There are 6 ways to get from Cairns to Gatton 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 Brisbane, bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Brisbane (BNE) CNS - BNE
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Gatton

$87 - $268

5 alternative options

Fly to Toowoomba  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Toowoomba (WTB) CNS - WTB

$169 - $951

Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Gold Coast (OOL) CNS - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Gatton

$109 - $428

Train, bus  •  26 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Gatton Gx701 / ...

$158 - $311

Bus  •  33 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Brisbane Gx411
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Gatton Gx701 / ...

$175 - $306

Drive  •  20 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Gatton 1092.5 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Gatton is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $360 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Gatton is to fly which takes 4 h 44 min and costs $220 - $1,300.

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The distance between Cairns and Gatton is 1359 km. The road distance is 1748 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to get from Cairns to Gatton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairns to Gatton. However, there are services departing from Cairns and arriving at Gatton via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 5 min.

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

Airnorth and Qantas fly from Cairns to Gatton 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairns to Gatton via Brisbane in around 33 h 5 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Cairns to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Toowoomba via Townsville
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
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 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Cairns to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
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
$150 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$275
B-Quick
$152
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Gatton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$15 - $21
Bus from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $280
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$160 - $240
Flexifare
$190 - $280
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Gatton
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au

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