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There are 9 ways to get from Cairns to Woomera by plane, bus, taxi, train or car

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Fly to Whyalla, bus

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Whyalla (WYA)
  2. Take the bus from Whyalla to Port Augusta
  3. Take the bus from Port Augusta to Pimba

Fly to Olympic Dam, taxi

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Olympic Dam (OLP)
  2. Take a taxi from Olympic Dam to Woomera

Fly to Adelaide, bus

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Adelaide (ADL)
  2. Take the bus from Adelaide to Pimba

Fly to Port Lincoln, bus

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Port Lincoln (PLO)
  2. Take the bus from Port Lincoln to Port Augusta
  3. Take the bus from Port Augusta to Pimba

Bus

  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
  4. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1 to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop
  5. Take the bus from Broken Hill Town Coach Stop to Adelaide Central Bus Station, Franklin St
  6. Take the bus from Adelaide to Pimba

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station
  3. Take the train from Sydney Central Station to Adelaide Parklands
  4. Take the bus from Adelaide to Pimba

Train, Great Southern Rail Line, bus

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the Great Southern Rail Line from Brisbane to Adelaide
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Pimba

Bus, Great Southern Rail Line

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Brisbane
  2. Take the Great Southern Rail Line from Brisbane to Adelaide
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Pimba

Drive

  1. Drive from Cairns to Woomera
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Woomera is to fly and bus which costs $280 - $650 and takes 12h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Woomera is to fly and taxi which costs $390 - $1,100 and takes 7h 50m.

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The distance between Cairns and Woomera is 1827 km. The road distance is 3394.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Woomera without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 21h and costs $470 - $750.

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It takes approximately 11h 42m to get from Cairns to Woomera, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cairns Airport to Whyalla Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 35m and has one stopover.

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Woomera is 30 min behind Cairns. It is currently 12:51 PM in Cairns and 12:21 PM in Woomera.

Yes, the driving distance between Cairns to Woomera is 3394 km. It takes approximately 34h 35m to drive from Cairns to Woomera.

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Virgin Australia, Regional Express, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Cairns Airport to Whyalla Airport.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Cairns Airport is to shuttle which takes 9 min and costs $23 - $25.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Woomera.
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  • Distance: 1826.7 km
  • Duration: 11h 42m

What companies run services between Cairns, QLD, Australia and Woomera, SA, Australia?

You can take a bus from Cairns to Woomera via Brisbane, Tamworth Station, Coach Stop, Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1, Broken Hill Town Coach Stop, Adelaide, and Pimba in around 2 days 21h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,400
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Port Lincoln via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Cairns to Port Lincoln via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from Cairns to Port Lincoln via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Port Lincoln via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cairns to Port Lincoln via Gold Coast, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Olympic Dam via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Olympic Dam via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,200
Flights from Cairns to Olympic Dam via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Cairns to Olympic Dam via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Whyalla via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,400
Flights from Cairns to Port Lincoln via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$95 - $140
First Class
$130 - $200
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@journeybeyondrail.com.au
Website
journeybeyondrail.com.au
Train from Sydney Central Station to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
26h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$390 - $2,200
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Journey Beyond
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$400
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$650 - $900
Low Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$850 - $1,100
GOLD TWIN
$850 - $1,300
GOLD SINGLE
$700 - $1,300
PLATINUM
$1,700 - $2,200
Great Southern
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
journeybeyondrail.com.au
Train from Brisbane to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
2 days 21h
Frequency
Once a week
Book at
Great Southern
Bus operators
Stateliner
Phone
1300 851 345
Email
adlterm@premierstateliner.com.au
Website
stateliner.com.au
Bus from Whyalla to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
stateliner.com.au
Bus from Port Lincoln to Port Augusta
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
stateliner.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 Port Augusta to Pimba
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$28 - $45
Advantage
$30 - $50
Premium
$35 - $55
Bus from Adelaide to Pimba
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$70 - $110
Advantage
$80 - $120
Premium
$85 - $130
Bus from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$270 - $400
Advantage
$330 - $480
Premium
$350 - $550
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
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
$140 - $220
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
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
crisps.com.au
NSW TrainLink
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Tamworth Station, Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 4
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 1 to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Bus from Broken Hill Town Coach Stop to Adelaide Central Bus Station, Franklin St
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Other operators
Taxi from Olympic Dam to Woomera
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Roxby Taxi
Phone
+61 8 8671 0400
Website
131008.com

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