There are 5 ways to get from Caloundra to Great Barrier Reef by train, plane, ferry or bus

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

Train to Brisbane, fly, ferry  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Landsborough, platform 1 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns (CNS) BNE - CNS
  3. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$161 - $320

4 alternative options

Bus, bus to Gold Coast, fly, ferry  •  9 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Caloundra to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
  3. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Cairns (CNS) OOL - CNS
  4. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$181 - $486

Bus, bus to Toowoomba, fly, ferry  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Caloundra to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
  3. Fly from Toowoomba (WTB) to Cairns (CNS) WTB - CNS
  4. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$255 - $1,039

Train, ferry  •  27 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Nambour to Cairns Central Station Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$229 - $370

Bus, ferry  •  32 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Noosa Junction to Cairns Gx443
  2. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$218 - $322

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Caloundra to Great Barrier Reef is to train and fly and ferry which costs $210 - $440 and takes 8 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Caloundra to Great Barrier Reef is to train and fly and ferry which takes 8 h 43 min and costs $210 - $440.

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The distance between Caloundra and Great Barrier Reef is 1338 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 43 min to get from Caloundra to Great Barrier Reef, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Caloundra, QLD, Australia and Great Barrier Reef?

There is no direct connection from Caloundra to Great Barrier Reef. However, you can take the line 605 bus to Landsborough station, take the walk to Landsborough, platform 1, take the train to Eagle Junction, platform 3, take the walk to Eagle Junction, platform 2, take the train to International Airport, platform 2, take the walk to Brisbane airport, fly to Cairns, take the taxi to Cairns, take the ferry to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, then take the walk to Great Barrier Reef. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Brisbane, take the walk to Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop, take the bus to Gold Coast Airport, take the walk to Gold Coast airport, fly to Cairns, take the taxi to Cairns, take the ferry to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, then take the walk to Great Barrier Reef.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns via Townsville
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Toowoomba to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Toowoomba to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Landsborough, platform 1 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Nambour to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
22 h 34 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$272
B-Quick
$150
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Caloundra to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $21
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$7 - $11
Flexifare
$15 - $21
Bus from Brisbane to Toowoomba
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$10 - $15
Flexifare
$18 - $25
Bus from Noosa Junction to Cairns
Ave. Duration
26 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $240
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$140 - $210
Flexifare
$170 - $240
Byron Easybus
Website
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Bus from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop to Gold Coast Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
byronbayshuttle.com.au
Ferry operators
Green Island Adventures
Website
green-island.com.au
Ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$69
Schedules at
green-island.com.au

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