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There are 7 ways to get from Gare du Nord to Great Barrier Reef by plane, ferry, train or bus

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Fly Paris CDG to Cairns, ferry  •  28h 52m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Cairns (CNS) CDG - CNS
  2. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$1,741 - $2,873

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Fly Paris Le Bourget Apt to Cairns, ferry  •  45h 8m

  1. Fly from Paris Le Bourget Apt (LBG) to Cairns (CNS) LBG - CNS
  2. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$775 - $1,341

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Fly Paris Orly to Cairns, ferry  •  30h 52m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Cairns (CNS) ORY - CNS
  2. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$8,331 - $8,553

Train to Brussels, fly to Cairns, ferry  •  32h 24m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Cairns (CNS) BRU - CNS
  3. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$1,153 - $2,087

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Cairns, ferry  •  31h 56m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Cairns (CNS) AMS - CNS
  3. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$1,134 - $3,268

Fly Paris CDG to Cooktown, bus, ferry  •  34h 45m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Cooktown (CTN) CDG - CTN
  2. Take the bus from Cooktown to Smithfield
  3. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$1,018 - $1,782

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Cairns, ferry  •  32h 53m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Cairns (CNS) FRA - CNS
  4. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$1,240 - $2,122

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Great Barrier Reef is 1800 020 080.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Great Barrier Reef is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Great Barrier Reef is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1800 020 080.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Australia.

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The cheapest way to get from Gare du Nord to Great Barrier Reef is to fly and ferry which costs €500 - €900 and takes 45h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Gare du Nord to Great Barrier Reef is to fly and ferry which costs €1100 - €1900 and takes 28h 52m.

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It is approximately 15167 km to get from Gare du Nord to Great Barrier Reef.

It takes approximately 28h 52m to get from Gare du Nord to Great Barrier Reef, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Paris CDG Airport to Cairns Airport. The quickest flight takes 21h 20m and has one stopover.

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Air France, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and two other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Great Barrier Reef. Prices start at $125 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gare du Nord to Great Barrier Reef.
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  • Distance: 15167 km
  • Duration: 28h 52m

What companies run services between Gare du Nord, Île-de-France, France and Great Barrier Reef, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Gare du Nord to Great Barrier Reef. However, you can take the walk to Paris Nord, take the train to Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 Tgv, take the walk to Paris CDG airport, fly to Cairns, take the walk to Cairns Airport, take the shuttle to Palm Cove, take the walk to Williams Esplanade at Caryota St, take the line 110 bus to Cairns City Bus Station, platform 1, take the walk to Cairns, take the ferry to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, then take the walk to Great Barrier Reef. Alternatively, you can take the walk to Paris Nord, take the train to Antony, take the walk to Antony, take the bus to Orly 4, take the walk to Paris Orly airport, fly to Cairns, take the walk to Cairns Airport, take the shuttle to Palm Cove, take the walk to Williams Esplanade at Caryota St, take the line 110 bus to Cairns City Bus Station, platform 1, take the walk to Cairns, take the ferry to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, then take the walk to Great Barrier Reef.

Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from Paris CDG to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
27h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,600
Flights from Paris Orly to Cairns via Barcelona, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from Paris Orly to Cairns via Rome, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from Paris Orly to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from Brussels to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,000
Flights from Brussels to Cairns via Frankfurt, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $3,000
Flights from Brussels to Cairns via Copenhagen, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,000
Flights from Brussels to Cairns via Paris CDG, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $3,000
Flights from Brussels to Cairns via Amsterdam Schiphol, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $3,000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cairns via Copenhagen, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,800
Flights from Frankfurt to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $3,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Cairns via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
26h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,000
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cairns via Frankfurt, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from Paris CDG to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
26h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from Paris Orly to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $3,200
Flights from Brussels to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$950 - $3,000
Flights from Brussels to Cairns via Frankfurt, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$950 - $3,000
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Cairns via Frankfurt, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,800
Flights from Frankfurt to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $3,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Cairns via Munich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
25h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,000
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cairns via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,800
Flights from Brussels to Cairns via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,900
Flights from Brussels to Cairns via Zurich, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$900 - $1,700
Flights from Paris Le Bourget Apt to Cairns via London City, Amsterdam Schiphol, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
36h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Paris Le Bourget Apt to Cairns via London City, Amsterdam Schiphol, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
37h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Paris Le Bourget Apt to Cairns via London City, Zurich, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
36h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Cairns via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$900 - $1,700
Hinterland Aviation
Website
hinterlandaviation.com.au
Flights from Paris CDG to Cooktown via Osaka Kansai, Cairns
Ave. Duration
24h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,000
Flights from Paris CDG to Cooktown via Singapore Changi, Cairns
Ave. Duration
35h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,700
Flights from Paris CDG to Cooktown via Zurich, Tokyo Narita, Cairns
Ave. Duration
27h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,500
Flights from Paris CDG to Cooktown via Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Kansai, Cairns
Ave. Duration
27h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,700
Flights from Paris CDG to Cooktown via Beijing Capital, Osaka Kansai, Cairns
Ave. Duration
27h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $5,500
Flights from Paris CDG to Cooktown via Tokyo Narita, Cairns
Ave. Duration
34h 5m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$800 - $3,000
Flights from Paris CDG to Cooktown via Frankfurt, Singapore Changi, Cairns
Ave. Duration
38h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Cairns via Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,800
Flights from Brussels to Cairns via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,900
Flights from Brussels to Cairns via Zurich, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$900 - $1,700
Flights from Paris Le Bourget Apt to Cairns via London City, Amsterdam Schiphol, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
36h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Paris Le Bourget Apt to Cairns via London City, Amsterdam Schiphol, Osaka Kansai
Ave. Duration
37h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Paris Le Bourget Apt to Cairns via London City, Zurich, Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
36h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,200
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cairns via Zurich, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$900 - $2,300
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $240
Website
Thalys
Standard
$120 - $170
Comfort
$140 - $180
Premium
$170 - $240
Train from Paris Nord to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Website
Thalys
Standard
$160 - $230
Comfort
$180 - $240
Premium
$240 - $340
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
Trans North Bus & Coach
Phone
+61(07)30362070
Website
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cooktown to Smithfield
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Book at
tnbc.com.au
Ferry operators
Green Island Adventures
Phone
(61) 7 4044 9944
Email
central_ga@quicksilvergroup.com.au
Website
green-island.com.au
Ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
green-island.com.au

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