There are 4 ways to get from Cairns to Karumba by plane, car or bus

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Fly to Normanton  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Normanton (NTN) CNS - NTN

$207 - $567

Cheapest option

Fly to Kowanyama, drive  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Kowanyama (KWM) CNS - KWM
  2. Drive from Kowanyama to Karumba

$92 - $427

2 alternative options

Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Drive  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Karumba 471.7 miles

$65 - $100

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cairns Central Station station and arriving at Karumba. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 11 h.

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The distance between Cairns and Karumba is 527 km. The road distance is 754.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Karumba without a car is to bus which takes 11 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Cairns to Karumba, including transfers.

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Cairns to Karumba bus services, operated by QConnect - Trans North, arrive at Cairns Central Station.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Karumba is to fly which takes 4 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h.

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The quickest flight from Cairns Airport to Normanton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Cairns to Karumba bus services, operated by QConnect - Trans North, arrive at Karumba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairns to Karumba is 755 km. It takes approximately 9 h 6 min to drive from Cairns to Karumba.

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Regional Express offers flights from Cairns Airport to Normanton Airport.

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  • Distance: 329.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

Regional Express flies from Cairns to Karumba 5 times a week. Alternatively, QConnect - Trans North operates a bus from Cairns to Karumba 3 times a week, and the journey takes 11 h.

Airlines
Okapi Airlines
Flights from Cairns to Kowanyama
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Cairns to Kowanyama via Emerald
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Kowanyama
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Cairns to Kowanyama via Emerald
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Normanton
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Bus operators
QConnect - Trans North
Phone
(07) 4095 8644
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au

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There are five+ hotels available in Karumba. 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 .

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