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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  •  12h 50m

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

$538 - $1,482

Cheapest option

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

  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

$489 - $1,255

2 alternative options

Fly to Townsville, train, ferry  •  22h 52m

  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

$635 - $1,716

Fly to Proserpine, train, ferry  •  25h 51m

  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

$522 - $1,102

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef is to fly and train and ferry which costs ₱28,000 - ₱60,000 and takes 25h 51m.

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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 12h 50m.

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

It takes approximately 12h 50m 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 11h 15m 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: 12h 50m

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
12h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,500
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney, Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,100
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,200
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Okapi Airlines
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Hong Kong, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Guangzhou Baiyun, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Port Moresby, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Singapore Changi, Cairns
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,600
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,300
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Manila to Townsville via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Air Niugini
Website
airniugini.com.pg
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Port Moresby
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,600
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Guangzhou Baiyun
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
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
6h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Proserpine to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
9h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Trans North Bus & Coach
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cooktown to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
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
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$69
Schedules at
green-island.com.au

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