There are 5 ways to get from Cairns to Childers by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Hervey Bay (HVB) CNS - HVB
  2. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Childers

$229 - $609

Cheapest option

Bus  •  22 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Childers Gx411

$120 - $260

3 alternative options

Fly to Bundaberg  •  7 h 31 min

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

$186 - $570

Train, bus  •  21 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Bundaberg Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the bus from Bundaberg Train Station to Childers

Drive  •  18 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Childers 870.6 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Childers is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 18 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Childers is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 55 min and costs $300 - $850.

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The distance between Cairns and Childers is 1144 km. The road distance is 1393 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Cairns to Childers, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cairns and arriving at Childers. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 22 h 15 min.

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Cairns to Childers hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Cairns to Childers once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $260 and the journey takes 22 h 15 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Bundaberg via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Cairns to Bundaberg via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Bundaberg via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Bundaberg via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Cairns to Bundaberg via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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 Cairns Central Station to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
19 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$260
B-Quick
$143
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Childers
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$5 - $9
Flexifare
$13 - $18
Bus from Cairns to Childers
Ave. Duration
22 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $260
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
North Burnett Regional Council
Phone
1300 696 272
Email
admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au
Website
northburnett.qld.gov.au
Bus from Bundaberg Train Station to Childers
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
northburnett.qld.gov.au

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