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There are 4 ways to get from Cairns to Mission Beach by bus, train, shuttle or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Mission / Wongaling Beach Big Cassowary

$27 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus, shuttle  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Mission Beach Gx458 / ...
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Big Cassowary to Mission Beach Tavern

$16 - $31

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Tully Spirit of Queensland

$71 - $89

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Mission Beach 86.9 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Mission Beach is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Mission Beach is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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The distance between Cairns and Mission Beach is 111 km. The road distance is 139.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Mission Beach without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 5 min and costs $35 - $50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Cairns to Mission Beach, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Mission Beach is to bus which takes 2 h 5 min and costs $35 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $130 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairns to Mission Beach is 139 km. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from Cairns to Mission Beach.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Mission Beach. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Mission Beach.
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  • Distance: 69.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

What companies run services between Cairns, QLD, Australia and Mission Beach, QLD, Australia?

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Cairns to Mission Beach once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cairns to Mission Beach once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $29 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Tully
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Mission / Wongaling Beach Big Cassowary
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Mission Beach
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$11 - $17
Flexifare
$19 - $27
Mission Link
Phone
+61 (0)407 337 661
Email
info@missionlink.com.au
Website
missionlink.com.au
Shuttle from Big Cassowary to Mission Beach Tavern
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
missionlink.com.au

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