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

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Bus  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Mission / Wongaling Beach Big Cassowary Pm19

$41 - $56

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 3m

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

$134 - $173

Bus via Cairns  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Mission Beach Gx411

$89 - $102

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Cairns to Mission Beach 138.7 km

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Mission Beach is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Mission Beach is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 1h 47m.

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The distance between Cairns and Mission Beach is 111 km. The road distance is 138.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Mission Beach without a car is to bus which takes 2h 5m and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2h 5m 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 2h 5m and costs $40 - $60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $180 and takes 3h 3m.

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

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There are 79+ hotels available in Mission Beach. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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  • Distance: 111 km
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

Premier Motor Service operates a bus from Cairns Central Station to Mission / Wongaling Beach Big Cassowary once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 2h. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cairns Central Station to Tully 5 times a week. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Mission / Wongaling Beach Big Cassowary
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
Premier Motor Service
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Mission Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$30 - $45
Premium
$35 - $50
Advantage
$35 - $45

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