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There are 7 ways to get from Cairns to Boston by plane, bus or train

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Recommended option

Fly to Boston

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Boston (BOS)

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Fly to Worcester, train

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Worcester (ORH)
  2. Take the train from Worcester to South Station

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Fly to Manchester, bus

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Manchester (MHT)
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

Fly to New York JFK, train

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to New York JFK (JFK)
  2. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Boston

Fly to Newark, train

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Newark (EWR)
  2. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Boston

Fly to Providence, train

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Providence (PVD)
  2. Take the train from Providence to South Station

Fly to Hyannis, bus

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Hyannis (HYA)
  2. Take the bus from Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA to South Station, Boston, MA

Cairns (CNS) to Boston (BOS) flights

The flight time between Cairns (CNS) and Boston (BOS) is around 28h 2m and covers a distance of around 9704 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 6h 25m. Services are operated by Jetstar, American Airlines, Air New Zealand and others. Typically 123 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

123 Weekly Planes
28h 2m Average Duration
$712 Cheapest Price
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Conditions of entry into United States from Australia

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • 5 day mandatory self quarantine
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • 5 day mandatory self quarantine
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Rules to follow in United States

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Boston is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Boston is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Boston is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, returning to Australia from United States is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 3 Aug 2022
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Boston is to fly which costs $1,100 - $2,500 and takes 26h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Boston is to fly which costs $1,100 - $2,500 and takes 26h 50m.

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The distance between Cairns and Boston is 9705 miles.

It takes approximately 26h 50m to get from Cairns to Boston, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cairns Airport to Boston Airport. The quickest flight takes 24h 31m and has two stopovers.

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Boston is 14h behind Cairns. It is currently 11:28 AM in Cairns and 9:28 PM in Boston.

JetBlue Airways, Virgin Australia, Air Canada and five other airlines offer flights from Cairns Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 314+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Cairns Airport is to shuttle which takes 9 min and costs $23 - $25.

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  • Distance: 9704.6 miles
  • Duration: 26h 50m

What companies run services between Cairns, QLD, Australia and Boston, MA, USA?

