There are 5 ways to get from Cairns to Kuranda by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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

Line 111 bus  •  46 min

  1. Take the line 111 bus from Cairns City Bus Station Platform 2 to James Cook University Bus Station 111 / ...

$39 - $50

Cheapest option

Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns station to Kuranda station

$9 - $55

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cairns to Kuranda 18.5 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Kuranda 18.5 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  29 min

  1. Take an Uber from Cairns to Kuranda 18.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The distance between Cairns and Kuranda is 18 km. The road distance is 30 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Kuranda is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 29 min.

The quickest way to get from Cairns to Kuranda is to taxi which takes 29 min and costs $75 - $95.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cairns station and arriving at Kuranda station. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 46 min to get from Cairns to Kuranda, including transfers.

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

TRANSLink QLD operates a bus from Cairns to Kuranda every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $6 and the journey takes 27 min. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cairns to Kuranda twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns station to Kuranda station
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $55
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Heritage
$38
Royal
$55
Bus operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Cairns City Bus Station Platform 2 to James Cook University Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Other operators
Uber Cairns
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cairns to Kuranda
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$30 - $50
uberX
$30 - $50
Taxi from Cairns to Kuranda
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Cairns Taxis
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
cairnstaxis.com.au

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