There are 5 ways to get from Cairns to Coffs Harbour 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 to Coffs Harbour  •  6 h 17 min

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

$197 - $262

Cheapest option

Bus  •  41 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Lismore Transit Centre 176
  3. Take the bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Prince St At Fitzroy St 695
  4. Take the bus from Grafton Fire Station, Prince St to Park Av At Little St 372

$191 - $337

3 alternative options

Fly to Armidale, bus  •  9 h 47 min

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

$227 - $393

Train  •  32 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Urunga Station 32

$210 - $368

Drive  •  25 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Coffs Harbour 1377.1 miles

$190 - $290

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Coffs Harbour is to fly which costs $260 - $360 and takes 6 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Coffs Harbour is to fly which costs $260 - $360 and takes 6 h 17 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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It takes approximately 6 h 17 min to get from Cairns to Coffs Harbour, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairns to Coffs Harbour. However, there are services departing from Cairns and arriving at Park Av At Little St via Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop, Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St and Grafton Fire Station, Prince St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 25 min.

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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 train from Cairns to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane Roma Street, Brisbane, Urunga Station, and Urunga in around 32 h 27 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 3 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $250
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Coffs Harbour via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $240
Flights from Cairns to Coffs Harbour via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $240
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Coffs Harbour via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $290
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Armidale via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $300
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$272
B-Quick
$150
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Urunga Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$35 - $60
1st Class
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$160 - $240
Flexifare
$190 - $270
Byron Easybus
Website
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 - $55
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 - $25
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Northern Rivers Buslines
Website
buslinesgroup.com.au
Bus from Lismore Transit Centre, Molesworth St to Prince St At Fitzroy St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
buslinesgroup.com.au
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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