There are 2 ways to get from Cairns to Karumba by plane, taxi 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, taxi  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Normanton (NTN) CNS - NTN
  2. Take a taxi from Normanton to Karumba

$346 - $738

1 alternative option

Drive  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Karumba 471.7 miles

$65 - $100

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

There is no direct connection from Cairns to Karumba. However, you can take the taxi to Cairns airport, fly to Normanton, then take the taxi to Karumba. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Karumba.

Regional Express
Flights from Cairns to Normanton
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Other operators
Taxi from Normanton to Karumba
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cairns and Karumba is 527 km. The road distance is 755 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Karumba is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 9 h 6 min.

The quickest way to get from Cairns to Karumba is to fly and taxi which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $450 - $1,000.

It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Cairns to Karumba, including transfers.