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There are 8 ways to get from Cairns to Flinders Ranges by plane, bus or train

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 Whyalla, bus

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Whyalla (WYA)
  2. Take the bus from Whyalla to Port Augusta
  3. Take the bus from Quorn to Parachilna

Cheapest

Fly to Adelaide, bus

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Adelaide (ADL)
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Parachilna

Fly to Olympic Dam, travel

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Olympic Dam (OLP)
  2. Travel from Olympic Dam to Flinders Ranges

Fly to Port Lincoln, bus

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Port Lincoln (PLO)
  2. Take the bus from Port Lincoln to Port Augusta
  3. Take the bus from Quorn to Parachilna

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station
  3. Take the train from Sydney Central Station to Adelaide Parklands
  4. Take the bus from Adelaide to Parachilna

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury
  4. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
  5. Take the bus from Adelaide to Parachilna

Train, Great Southern Rail Line, bus

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the Great Southern Rail Line from Brisbane to Adelaide
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Parachilna

Bus, Great Southern Rail Line

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
  2. Take the Great Southern Rail Line from Brisbane to Adelaide
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Parachilna

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The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Flinders Ranges is to fly and bus which costs $370 - $1,200 and takes 14h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Cairns to Flinders Ranges is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost $370 - $1,200 and takes 14h 44m.

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The distance between Cairns and Flinders Ranges is 1716 km.

The best way to get from Cairns to Flinders Ranges without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 days 5h and costs $800 - $2,900.

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It takes approximately 13h 18m to get from Cairns to Flinders Ranges, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cairns Airport to Whyalla Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Cairns Airport to Whyalla Airport.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Cairns Airport is to shuttle which takes 9 min and costs $23 - $25.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Flinders Ranges.
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  • Distance: 1716 km
  • Duration: 13h 18m

What companies run services between Cairns, QLD, Australia and Flinders Ranges, SA, Australia?

You can take a bus from Cairns to Flinders Ranges via Roma Street busway, platform 2, King George Square, 2E, Brisbane, Sydney, Albury, 85 Franklin St, Adelaide, and Parachilna in around 3 days 6h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from Cairns to Port Lincoln via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Port Lincoln via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Cairns to Port Lincoln via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Cairns to Port Lincoln via Gold Coast, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Cairns to Port Lincoln via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Olympic Dam via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Olympic Dam via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cairns to Olympic Dam via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Olympic Dam via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$95 - $140
First Class
$130 - $200
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@journeybeyondrail.com.au
Website
journeybeyondrail.com.au
Train from Sydney Central Station to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$390 - $2,200
Book at
Journey Beyond
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$400
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$650 - $900
Low Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$850 - $1,100
GOLD TWIN
$850 - $1,300
GOLD SINGLE
$700 - $1,300
PLATINUM
$1,700 - $2,200
Great Southern
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
journeybeyondrail.com.au
Train from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 days 21h
Frequency
Once a week
Book at
Great Southern
Bus operators
Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
adlterm@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
stateliner.com.au
Bus from Whyalla to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
stateliner.com.au
Bus from Port Lincoln to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
stateliner.com.au
Genesis Transport
Phone
(08) 8552 4000
Email
genesis@genesistransport.com.au
Website
genesistransport.com.au
Bus from Quorn to Parachilna
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
genesistransport.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Parachilna
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$169
Schedules at
genesistransport.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
29h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
Premier Motor Service
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$140 - $210
Advantage
$170 - $250
Premium
$180 - $270
Bus from Sydney to Albury
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$85 - $130
Advantage
$100 - $160
Premium
$110 - $170
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$100 - $140

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