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

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Bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Kuranda

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Train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns station to Kuranda station

$9 - $55

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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 - $45

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

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

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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. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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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. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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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 35 min and costs .

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

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Cairns to Kuranda bus services, operated by QConnect - Trans North, 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 35 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs $13 - $75 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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  • Distance: 11.2 miles
  • Duration: 35 min

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

QConnect - Trans North operates a bus from Cairns to Kuranda 4 times a day, and the journey takes 35 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
$37
Royal
$54
Bus operators
QConnect - Trans North
Phone
(07) 4095 8644
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Kuranda
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Other operators
Uber Cairns
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Cairns to Kuranda
Ave. Duration
29 min
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
29 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Cairns Taxis
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
cairnstaxis.com.au

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Cairns to Kuranda bus services, operated by QConnect - Trans North, 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 29 min to drive from Cairns to Kuranda.

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There are 452+ hotels available in Kuranda. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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