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There are 6 ways to get from Port Douglas to Lady Elliot Island Light by plane, bus, train or shuttle

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 to Bundaberg, travel

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Bundaberg (BDB)
  2. Travel from Bundaberg to Lady Elliot Island Light

Fly to Hervey Bay, travel

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Hervey Bay (HVB)
  2. Travel from Hervey Bay to Lady Elliot Island Light

Fly to Rockhampton, bus, travel

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Rockhampton (ROK)
  2. Take the bus from Rockhampton George Street to Agnes Water Fingerboard Road
  3. Travel from Agnes Water Fingerboard Road to Lady Elliot Island Light

Bus, train, travel

  1. Take the bus from Port Douglas to Cairns
  2. Take the train from Cairns Central Station to Bundaberg
  3. Travel from Bundaberg to Lady Elliot Island Light

Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Port Douglas to Cairns
  2. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Bundaberg
  3. Travel from Bundaberg to Lady Elliot Island Light

Shuttle, bus, travel

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Port Douglas to Cairns
  2. Take the bus from Cairns to Bundaberg
  3. Travel from Zunker St at Water Tower Stop to Lady Elliot Island Light
Port Douglas → Lady Elliot Island Light
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Last updated: 23 May 2022
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The distance between Port Douglas and Lady Elliot Island Light is 1136 km.

The best way to get from Port Douglas to Lady Elliot Island Light without a car is to bus and train and travel which takes 23h 13m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 14m to get from Port Douglas to Lady Elliot Island Light, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cairns Airport to Bundaberg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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The best way to get from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 30m and costs $35 - $39.

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Map of how to get from Port Douglas to Lady Elliot Island Light.
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  • Distance: 1135.7 km
  • Duration: 8h 14m

What companies run services between Port Douglas, QLD, Australia and Lady Elliot Island Light, QLD, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Port Douglas to Lady Elliot Island Light. However, you can take the shuttle to Cairns Airport (CNS), take the walk to Cairns airport, fly to Bundaberg, then take the travel to Lady Elliot Island Light. Alternatively, you can take the shuttle to Cairns Airport (CNS), take the walk to Cairns airport, fly to Hervey Bay, then take the travel to Lady Elliot Island Light.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Cairns to Bundaberg via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Cairns to Bundaberg via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Bundaberg via Adelaide, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Townsville, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Rockhampton via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Cairns to Rockhampton via Proserpine
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61244235233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton George Street to Agnes Water Fingerboard Road
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $220
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, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Rockhampton to Taunton
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$30 - $50
Advantage
$35 - $55
Premium
$35 - $60
Bus from Cairns to Bundaberg
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $380
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$200 - $300
Advantage
$240 - $350
Premium
$260 - $380
Trans North Bus & Coach
Phone
+61(07)30362070
Website
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Port Douglas to Cairns
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Book at
tnbc.com.au
BTS Port Douglas Bus
Phone
07 4099 5665
Email
info@portdouglasbus.com.au
Website
portdouglasbus.com.au
Shuttle from Port Douglas to Cairns
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$36 - $39
Book at
Port Douglas Bus

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