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

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Ferry, fly to Gold Coast

  1. Take the ferry from Great Barrier Reef Green Island to Cairns
  2. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Gold Coast (OOL)

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Ferry, fly to Brisbane, train

  1. Take the ferry from Great Barrier Reef Green Island to Cairns
  2. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Brisbane (BNE)
  3. Take the train from International Airport station, platform 1 to Robina station, platform 1

Ferry, train

  1. Take the ferry from Great Barrier Reef Green Island to Cairns
  2. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the train from Roma Street station, platform 4 to Robina station, platform 1

Ferry, bus, train

  1. Take the ferry from Great Barrier Reef Green Island to Cairns
  2. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane
  3. Take the train from Roma Street station, platform 4 to Robina station, platform 1

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Great Barrier Reef Green Island to Cairns
  2. Take the bus from Cairns to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Boggo Road station, platform 5 to Robina station
Great Barrier Reef → Bond University
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The most affordable way to get from Great Barrier Reef to Bond University is to ferry and fly, which costs $170 - $410 and takes 6h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Great Barrier Reef to Bond University is to ferry and fly which costs $170 - $410 and takes 6h 46m.

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The distance between Great Barrier Reef and Bond University is 1472 km.

The best way to get from Great Barrier Reef to Bond University without a car is to ferry and train which takes 28h 50m and costs $270 - $480.

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It takes approximately 6h 46m to get from Great Barrier Reef to Bond University, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cairns Airport to Gold Coast Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar offer flights from Cairns Airport to Gold Coast Airport.

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There are 517+ hotels available in Bond University. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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Map of how to get from Great Barrier Reef to Bond University.
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  • Distance: 1471.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 46m

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

There is no direct connection from Great Barrier Reef to Bond University. However, you can take the walk to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, take the ferry to Cairns, take the walk to Cairns City bus station, platform 1, take the bus to Cairns Central Terminus, take the walk to Cairns Central Terminus, take the shuttle to Cairns Airport, take the walk to Cairns airport, fly to Gold Coast, take the walk to Gold Coast Airport, take the line 777 bus to Broadbeach South station, stop D, take the line 750 bus to Bond University, then take the walk to Bond University. Alternatively, you can take the walk to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, take the ferry to Cairns, take the walk to Cairns City bus station, platform 1, take the bus to Cairns Central Terminus, take the walk to Cairns Central Terminus, take the shuttle to Cairns Airport, take the walk to Cairns airport, fly to Brisbane, take the walk to International Airport station, platform 1, take the train to Robina station, platform 1, take the walk to Robina station, stop C, take the line 750 bus to Bond University, then take the walk to Bond University.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $330
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport station, platform 1 to Robina station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $33
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Train from Roma Street station, platform 4 to Robina station, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
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
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 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
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Boggo Road station, platform 5 to Robina station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Ferry operators
Green Island Adventures
Phone
(61) 7 4044 9944
Email
central_ga@quicksilvergroup.com.au
Website
green-island.com.au
Ferry from Great Barrier Reef Green Island to Cairns
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$88
Schedules at
green-island.com.au

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