There are 3 ways to get from Melbourne to Port Douglas by plane, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  7 h 10 min

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

$124 - $442

2 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the train from Southern Cross to Central Station 622 / ...
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
  4. Take a taxi from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas

$428 - $752

Drive  •  34 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Melbourne to Port Douglas 1865.1 miles

$260 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Melbourne to Port Douglas is to fly which costs $160 - $600 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Melbourne to Port Douglas is to fly which costs $160 - $600 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The distance between Melbourne and Port Douglas is 2372 km. The road distance is 2984.2 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Melbourne to Port Douglas, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Melbourne, VIC, Australia and Port Douglas, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Melbourne to Port Douglas hourly.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Central Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $180
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$150 - $180
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $190
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$274
B-Quick
$151
Other operators
Taxi from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Cairns Taxis
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
cairnstaxis.com.au

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