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

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

$294 - $391

Cheapest option

Fly to Hobart  •  7 h 17 min

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

$289 - $372

4 alternative options

Fly to Launceston  •  7 h 27 min

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

$299 - $452

Train, car ferry, bus  •  2 days 20 h

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  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

$434 - $814

Bus, train, drive, car ferry  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  3. Take the train from Tamworth Station to Strathfield Station 224
  4. Drive from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf, Access Rd, Hill Rd to Port Melbourne
  5. Take the car ferry from Port Melbourne to Devonport
  6. Take the bus from Devonport to Hydro Building 700

$483 - $777

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 $390 - $550 and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Tasmania is to fly which takes 6 h 7 min and costs $390 - $550.

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The distance between Cairns and Tasmania is 2794 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 7 min to get from Cairns to Tasmania, including transfers.

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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
Tuesday and 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 Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $600
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Gold Coast, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Hamilton Island, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $550
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Launceston via Gold Coast, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
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
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Hobart via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
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
24 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$272
B-Quick
$150
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Tamworth Station to Strathfield Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$55 - $85
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 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $110
Sleeper
$150 - $180
Bus operators
Tassielink Transit
Greyhound Australia
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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