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There are 4 ways to get from Karumba to Bamaga by bus, ferry, car or plane

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Recommended

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Karumba to Cairns Central Station
  2. Take the ferry from Cairns to Seisia

Cheapest

Fly from Normanton

  1. Fly from Normanton (NTN) to Bamaga (ABM)

Drive

  1. Drive from Karumba to Bamaga

Drive to Kowanyama, fly

  1. Drive from Karumba to Kowanyama
  2. Fly from Kowanyama (KWM) to Bamaga (ABM)
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The cheapest way to get from Karumba to Bamaga is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 27h.

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The quickest way to get from Karumba to Bamaga is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 22h 33m.

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The distance between Karumba and Bamaga is 753 km. The road distance is 987.2 km.

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The best way to get from Karumba to Bamaga without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 2 days 15h and costs $900 - $1,000.

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It takes approximately 2 days 15h to get from Karumba to Bamaga, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Normanton Airport to Bamaga Airport. The quickest flight takes 20h 5m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karumba to Bamaga is 987 km. It takes approximately 27h to drive from Karumba to Bamaga.

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Regional Express offers flights from Normanton Airport to Bamaga Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Bamaga. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Karumba to Normanton Airport is to bus which takes 55 min and costs $20 - $29.

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Map of how to get from Karumba to Bamaga.
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  • Distance: 752.6 km
  • Duration: 2 days 15h

What companies run services between Karumba, QLD, Australia and Bamaga, QLD, Australia?

Regional Express flies from Karumba to Bamaga 3 times a week.

Airlines
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Normanton to Bamaga via Cairns
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Flights from Kowanyama to Bamaga via Cairns
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Kowanyama to Bamaga via Cairns, Horn Island
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Bus operators
Trans North Bus & Coach
Phone
+61(07)30362070
Website
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Karumba to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Book at
tnbc.com.au
Ferry operators
SeaSwift
Phone
1800424422
Email
cruisebookings@seaswift.com.au
Website
seaswift.com.au
Ferry from Cairns to Seisia
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$730
Schedules at
seaswift.com.au

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