels available in Cairns. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bundaberg to Bundaberg Airport is to line 4 bus which takes 5 min and costs .

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