There are 4 ways to get from Cairns to Cloncurry 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.

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Fly  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Cloncurry (CNJ) CNS - CNJ

$195 - $631

Cheapest option

Bus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Townsville Gx454 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Cloncurry Bq321 / ...

$84 - $164

2 alternative options

Train  •  23 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Townsville Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the train from Townsville station to Cloncurry station The Inlander

$140 - $202

Drive  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Cloncurry 657.6 miles

$90 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Cloncurry is to drive which costs $120 - $190 and takes 12 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Cloncurry is to fly which costs $260 - $900 and takes 3 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairns to Cloncurry. However, there are services departing from Cairns and arriving at Cloncurry via Townsville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Cairns station to Cloncurry station. However, there are services departing from Cairns Central Station and arriving at Cloncurry station via Townsville station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 29 min.

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The distance between Cairns and Cloncurry is 695 km. The road distance is 1052.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Cloncurry without a car is to bus which takes 16 h and costs $110 - $230.

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Cairns to Cloncurry, including transfers.

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Cairns to Cloncurry bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Cairns station.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Cloncurry.
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  • Distance: 434.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and two other airlines fly from Cairns to Cloncurry once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairns to Cloncurry via Townsville in around 16 h.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Cloncurry via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Flights from Cairns to Cloncurry via Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Cloncurry via Townsville
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Townsville
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville station to Cloncurry station
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Townsville
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$29 - $45
Flexifare
$35 - $55
Bus from Townsville to Cloncurry
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $95
Flexifare
$80 - $110
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Townsville
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqld.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Cloncurry
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au

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