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There are 7 ways to get from Cairns to Gatton by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Brisbane, bus  •  6h 5m

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

$80 - $239

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Fly to Gold Coast, bus  •  8h 10m

  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

$110 - $427

Fly to Toowoomba  •  8h 41m

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

$170 - $949

Train, bus  •  26h 30m

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

$151 - $298

Bus  •  30h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Brisbane Gx410
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Gatton Gx701 / ...

$152 - $280

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  31h 15m

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

$157 - $278

Drive  •  20h 41m

  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 $110 - $340 and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Gatton is to fly and bus which costs $110 - $340 and takes 6h 5m.

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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 30h 35m.

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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 26h 30m and costs $210 - $420.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m to get from Cairns to Gatton, including transfers.

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Cairns to Gatton bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Cairns station.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Gatton is to fly which takes 8h 41m and costs $230 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $400 and takes 30h 35m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Gatton.
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  • Distance: 849.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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

Qantas, Jetstar and three other airlines fly from Cairns to Gatton every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cairns to Gatton via Brisbane in around 30h 35m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Townsville
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Toowoomba via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Toowoomba via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Flights from Cairns to Toowoomba via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $340
Flights from Cairns to Toowoomba via Hamilton Island, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,200
Flights from Cairns to Toowoomba via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $340
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Cairns to Toowoomba via Townsville
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
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
24h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$262
B-Quick
$145
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
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$8 - $12
Flexifare
$15 - $22
Bus from Brisbane to Gatton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$14 - $20
Bus from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$150 - $220
Flexifare
$180 - $250
Byron Easybus
Phone
+612 6685 7447
Email
info@byronbus.com
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
Byron Easybus
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Gatton
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
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
$150 - $250
Website
Premier Motor Service

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

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

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There are 17+ hotels available in Gatton. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Cairns Airport is to shuttle which takes 15m and costs $23 - $25.

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