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There are 6 ways to get from Newcastle to Port Douglas by plane, train, bus, shuttle 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 from Newcastle  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Newcastle (NTL) to Cairns (CNS) NTL - CNS

$157 - $341

Cheapest option

Train to Sydney, fly  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
  2. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS) SYD - CNS

$137 - $402

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  39 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Broadmeadow Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas

Bus, shuttle  •  46 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Cairns to Port Douglas

$233 - $391

Bus  •  46 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Newcastle to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas

Drive  •  28 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Newcastle to Port Douglas 1473.1 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Newcastle to Port Douglas is to fly which costs $220 - $490 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newcastle to Port Douglas is to fly which costs $220 - $490 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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The distance between Newcastle and Port Douglas is 1935 km. The road distance is 2356.9 km.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Port Douglas without a car is to train and bus which takes 39 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to get from Newcastle to Port Douglas, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Port Douglas is to fly which takes 8 h 13 min and costs $220 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 46 h 41 min.

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There is no direct flight from Newcastle Airport to Cairns Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newcastle to Port Douglas is 2357 km. It takes approximately 28 h 7 min to drive from Newcastle to Port Douglas.

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

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There are 254+ hotels available in Port Douglas. Prices start at $114 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Newcastle to Port Douglas.
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  • Distance: 1209.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 13 min

What companies run services between Newcastle, NSW, Australia and Port Douglas, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Newcastle to Port Douglas hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Newcastle to Port Douglas via Brisbane Roma Street, Brisbane, Cairns Central Station, and Port Douglas in around 46 h 41 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Newcastle to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Newcastle to Cairns via Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Newcastle to Cairns via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Flights from Sydney to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Newcastle to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Newcastle to Cairns via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Newcastle to Cairns via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $410
Flights from Sydney to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Newcastle to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Newcastle to Cairns via Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Newcastle to Cairns via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Newcastle to Cairns via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Sydney to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Newcastle Interchange to Central Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$15 - $22
1st Class
$21 - $30
Train from Broadmeadow Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$75 - $110
1st Class
$100 - $150
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$262
B-Quick
$145
Bus operators
QConnect - Trans North
Phone
(07) 4095 8644
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
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 Newcastle to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$65 - $95
Flexifare
$80 - $120
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$140 - $210
Flexifare
$170 - $250
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Newcastle to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
BTS Port Douglas Bus
Phone
07 4099 5665
Email
info@portdouglasbus.com.au
Website
portdouglasbus.com.au
Shuttle from Cairns to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Book at
Port Douglas Bus

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The best way to get from Newcastle to Newcastle Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs $3 - $5.

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