• Our partners include:

  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber
  • Rentalcars.com

There are 8 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Brisbane, train  •  6 h 19 min

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

$89 - $242

7 alternative options

Fly to Hervey Bay, bus  •  9 h 36 min

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

$245 - $630

Fly to Maroochydore  •  8 h 53 min

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

$303 - $448

Fly to Gold Coast, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Gold Coast (OOL) CNS - OOL
  2. Take the train from Varsity Lakes, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
  3. Take the train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 1

$95 - $385

Train  •  22 h 5 min

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

$140 - $270

Bus Greyhound Australia  •  27 h

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Nambour Gx410

$140 - $240

Bus Premier Motor Service  •  27 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Cooroy

$176 - $230

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 $120 - $350 and takes 6 h 19 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Cairns to Nambour is to fly and train which costs $120 - $350 and takes 6 h 19 min.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cairns and arriving at Nambour. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 h.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cairns Central Station station and arriving at Nambour. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 h 5 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

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.

More details

It takes approximately 6 h 19 min to get from Cairns to Nambour, including transfers.

More details

Cairns to Nambour bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Cairns station.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Cairns to Nambour is to fly which takes 8 h 53 min and costs $420 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $200 - $370 and takes 22 h 5 min, you could also bus, which costs $200 - $330 and takes 27 h.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Cairns to Nambour.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 818.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 19 min

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

Jetstar, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Cairns to Nambour hourly. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cairns to Nambour once daily. 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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Hamilton Island, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Alice Springs, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
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 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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 Maroochydore via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $420
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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
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
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Eagle Junction, platform 4 to Nambour, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Train from Varsity Lakes, platform 2 to Central, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Train from Central, platform 6 to Nambour, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 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 Cairns Central Station to Nambour
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$262
B-Quick
$145
Bus operators
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 - Transit Center to Nambour
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $22
Flexifare
$23 - $35
Bus from Cairns to Nambour
Ave. Duration
27 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $240
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$140 - $210
Flexifare
$170 - $240
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
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

Want to know more about travelling around Australia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Cairns Airport to Brisbane Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

Search flights

Cairns to Nambour bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Nambour station.

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Cairns to Nambour is 1586 km. It takes approximately 21 h 22 min to drive from Cairns to Nambour.

Get driving directions

Cathay Pacific, Tigerair Australia, Qantas and two other airlines offer flights from Cairns Airport to Brisbane Airport.

Search flights

There are 568+ hotels available in Nambour. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Cairns to Cairns Airport is to shuttle which takes 15 min and costs $23 - $25.

More details