There are 6 ways to get from Cairns to Caloundra 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.

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Fly to Brisbane, train  •  6 h

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Brisbane (BNE) CNS - BNE
  2. Take the train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1

$90 - $249

5 alternative options

Fly to Maroochydore  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Maroochydore (MCY) CNS - MCY

$302 - $449

Fly to Gold Coast, bus, train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Gold Coast (OOL) CNS - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  3. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Landsborough, platform 1

$115 - $412

Train  •  23 h 53 min

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

$159 - $287

Bus  •  30 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Mooloolaba Gx411

$164 - $264

Drive  •  21 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Caloundra 1008.2 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Caloundra is to fly and train which costs $120 - $340 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Caloundra is to fly and train which takes 6 h and costs $120 - $340.

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The distance between Cairns and Caloundra is 1335 km. The road distance is 1613 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairns to Caloundra. However, there are services departing from Cairns and arriving at Caloundra station via Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 3 min.

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

Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Cairns to Caloundra hourly. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cairns to Caloundra 5 times a week. Tickets cost $150 - $280 and the journey takes 22 h 5 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 6 to Landsborough, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Nambour
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$275
B-Quick
$151
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$160 - $230
Flexifare
$190 - $260

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