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

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

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Ayr Gx411

$35 - $70

3 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 27 min

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

$55 - $80

Drive  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Ayr 271.8 miles

$35 - $60

Fly, train  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Townsville (TSV) CNS - TSV
  2. Take the train from Townsville to Ayr

$120 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Ayr is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Ayr is to fly and train which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $160 - $550.

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The distance between Cairns and Ayr is 342 km. The road distance is 435 km.

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The bus from Cairns to Ayr takes 7 h 25 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cairns and arriving at Ayr. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cairns Central Station and arriving at Ayr. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Cairns to Ayr once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $70 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cairns to Ayr 5 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 7 h 27 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Townsville
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Ayr
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Ayr
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Ayr
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$35 - $55
Flexifare
$50 - $70

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