There are 7 ways to get from Cairns to Tasmania by plane, train, bus, car ferry 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 Devonport  •  6 h 7 min

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

$294 - $391

6 alternative options

Fly to Hobart  •  6 h 43 min

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

$298 - $372

Fly to Launceston  •  7 h 42 min

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

$299 - $452

Train, bus, car ferry  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Grafton Station 32
  3. Take the bus from Grafton City South to Sydney
  4. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  5. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  6. Take the bus from Devonport to Hydro Building 700

$434 - $792

Bus, train, car ferry  •  3 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  5. Take the bus from Devonport to Hydro Building 700

$486 - $781

Bus, train, car ferry via Cairns  •  3 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Southern Cross 623 / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  5. Take the bus from Spirit to Brisbane St Bus Terminus 700

$459 - $797

Drive, car ferry  •  2 days 0 h

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

$380 - $587

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Tasmania is to fly which costs $400 - $550 and takes 6 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Tasmania is to fly which costs $400 - $550 and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The distance between Cairns and Tasmania is 2794 km.

The best way to get from Cairns to Tasmania without a car is to train and bus and car ferry which takes 2 days 20 h and costs $550 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 6 h 7 min 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 6 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Tigerair Australia, Airnorth, 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 taxi which takes 7 min and costs $20 - $25.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Tasmania.
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  • Distance: 1746 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 7 min

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

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

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Devonport via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Cairns to Devonport via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Devonport via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Devonport via Hamilton Island, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $950
Flights from Cairns to Devonport via Toowoomba, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Cairns to Devonport via Alice Springs, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Devonport via Adelaide, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $410
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $480
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Gold Coast, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Friday
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
24 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$270
B-Quick
$149
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Grafton Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Central Station to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
10 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $170
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Grafton City South to Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Tassielink Transit
Website
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Devonport to Hydro Building
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
tassielink.com.au
Bus from Spirit to Brisbane St Bus Terminus
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
tassielink.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 Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$160 - $240
Flexifare
$190 - $270
Ferry operators

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