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There are 4 ways to get from Cairns to Home Hill by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Home Hill Gx410

$35 - $70

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Train  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Home Hill Spirit of Queensland

$50 - $75

Drive  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Home Hill 278.9 miles

$40 - $60

Fly, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Townsville (TSV) CNS - TSV
  2. Take the train from Townsville to Home Hill

$123 - $399

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The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Home Hill is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Home Hill is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cairns and arriving at Home Hill. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cairns Central Station station and arriving at Home Hill. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 39 min.

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The distance between Cairns and Home Hill is 351 km. The road distance is 446.2 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Home Hill without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $50 - $95.

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The bus from Cairns to Home Hill takes 6 h 35 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Cairns to Home Hill train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Cairns Central Station.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Home Hill is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $50 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $110 and takes 7 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Home Hill.
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  • Distance: 219.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

What companies run services between Cairns, QLD, Australia and Home Hill, QLD, Australia?

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Cairns to Home Hill once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $70 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min. Premier Motor Service also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cairns to Home Hill once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7 h 39 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Townsville
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Townsville
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Home Hill
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Townsville to Home Hill
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
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Queensland Rail Travel
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 Home Hill
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$35 - $55
Flexifare
$45 - $70
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Home Hill
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
Premier Motor Service

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The quickest flight from Cairns Airport to Townsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Cairns to Home Hill train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Home Hill station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairns to Home Hill is 446 km. It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to drive from Cairns to Home Hill.

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Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Cairns Airport to Townsville Airport.

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There are nine+ hotels available in Home Hill. 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 15 min and costs $23 - $25.

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