There are 7 ways to get from Cairns to Nambour by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Brisbane, train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Brisbane (BNE) CNS - BNE
  2. Take the train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Nambour, platform 3

$87 - $243

6 alternative options

Fly to Gold Coast, bus, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Gold Coast (OOL) CNS - OOL
  2. Take the bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
  3. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Nambour, platform 3

$109 - $418

Fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Hervey Bay (HVB) CNS - HVB
  2. Take the bus from Hervey Bay - Torquay to Nambour

$240 - $626

Fly to Maroochydore  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Maroochydore (MCY) CNS - MCY

$302 - $449

Train  •  22 h 5 min

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

$140 - $270

Bus  •  27 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Cooroy Gx411

$154 - $260

Drive  •  21 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Cairns to Nambour 991.2 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Nambour is to fly and train which costs $110 - $340 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Nambour is to fly and train which costs $110 - $340 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairns station to Nambour station. However, there are services departing from Cairns Central Station and arriving at Nambour station via Maple St near Myall St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cairns Central Station station and arriving at Nambour. Services depart five times a week. The journey takes approximately 22 h 5 min.

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The distance between Cairns and Nambour is 1309 km. The road distance is 1585.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Nambour without a car is to train which takes 22 h 5 min and costs $200 - $370.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Cairns to Nambour, including transfers.

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Cairns to Nambour bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Cairns Central Station.

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Cairns to Nambour train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Cairns Central Station.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Nambour is to fly which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $410 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $200 - $370 and takes 22 h 5 min, you could also bus, which costs $210 - $360 and takes 27 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Nambour.
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  • Distance: 818.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

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

Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Cairns to Nambour hourly. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cairns to Nambour 5 times a week. Tickets cost $140 - $270 and the journey takes 22 h 5 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $430
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Nambour, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Train from Roma Street, platform 9 to Nambour, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Nambour
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Nambour
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$270
B-Quick
$149
Bus operators
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Gold Coast Airport to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.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 Hervey Bay - Torquay to Nambour
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$16 - $23
Flexifare
$24 - $35
Bus from Cairns to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
27 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$150 - $220
Flexifare
$170 - $250
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Cooroy
Ave. Duration
26 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $230
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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