There are 6 ways to get from Cairns to Gatton by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  4 h 58 min

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

$78 - $240

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Fly to Toowoomba  •  4 h 59 min

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

$169 - $950

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

$108 - $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 / ...

$155 - $306

Bus  •  31 h 15 min

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

$170 - $299

Drive  •  20 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Gatton 1092.5 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Gatton is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $330 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Gatton is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $330 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairns station to Gatton. However, there are services departing from Cairns Central Station and arriving at Gatton via Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 15 min.

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

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The best way to get from Cairns to Gatton without a car is to train and bus which takes 26 h 30 min and costs $210 - $420.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Cairns to Gatton, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cairns to Gatton is to fly which takes 4 h 59 min and costs $230 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $410 and takes 31 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Cairns Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Cairns to Gatton bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Gatton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairns to Gatton is 1748 km. It takes approximately 20 h 41 min to drive from Cairns to Gatton.

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Cathay Pacific, Tigerair Australia, Jetstar and two other airlines offer flights from Cairns Airport to Brisbane Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Gatton.
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  • Distance: 849.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

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

Airnorth and Qantas fly from Cairns to Gatton 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairns to Gatton via Brisbane in around 31 h 15 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
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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
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 27 min
When
Friday, Saturday 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
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
$140 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$270
B-Quick
$149
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 Brisbane International Airport to Gatton
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $13
Flexifare
$16 - $22
Bus from Brisbane to Gatton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$14 - $21
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 - $230
Flexifare
$190 - $270
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
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Gatton
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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