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There are 6 ways to get from Melbourne to Palm Cove by plane, night train, train, bus or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Cairns (CNS)

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Southern Cross to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns

Bus via Campbellfield

  1. Take the bus from Campbellfield to Sydney
  2. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  3. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns

Drive

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Palm Cove

Melbourne to Palm Cove by night train, train and bus

5 Weekly Services
2 days 5h Average Duration
$347 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Palm Cove is to fly which costs $150 - $430 and takes 6h 15m.

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The fastest way to get from Melbourne to Palm Cove is to fly. Taking this option will cost $150 - $430 and takes 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Melbourne to Palm Cove. However, there are services departing from Melbourne and arriving at Williams Esplanade at French Street via Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns City bus station, platform 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15h.

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The distance between Melbourne and Palm Cove is 2344 km. The road distance is 2832.6 km.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Palm Cove without a car is to night train and train which takes 2 days 5h and costs $340 - $800.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Melbourne to Palm Cove, including transfers.

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Melbourne to Palm Cove bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Melbourne station.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Palm Cove is to fly which takes 6h 15m and costs $150 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $340 - $800 and takes 2 days 5h, you could also bus, which costs $410 - $950 and takes 2 days 15h.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Cairns Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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Melbourne to Palm Cove bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Cairns station.

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Map of how to get from Melbourne to Palm Cove.
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  • Distance: 2343.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Palm Cove, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Melbourne to Palm Cove hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Melbourne to Palm Cove via Central Station, Brisbane, Brisbane Roma Street, Cairns Central Station, and Cairns Central Shopping Centre in around 2 days 5h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Canberra
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
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
131 500
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
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
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$270 - $400
Advantage
$330 - $480
Premium
$350 - $550
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
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
Bus from Campbellfield to Sydney
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $65
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (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

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Yes, the driving distance between Melbourne to Palm Cove is 2833 km. It takes approximately 33h 48m to drive from Melbourne to Palm Cove.

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

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There are 270+ hotels available in Palm Cove. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Melbourne to Melbourne Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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