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There are 4 ways to get from Palm Cove to Karumba by plane, car or bus

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Fly to Normanton

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Normanton (NTN)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Smithfield to Karumba

Fly to Kowanyama, drive

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Kowanyama (KWM)
  2. Drive from Kowanyama to Karumba

Drive

  1. Drive from Palm Cove to Karumba

Palm Cove to Karumba by bus and walk

3 Weekly Services
12h 56m Average Duration
$133 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Palm Cove to Karumba is to bus which costs $130 - $200 and takes 12h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Palm Cove to Karumba is to fly which costs $260 - $1,100 and takes 5h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palm Cove to Karumba. However, there are services departing from Williams Esplanade at Caryota St and arriving at Karumba via Smithfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 56m.

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The distance between Palm Cove and Karumba is 520 km. The road distance is 777.2 km.

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The best way to get from Palm Cove to Karumba without a car is to bus which takes 12h 56m and costs $130 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Palm Cove to Karumba, including transfers.

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Palm Cove to Karumba bus services, operated by Trans North Bus & Coach, depart from Smithfield station.

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The best way to get from Palm Cove to Karumba is to fly which takes 5h 16m and costs $260 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $200 and takes 12h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Cairns Airport to Normanton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Palm Cove to Karumba bus services, operated by Trans North Bus & Coach, arrive at Karumba station.

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Map of how to get from Palm Cove to Karumba.
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  • Distance: 519.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 16m

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

Regional Express flies from Palm Cove to Karumba 5 times a week. Alternatively, Trans North Bus & Coach operates a bus from Smithfield to Karumba 3 times a week. Tickets cost $130 - $190 and the journey takes 11h 15m.

Airlines
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Kowanyama
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $380
Flights from Cairns to Kowanyama via Emerald
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $400
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Cairns to Kowanyama
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $380
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Normanton
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Hinterland Aviation
Website
hinterlandaviation.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Kowanyama
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Kowanyama via Emerald
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Bus operators
Trans North Bus & Coach
Phone
+61 7 3036 2070
Website
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Smithfield to Karumba
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
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tnbc.com.au

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Yes, the driving distance between Palm Cove to Karumba is 777 km. It takes approximately 9h 17m to drive from Palm Cove to Karumba.

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Regional Express offers flights from Cairns Airport to Normanton Airport.

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The best way to get from Palm Cove to Cairns Airport is to shuttle which takes 30 min and costs $26 - $29.

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