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There are 4 ways to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef by plane, ferry, bus or train

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

Fly to Cairns, ferry  •  12 h 50 min

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

$535 - $1,479

Cheapest option

Fly to Proserpine, train, ferry  •  25 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Proserpine (PPP) MNL - PPP
  2. Take the train from Proserpine to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$519 - $1,099

2 alternative options

Fly to Cooktown, bus, ferry  •  21 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cooktown (CTN) MNL - CTN
  2. Take the bus from Cooktown to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

Fly to Townsville, train, ferry  •  22 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Townsville (TSV) MNL - TSV
  2. Take the train from Townsville to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$632 - $1,713

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef is to fly and train and ferry which costs ₱27,000 - ₱60,000 and takes 25 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef is to fly and ferry which costs ₱28,000 - ₱80,000 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The distance between Manila Airport (MNL) and Great Barrier Reef is 4427 km.

It takes approximately 12 h 50 min to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Manila Airport to Cairns Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Philippine Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Manila Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Great Barrier Reef. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef.
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  • Distance: 2766.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 50 min

What companies run services between Manila Airport (MNL), Philippines and Great Barrier Reef?

There is no direct connection from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef. However, you can fly to Cairns, take the walk to Cairns Airport, take the shuttle to Cairns, 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 fly to Cooktown, take the taxi to Cooktown, take the bus to Cairns Central Station, take the walk to Cairns Central Shopping Centre, take the line 111 bus to Cairns City Bus Station Platform 2, take the walk 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 Manila to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
15 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Hong Kong, Cairns
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Port Moresby, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,400
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Okapi Airlines
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Hong Kong, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Guangzhou Baiyun, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Port Moresby, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Singapore Changi, Cairns
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,600
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Air Niugini
Website
airniugini.com.pg
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Port Moresby
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Hong Kong, Cairns
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Proserpine to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
QConnect - Trans North
Phone
(07) 4095 8644
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cooktown to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.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
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$66
Schedules at
green-island.com.au

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