There are 5 ways to get from Noosa Heads to Cairns by plane, bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Gold Coast  •  7 h 32 min

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

$126 - $414

Cheapest option

Bus, train to Brisbane, fly  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza to Nambour station
  2. Take the train from Nambour, platform 3 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
  3. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns (CNS) BNE - CNS

$93 - $254

3 alternative options

Train  •  23 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Cooroy to Cairns Central Station Spirit of Queensland

$144 - $286

Bus  •  26 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Noosa Junction to Cairns Gx443

$140 - $240

Drive  •  21 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Noosa Heads to Cairns 988.8 miles

$140 - $210

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Noosa Heads to Cairns is to bus and train and fly which costs $120 - $350 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Noosa Heads to Cairns is to fly which costs $170 - $600 and takes 7 h 32 min.

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The distance between Noosa Heads and Cairns is 1296 km. The road distance is 1582.1 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 32 min to get from Noosa Heads to Cairns, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Noosa Junction and arriving at Cairns. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 26 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Noosa Heads, QLD, Australia and Cairns, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Hong Kong and Virgin Australia fly from Noosa Heads to Cairns 4 times a day. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Noosa Heads to Cairns 5 times a week. Tickets cost $140 - $280 and the journey takes 22 h 11 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Gold Coast to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from Nambour, platform 3 to Eagle Junction, platform 3
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cooroy to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
22 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$272
B-Quick
$150
Bus operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Bus from Sunshine Beach Rd at Noosa Plaza to Nambour station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Noosa Junction to Cairns
Ave. Duration
26 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $240
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$140 - $210
Flexifare
$170 - $240

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