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There are 6 ways to get from Nerang to Cairns by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Gold Coast  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Gold Coast (OOL) to Cairns (CNS) OOL - CNS

$84 - $372

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Train to Brisbane, fly  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Nerang, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
  2. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns (CNS) BNE - CNS

$89 - $244

Train  •  26h 28m

  1. Take the train from Nerang, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station Spirit of Queensland

$147 - $279

Train, bus  •  32h 3m

  1. Take the train from Nerang, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6 Vlbd / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station

$159 - $263

Bus  •  32h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Southport to Brisbane Roma Street Gx243 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Gx443

$153 - $493

Drive  •  22h 8m

  1. Drive from Nerang to Cairns 1177.3 miles

$160 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from Nerang to Cairns is to train and fly which costs $120 - $350 and takes 6h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Nerang to Cairns is to fly which costs $110 - $550 and takes 6h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nerang to Cairns. However, there are services departing from Price St at Nerang State School and arriving at Cairns via Southport and Brisbane. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nerang to Cairns station. However, there are services departing from Nerang, platform 2 and arriving at Cairns Central Station via Brisbane Roma Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 28m.

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The distance between Nerang and Cairns is 1455 km. The road distance is 1883.7 km.

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The best way to get from Nerang to Cairns without a car is to train which takes 26h 28m and costs $200 - $400.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Nerang to Cairns, including transfers.

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Nerang to Cairns bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Southport station.

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Nerang to Cairns train services, operated by TRANSLink QLD, depart from Nerang, platform 2 station.

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The best way to get from Nerang to Cairns is to fly which takes 6h 12m and costs $110 - $550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $200 - $400 and takes 26h 28m, you could also bus, which costs $210 - $700 and takes 32h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Nerang to Cairns.
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  • Distance: 909.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Nerang, QLD, Australia and Cairns, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Tigerair Australia and Qantas fly from Nerang to Cairns 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nerang to Cairns via Roma Street, platform 6 and Brisbane Roma Street in around 26h 28m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $340
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Phone
13 12 30
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Nerang, platform 2 to International Airport, platform 2
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
TRANSLink QLD
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $22
Train from Nerang, platform 2 to Roma Street, platform 6
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
TRANSLink QLD
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
24h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$262
B-Quick
$145
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $250
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Southport to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Southport to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Premium
$17 - $19
Advantage
$13 - $16
Early bird
$14 - $19
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
29h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Premium
$230 - $470
Advantage
$210 - $330
Early bird
$150 - $190

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The quickest flight from Gold Coast Airport to Cairns Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Nerang to Cairns bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Cairns station.

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Nerang to Cairns train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Cairns Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nerang to Cairns is 1884 km. It takes approximately 22h 8m to drive from Nerang to Cairns.

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Tigerair Australia, Qantas and Jetstar offer flights from Gold Coast Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are 530+ hotels available in Cairns. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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