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There are 8 ways to get from Cairns to Tasmania by plane, train, car, car ferry or bus

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 Devonport  •  6h 39m

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Devonport (DPO) CNS - DPO

$295 - $390

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Fly to Hobart  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Hobart (HBA) CNS - HBA

$299 - $371

Fly to Launceston  •  8h 27m

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Launceston (LST) CNS - LST

$300 - $442

Train, drive, car ferry, bus via Devonport  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Drive from Cronulla Station to Port Melbourne
  4. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  5. Take the bus from Devonport to Hydro Building 700

$432 - $728

Train, drive, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 17h

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Drive from Cronulla Station to Port Melbourne
  4. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  5. Take the bus from Spirit to Hydro Building 700

$432 - $728

Bus, drive, car ferry  •  2 days 21h

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
  3. Drive from Convention Centre, Darling Dr to Port Melbourne
  4. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  5. Take the bus from Devonport to Hydro Building 700

$406 - $718

Bus, drive, car ferry via Cronulla Station  •  3 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Chatswood
  3. Drive from Cronulla Station to Port Melbourne
  4. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  5. Take the bus from Spirit to Hydro Building 700

$412 - $708

Drive, car ferry  •  46h 34m

  1. Drive from Cairns to Port Melbourne
  2. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  3. Drive from Devonport to Hobart

$375 - $587

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Tasmania is to fly which costs $420 - $550 and takes 7h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Tasmania is to fly which costs $410 - $550 and takes 6h 39m.

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The distance between Cairns and Tasmania is 2794 km.

It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from Cairns to Tasmania, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cairns Airport to Devonport Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 15m and has one stopover.

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Tasmania is 1h ahead of Cairns. It is currently 2:29 AM in Cairns and 3:29 AM in Tasmania.

Tigerair Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Cairns Airport to Devonport Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in Tasmania. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Tasmania.
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  • Distance: 1746 miles
  • Duration: 6h 39m

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

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Cairns to Devonport hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Devonport via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Cairns to Devonport via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Devonport via Hamilton Island, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Gold Coast, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $420
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Gold Coast, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Sydney
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $340
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
24h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$262
B-Quick
$145
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Bus operators
Tassielink Transit
Phone
+61 1300 300 520
Email
info@tassielink.com.au
Website
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Devonport to Hydro Building
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Tassielink Transit
Bus from Spirit to Hydro Building
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
Tassielink Transit
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 Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$150 - $220
Flexifare
$180 - $250
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$75 - $110
Flexifare
$95 - $140
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
29h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $250
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Chatswood
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
Premier Motor Service
Ferry operators
Spirit of Tasmania

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