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

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Fly to Maroochydore  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Maroochydore (MCY) CNS - MCY

$177 - $684

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Fly to Brisbane, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Brisbane (BNE) CNS - BNE
  2. Take the train from Eagle Junction station, platform 4 to Landsborough station, platform 1

$132 - $314

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Fly to Gold Coast, shuttle  •  6h 59m

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Gold Coast (OOL) CNS - OOL
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Kawana Waters

$199 - $593

Train  •  22h 54m

  1. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Nambour Spirit of Queensland

$241 - $464

Bus  •  28h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Mooloolaba Pm19

$143 - $215

Bus via Cairns  •  28h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Cairns to Mooloolaba Gx411

$237 - $398

Drive  •  21h 8m

  1. Drive from Cairns to Wurtulla 1767.3 km

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Wurtulla is to fly and train which costs $130 - $320 and takes 6h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Wurtulla is to fly which costs $170 - $700 and takes 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cairns station to Wurtulla. However, there are services departing from Cairns Central Station and arriving at Nicklin Way at Wurtulla Shopping Village via Brisbane Rd at Mooloolaba Bowls Club. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 1m.

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The distance between Cairns and Wurtulla is 1331 km. The road distance is 1767.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Wurtulla without a car is to train which takes 22h 54m and costs $240 - $470.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Cairns to Wurtulla, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cairns to Wurtulla is to fly which takes 4h 15m and costs $170 - $700. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $240 - $470 and takes 22h 54m, you could also bus, which costs $140 - $220 and takes 28h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Cairns Airport to Maroochydore Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Cairns to Wurtulla bus services, operated by Premier Motor Service, arrive at Mooloolaba station.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Wurtulla.
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  • Distance: 1330.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 15m

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

Alliance Airlines flies from Cairns to Wurtulla 3 times a week. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Cairns Central Station to Nambour 5 times a week. Tickets cost $160 - $370 and the journey takes 22h 30m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane via Townsville
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Maroochydore
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Eagle Junction station, platform 4 to Landsborough station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Nambour
Ave. Duration
22h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $370
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Queensland Rail Travel
Economy-B-Quick fare
$160 - $230
Economy-A-Choice Fare
$240 - $340
A-Choice
$369
B-Quick
$203
Bus operators
Coast 2 Coast Bus Service
Phone
+61 (0) 435 031 564
Email
info@coast2coastbuses.com
Website
coast2coastbuses.com
Shuttle from Gold Coast Airport (OOL) to Kawana Waters
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
coast2coastbuses.com
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 Cairns to Mooloolaba
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $400
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$230 - $290
Premium
$290 - $400
Advantage
$310 - $370

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Yes, the driving distance between Cairns to Wurtulla is 1767 km. It takes approximately 21h 8m to drive from Cairns to Wurtulla.

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Alliance Airlines offers flights from Cairns Airport to Maroochydore Airport.

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There are 392+ hotels available in Wurtulla. Prices start at $125 AUD 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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