There are 5 ways to get from Port Douglas to Gold Coast by plane, train, taxi, shuttle, bus 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 to Gold Coast  •  5 h 38 min

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

$92 - $377

4 alternative options

Fly to Brisbane, train  •  7 h 7 min

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

$98 - $255

Taxi, train  •  27 h 22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Port Douglas to Cairns Central Station
  2. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
  3. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1

$287 - $445

Shuttle, bus, train  •  35 h 55 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Port Douglas to Cairns
  2. Take the bus from Cairns to Brisbane
  3. Take the train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1

$197 - $322

Drive  •  23 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Port Douglas to Gold Coast 1223.5 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Port Douglas to Gold Coast is to fly and train which costs $130 - $350 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Port Douglas to Gold Coast is to fly which takes 5 h 38 min and costs $120 - $550.

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The distance between Port Douglas and Gold Coast is 1519 km. The road distance is 1958 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Port Douglas to Gold Coast, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Port Douglas, QLD, Australia and Gold Coast, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Port Douglas to Gold Coast 4 times a day.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $390
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $340
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Train operators
TRANSLink QLD
Website
translink.com.au
Train from International Airport, platform 1 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Online
$15 - $19
Standard
$17 - $23
Train from Roma Street, platform 4 to Helensvale, platform 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
jp.translink.com.au
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Cairns Central Station to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$275
B-Quick
$151
Bus operators
Port Douglas Bus
Website
portdouglasbus.com.au
Shuttle from Port Douglas to Cairns
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $29
Schedules at
portdouglasbus.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Cairns to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
30 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $280
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$160 - $240
Flexifare
$190 - $280
Other operators
Taxi from Port Douglas to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160

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