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There are 11 ways to get from Geelong to Karumba by shuttle, plane, car, train, night train or bus

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Shuttle to Melbourne, fly to Normanton

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Geelong to Melbourne Airport
  2. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Normanton (NTN)

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Shuttle to Melbourne, fly to Cloncurry, drive

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Geelong to Melbourne Airport
  2. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Cloncurry (CNJ)
  3. Drive from Cloncurry to Karumba

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Train to Avalon, fly to Normanton

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Wyndham Vale
  2. Fly from Avalon (AVV) to Normanton (NTN)

Shuttle to Melbourne, fly to Mount Isa, drive

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Geelong to Melbourne Airport
  2. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Mount Isa (ISA)
  3. Drive from Mount Isa to Karumba

Shuttle to Melbourne, fly to Kowanyama, drive

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Geelong to Melbourne Airport
  2. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Kowanyama (KWM)
  3. Drive from Kowanyama to Karumba

Shuttle to Melbourne, fly to Emerald, drive

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Geelong to Melbourne Airport
  2. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Emerald (EDR)
  3. Drive from Emerald to Karumba

Train, night train, bus

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross
  2. Take the night train from Southern Cross to Central Station
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane
  4. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
  5. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane
  4. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
  5. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Train, bus via Seymour

  1. Take the train from Geelong to Southern Cross
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Seymour
  3. Take the bus from Seymour to Sydney
  4. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  5. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
  6. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Geelong to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  4. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
  5. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Drive

  1. Drive from Geelong to Karumba
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The cheapest way to get from Geelong to Karumba is to train and bus via Seymour which costs $480 - $700 and takes 3 days 5h.

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The fastest way to get from Geelong to Karumba is to shuttle and fly. Taking this option will cost $1,195 - $1,205 and takes 11h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Geelong to Karumba. However, there are services departing from Geelong and arriving at Karumba via Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 6h.

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The distance between Geelong and Karumba is 2323 km. The road distance is 2987.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Karumba without a car is to train and night train and bus which takes 2 days 18h and costs $480 - $1,000.

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It takes approximately 11h 26m to get from Geelong to Karumba, including transfers.

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Geelong to Karumba bus services, operated by V/Line, depart from Geelong station.

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There is no direct flight from Melbourne Airport to Normanton Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 55m and has one stopover.

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Geelong to Karumba bus services, operated by Trans North Bus & Coach, arrive at Karumba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geelong to Karumba is 2988 km. It takes approximately 33h 10m to drive from Geelong to Karumba.

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Map of how to get from Geelong to Karumba.
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  • Distance: 2322.7 km
  • Duration: 11h 26m

What companies run services between Geelong, VIC, Australia and Karumba, QLD, Australia?

You can take a bus from Geelong to Karumba via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns Central Station in around 3 days 6h.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Normanton via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Melbourne to Normanton via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,300
Flights from Melbourne to Normanton via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from Avalon to Normanton via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,700
Flights from Avalon to Normanton via Gold Coast, Cairns
Ave. Duration
21h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Avalon to Normanton via Gold Coast, Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,700
Flights from Avalon to Normanton via Gold Coast, Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
20h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,300
Flights from Avalon to Normanton via Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Avalon to Normanton via Gold Coast, Perth, Cairns
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,000
Flights from Avalon to Normanton via Sydney, Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,700
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Cloncurry via Cairns, Townsville
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Cloncurry via Sydney, Townsville
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Cloncurry via Townsville
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Melbourne to Cloncurry via Townsville, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Adelaide, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Kowanyama via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Kowanyama via Cairns, Emerald
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Kowanyama via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Kowanyama via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Kowanyama via Perth, Cairns
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Melbourne to Emerald via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Emerald via Cairns, Kowanyama
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Emerald via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Emerald via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Melbourne to Kowanyama via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Kowanyama via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Kowanyama via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Kowanyama via Perth, Cairns
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Melbourne to Emerald via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Emerald via Cairns, Kowanyama
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Emerald via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Emerald via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 22m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Melbourne to Mount Isa via Adelaide, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Hinterland Aviation
Website
hinterlandaviation.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Kowanyama via Cairns, Emerald
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Melbourne to Emerald via Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Melbourne to Emerald via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Melbourne to Emerald via Canberra, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Alliance Airlines
Website
allianceairlines.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Train operators
V/Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Geelong to Wyndham Vale
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Train from Geelong to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$12 - $16
NSW TrainLink XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Night train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Website
XPT
Economy
$75 - $100
First
$100 - $140
Sleeper
$210 - $250
NSW TrainLink
Phone
13 22 32
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$95 - $140
First Class
$130 - $200
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Gull Airport Service
Phone
+61 3 5222 4966
Email
enquiries@gull.com.au
Website
gull.com.au
Shuttle from Geelong to Melbourne Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
gull.com.au
Trans North Bus & Coach
Phone
+61 7 3036 2070
Website
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Book at
tnbc.com.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Seymour
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$58 - $64
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Seymour to Sydney
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
Premier Motor Service
V/Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Geelong to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$11 - $15
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 Melbourne to Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$130 - $200
Advantage
$150 - $230
Premium
$170 - $250

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Virgin Australia, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Normanton Airport.

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The best way to get from Geelong to Melbourne Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 15m and costs $36.

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