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

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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 $40 - $75 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min. Alternatively, Queensland Rail operates a train from Cairns to Ayr 5 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 8 h 3 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Townsville
Avg. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Townsville
Avg. Duration
1 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Train operators
Queensland Rail
Website
queenslandrail.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Ayr
Avg. Duration
8 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Book at
bookings.queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Ayr
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Book at
bookings.queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Ayr
Avg. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $60
Flexifare
$50 - $75

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cairns to Ayr?

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

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

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Ayr is to drive which costs $60 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Cairns to Ayr is to fly and train which takes 4 h 27 min and costs $180.

Is there a direct train between Cairns and Ayr?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cairns Central Station and arriving at Ayr. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 8 h 3 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cairns and Ayr?

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.

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

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