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There are 7 ways to get from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns by plane, bus and ferry, train, bus, ferry 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 Proserpine  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Cairns (CNS) PPP - CNS

$189 - $533

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Bus  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Proserpine to Cairns Central Station

$92 - $122

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Bus and ferry to Hamilton Island, fly  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
  2. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Cairns (CNS) HTI - CNS

$245 - $677

Train to Mackay, fly  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Proserpine to Mackay
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Cairns (CNS) MKY - CNS

$241 - $639

Train  •  10 h 12 min

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

$98 - $133

Bus and ferry, ferry, bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
  2. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie
  3. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns

$149 - $279

Drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns 390.1 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns is to bus and ferry and fly which costs $340 - $1,000 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between Proserpine Airport (PPP) and Cairns is 493 km. The road distance is 624.1 km.

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The best way to get from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns without a car is to train which takes 10 h 12 min and costs $130 - $190.

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns is to fly which takes 7 h 25 min and costs $260 - $750. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $130 - $190 and takes 10 h 12 min, you could also bus, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 10 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Proserpine Airport to Cairns Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns is 624 km. It takes approximately 7 h 58 min to drive from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns.

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Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer flights from Proserpine Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are 482+ hotels available in Cairns. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns.
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  • Distance: 308.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 25 min

What companies run services between Proserpine Airport (PPP), Australia and Cairns, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns every 2 hours. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Cairns once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $100 and the journey takes 9 h 58 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Proserpine to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Proserpine to Cairns via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Proserpine to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Hamilton Island to Cairns
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Mackay to Cairns via Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Mackay to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Mackay to Cairns via Rockhampton, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Proserpine to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Proserpine to Cairns via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Mackay to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Proserpine to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Proserpine to Cairns via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Proserpine to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Mackay to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Proserpine to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
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Queensland Rail Travel
Train from Proserpine to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
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Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Proserpine to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
premierms.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 Airlie Beach to Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $75
Flexifare
$65 - $90
Ferry operators

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