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

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Bus  •  35m

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Kuranda

$7 - $11

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Train  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the train from Cairns station to Kuranda station

$9 - $55

Taxi  •  29m

  1. Take a taxi from Cairns to Kuranda 18.5 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  29m

  1. Drive from Cairns to Kuranda 18.5 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  29m

  1. Take an Uber from Cairns to Kuranda 18.5 miles

$30 - $45

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cairns Central Station station and arriving at Kuranda. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35m.

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

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The distance between Cairns and Kuranda is 18 km. The road distance is 29.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Kuranda without a car is to bus which takes 35m and costs $10 - $16.

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The bus from Cairns Central Station to Kuranda takes 35m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Cairns to Kuranda bus services, operated by Trans North Bus & Coach, arrive at Cairns Central Station.

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

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The best way to get from Cairns to Kuranda is to bus which takes 35m and costs $10 - $16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $13 - $75 and takes 1h 55m.

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  • Distance: 11.2 miles
  • Duration: 35m

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

Trans North Bus & Coach operates a bus from Cairns to Kuranda 4 times a day. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 35m. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cairns to Kuranda twice daily. Tickets cost $9 - $55 and the journey takes 1h 55m.

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
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $55
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Queensland Rail Travel
Heritage
$36
Royal
$52
Bus operators
Trans North Bus & Coach
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Kuranda
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Other operators
Uber Cairns
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cairns to Kuranda
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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uber.com
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
Taxi from Cairns to Kuranda
Ave. Duration
29m
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Cairns Taxis
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
cairnstaxis.com.au

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Cairns to Kuranda bus services, operated by Trans North Bus & Coach, arrive at Kuranda station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairns to Kuranda is 30 km. It takes approximately 29m to drive from Cairns to Kuranda.

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There are 493+ hotels available in Kuranda. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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