Jetstar, American Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Cairns to Boston hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cairns to Boston via Brisbane, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
29h 3m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Cairns to Boston via Auckland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 43m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,800
Flights from Cairns to Manchester via Brisbane, Los Angeles, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
32h 31m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Cairns to Manchester via Brisbane, Los Angeles, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
32h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Cairns to Manchester via Auckland, Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,900
Flights from Cairns to Manchester via Brisbane, Los Angeles, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
34h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Cairns to Manchester via Brisbane, Los Angeles, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
31h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Cairns to New York JFK via Brisbane, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
28h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,800
Flights from Cairns to New York JFK via Auckland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
24h 14m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,900
Flights from Cairns to Worcester via Brisbane, Los Angeles, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
34h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from Cairns to Worcester via Sydney, Los Angeles, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
37h 34m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Cairns to Worcester via Sydney, San Francisco, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
38h 34m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Cairns to Newark via Brisbane, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
31h 24m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Cairns to Providence via Tokyo Narita, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
41h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,100
Flights from Cairns to Providence via Tokyo Narita, Chicago O'Hare, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
41h 50m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,500
Flights from Cairns to Providence via Tokyo Narita, Chicago O'Hare, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
43h 18m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Cairns to Boston via Auckland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 43m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,800
Flights from Cairns to New York JFK via Auckland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
24h 14m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,900
Flights from Cairns to Worcester via Sydney, Los Angeles, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
34h 1m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from Cairns to Worcester via Brisbane, Los Angeles, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
30h 48m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,900
Flights from Cairns to Worcester via Brisbane, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Ave. Duration
38h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Cairns to Worcester via Sydney, San Francisco, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
38h 34m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Brisbane, Los Angeles, Boston
Ave. Duration
32h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,700
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Sydney, Los Angeles, Boston
Ave. Duration
34h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,900
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Brisbane, Los Angeles, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
35h 42m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,700
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Sydney, San Francisco, Boston
Ave. Duration
35h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,900
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Auckland, Los Angeles, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
38h 57m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,200
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Auckland, San Francisco, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
38h 57m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,200
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Auckland, Vancouver, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
38h 57m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,300
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Auckland, Honolulu, Boston
Ave. Duration
36h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,400
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Auckland, Los Angeles, Boston
Ave. Duration
36h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,200
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Auckland, San Francisco, Boston
Ave. Duration
36h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,200
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Tokyo Narita, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
40h 2m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,400
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Auckland, Chicago O'Hare, Boston
Ave. Duration
37h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Auckland, Honolulu, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
38h 57m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,400
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Auckland, Chicago O'Hare, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
39h 57m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Tokyo Narita, Vancouver, New York JFK
Ave. Duration
40h 2m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,500
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Boston via Sydney, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
27h 52m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,900
Flights from Cairns to Boston via Brisbane, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
27h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Cairns to Boston via Sydney, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
26h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $2,700
Flights from Cairns to Boston via Auckland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 43m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,800
Flights from Cairns to New York JFK via Sydney, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
27h 20m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,100
Flights from Cairns to New York JFK via Brisbane, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
26h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,800
Flights from Cairns to New York JFK via Auckland, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
24h 42m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,900
Flights from Cairns to Newark via Brisbane, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
27h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Cairns to Newark via Sydney, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
26h 40m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cairns to Boston via Brisbane, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
25h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,400
Flights from Cairns to Manchester via Brisbane, Los Angeles, Newark
Ave. Duration
31h 21m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,900
Flights from Cairns to Manchester via Brisbane, San Francisco, Newark
Ave. Duration
31h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,700
Flights from Cairns to New York JFK via Brisbane, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,600
Flights from Cairns to Newark via Sydney, Houston
Ave. Duration
25h 7m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,800
Flights from Cairns to Newark via Brisbane, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
25h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,700
Flights from Cairns to Providence via Tokyo Narita, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
45h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,700
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Cairns to Boston via Auckland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,700
Flights from Cairns to Boston via Auckland, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
26h 43m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,800
Flights from Cairns to Newark via Auckland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
24h 11m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,900
Flights from Cairns to Newark via Auckland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 32m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,900
Flights from Cairns to Newark via Auckland, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
24h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,000
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Brisbane, Los Angeles, Boston
Ave. Duration
32h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,700
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Sydney, Los Angeles, Boston
Ave. Duration
34h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,900
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Auckland, San Francisco, Boston
Ave. Duration
36h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,200
Flights from Cairns to Hyannis via Auckland, Chicago O'Hare, Boston
Ave. Duration
37h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cairns to Manchester via Brisbane, Los Angeles, Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
33h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Cairns to Providence via Tokyo Narita, Chicago O'Hare, Baltimore
Ave. Duration
41h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $2,500
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Cairns to Boston via Brisbane, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
24h 53m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $3,100
Flights from Cairns to Newark via Brisbane, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
24h 51m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,400
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Cairns to New York JFK via Auckland, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
24h 14m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,900
Flights from Cairns to New York JFK via Auckland, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
24h 42m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cairns to New York JFK via Auckland, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 43m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,900
Flights from Cairns to Providence via Brisbane, San Francisco, Detroit
Ave. Duration
31h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Cairns to Newark via Brisbane, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$65 - $230
Business Seat - Adult
$75 - $260
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $200
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $350
First Class - Adult
$210 - $390
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$16 - $50
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$29 - $85
Business Seat - Adult
$30 - $95
First Class - Child 2-12
$55 - $90
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$100 - $160
First Class - Adult
$110 - $180
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
MBTA
Phone
+1-617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Worcester to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
Train from Providence to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $13
Website
MBTA
children 11 and under
$0
Adult
$11 - $13
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Barnstable Airport, Hyannis, MA to South Station, Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
peterpanbus.com

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