There are 8 ways to get from Cairns to Coffs Harbour by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Coffs Harbour  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Coffs Harbour (CFS) CNS - CFS

$199 - $260

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Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Gold Coast (OOL) CNS - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Lismore Transit Centre
  3. Take the bus from Lismore to Coffs Harbour

$129 - $432

6 alternative options

Fly to Port Macquarie, bus  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Port Macquarie (PQQ) CNS - PQQ
  2. Take the bus from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour

$207 - $354

Fly to Armidale, bus  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Armidale (ARM) CNS - ARM
  2. Take the bus from University of New England to Coffs Harbour

$308 - $791

Train, bus  •  31 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Grafton Station 32
  3. Take the bus from Grafton City South to Coffs Harbour

$182 - $319

Bus  •  38 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Lismore Transit Centre 176
  3. Take the bus from Lismore to Coffs Harbour

$227 - $329

Bus, train  •  39 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Brisbane
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Grafton Station 32
  3. Take the bus from Grafton Fire Station, Prince St to Park Av At Little St 372

$196 - $312

Drive  •  25 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Coffs Harbour 1377.1 miles

$190 - $290

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairns station to Coffs Harbour. However, there are services departing from Cairns Central Station and arriving at Coffs Harbour via Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop and Lismore. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 5 min.

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The distance between Cairns and Coffs Harbour is 1664 km. The road distance is 2203.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Coffs Harbour without a car is to train and bus which takes 31 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Cairns to Coffs Harbour, including transfers.

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Cairns to Coffs Harbour bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Cairns Central Station.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Coffs Harbour is to fly which takes 7 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 38 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cairns Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Cairns to Coffs Harbour bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Coffs Harbour station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairns to Coffs Harbour is 2203 km. It takes approximately 25 h 47 min to drive from Cairns to Coffs Harbour.

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Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Cairns Airport to Coffs Harbour Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Coffs Harbour.
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  • Distance: 1039.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

What companies run services between Cairns, QLD, Australia and Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and three other airlines fly from Cairns to Coffs Harbour hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairns to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane, Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop, Lismore Transit Centre, and Lismore in around 38 h 5 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Flights from Cairns to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Flights from Cairns to Coffs Harbour via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $330
Flights from Cairns to Coffs Harbour via Alice Springs, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Flights from Cairns to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Cairns to Port Macquarie via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Port Macquarie via Alice Springs, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Armidale via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Armidale via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Armidale via Alice Springs, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
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 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $240
Flights from Cairns to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $240
Flights from Cairns to Port Macquarie via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Cairns to Port Macquarie via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Cairns to Port Macquarie via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $270
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$263
B-Quick
$145
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Lismore to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Grafton City South to Coffs Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Lismore Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Lismore Transit Centre
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Brisbane to Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
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 Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $260
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$160 - $230
Flexifare
$190 - $260
Forest Coach Lines
Website
forestcoachlines.com.au
Bus from Grafton Fire Station, Prince St to Park Av At Little St
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
forestcoachlines.com.au

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There are 183+ hotels available in Coffs Harbour. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Cairns Airport is to shuttle which takes 15 min and costs .

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