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

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Fly to Wagga Wagga  •  7h 42m

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Wagga Wagga (WGA) CNS - WGA

$297 - $440

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Train  •  47h 12m

  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 Wagga Wagga 621 / ...

$198 - $601

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Fly to Albury, train  •  8h 51m

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Albury (ABX) CNS - ABX
  2. Take the train from Albury to Wagga Wagga

$325 - $673

Fly to Canberra, bus  •  11h

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Canberra (CBR) CNS - CBR
  2. Take the bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Wagga Wagga Station, Coach Bay 1

$315 - $760

Bus via Tamworth  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
  3. Take the bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 4 362
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 2 to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 2 792
  5. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 1 to Wagga Wagga Station, Coach Bay 1 703

$339 - $517

Bus  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Canberra
  4. Take the bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Wagga Wagga Station, Coach Bay 1 703 / ...

$361 - $640

Drive  •  29h 33m

  1. Drive from Cairns to Wagga Wagga 2511.3 km

$320 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Wagga Wagga is to fly which costs $290 - $440 and takes 7h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Wagga Wagga is to fly which costs $290 - $440 and takes 7h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairns station to Wagga Wagga station. However, there are services departing from Cairns Central Station and arriving at Wagga Wagga Station, Coach Bay 1 via Brisbane, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 2 and Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 5h.

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No, there is no direct train from Cairns station to Wagga Wagga. However, there are services departing from Cairns Central Station and arriving at Wagga Wagga via Brisbane and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47h 12m.

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The distance between Cairns and Wagga Wagga is 2030 km. The road distance is 2511.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Wagga Wagga without a car is to train which takes 47h 12m and costs $190 - $600.

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It takes approximately 7h 42m to get from Cairns to Wagga Wagga, including transfers.

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Cairns to Wagga Wagga bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, depart from Cairns Central Station.

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Cairns to Wagga Wagga train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Cairns Central Station.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Wagga Wagga is to fly which takes 7h 42m and costs $290 - $440. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $600 and takes 47h 12m, you could also bus via Tamworth, which costs $330 - $550 and takes 2 days 5h.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Wagga Wagga.
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  • Distance: 2030.2 km
  • Duration: 7h 42m

What companies run services between Cairns, QLD, Australia and Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and three other airlines fly from Cairns to Wagga Wagga hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cairns to Wagga Wagga via Brisbane Roma Street, Brisbane, and Central Station in around 47h 12m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Wagga Wagga via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Cairns to Wagga Wagga via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Wagga Wagga via Hamilton Island, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Wagga Wagga via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $470
Flights from Cairns to Albury via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Albury via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Flights from Cairns to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Canberra via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Cairns to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $750
Flights from Cairns to Canberra via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Albury via Sydney
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Albury via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Canberra via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Cairns to Canberra via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Cairns to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Cairns to Canberra via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Wagga Wagga via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Canberra via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $440
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Albury to Wagga Wagga
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $140
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XPT bookings
Economy
$22 - $30
First
$30 - $45
Sleeper
$120 - $140
Train from Central Station to Wagga Wagga
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $190
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XPT bookings
Economy
$45 - $65
First
$65 - $90
Sleeper
$160 - $190
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Albury Station, Platform 1 to Wagga Wagga Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Train from Central Station to Wagga Wagga Station, Platform 1
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
Transport NSW
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 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $380
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy- B-Quick fare
$150 - $220
Economy- A-choice fare
$260 - $380
A-Choice
$369
B-Quick
$203
Bus operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Wagga Wagga Station, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 4
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 2 to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 2
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 1 to Wagga Wagga Station, Coach Bay 1
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
29h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $350
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Sydney
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
Premier Motor Service
Crisps Coaches
Phone
(07) 4661 8333
Email
reservations@crisps.com.au
Website
crisps.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
crisps.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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma Street to Sydney
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$120 - $160
Premium
$150 - $210
Advantage
$160 - $200
Bus from Central Station to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$45 - $65
Premium
$55 - $75
Advantage
$55 - $70
Murrays Coaches
Phone
(61) 13 22 51
Email
reservations@murrays.com.au
Website
murrays.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Canberra
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
Murrays Coaches

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

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Cairns to Wagga Wagga bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Wagga Wagga Station, Coach Bay 1.

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Wagga Wagga is 1h ahead of Cairns. It is currently 12:26 PM in Cairns and 1:26 PM in Wagga Wagga.

Cairns to Wagga Wagga train services, operated by XPT, arrive at Wagga Wagga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairns to Wagga Wagga is 2511 km. It takes approximately 29h 33m to drive from Cairns to Wagga Wagga.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia, Regional Express and two other airlines offer flights from Cairns Airport to Wagga Wagga Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Wagga Wagga. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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

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