There are 2 ways to get from Cairns to Hinchinbrook Island by bus, ferry or train

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Bus, ferry  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Cardwell Gx454 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Carwell to Ramsay Bay

$96 - $113

1 alternative option

Train, ferry  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Cardwell Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the ferry from Carwell to Ramsay Bay

$107 - $117

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The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Hinchinbrook Island is to bus and ferry which costs $130 - $160 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Hinchinbrook Island is to bus and ferry which costs $130 - $160 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The distance between Cairns and Hinchinbrook Island is 164 km.

The best way to get from Cairns to Hinchinbrook Island without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $130 - $160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to get from Cairns to Hinchinbrook Island, including transfers.

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There are six+ hotels available in Hinchinbrook Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Hinchinbrook Island.
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  • Distance: 102.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 57 min

What companies run services between Cairns, QLD, Australia and Hinchinbrook Island, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Cairns to Hinchinbrook Island. However, you can take the bus to Cardwell, take the walk to Carwell, then take the ferry to Ramsay Bay. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cairns to Hinchinbrook Island via Cardwell and Carwell in around 5 h 27 min.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Cardwell
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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 Cairns to Cardwell
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $22
Flexifare
$23 - $35
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Cardwell Brasenose Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Ferry operators
Absolute North Charters
Phone
+61 (0) 419 712 577
Website
absolutenorthcharters.com.au
Ferry from Carwell to Ramsay Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$81
Schedules at
absolutenorthcharters.com.au
Book at
absolutenorthcharters.com.au

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