There are 5 ways to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Daintree National Park by plane, bus or train

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 Cairns  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS) SYD - CNS

$111 - $366

4 alternative options

Fly to Cooktown, bus, travel  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Cooktown (CTN) SYD - CTN
  2. Take the bus from Cooktown to Ayton
  3. Travel from Ayton to Daintree National Park

Train Queensland Rail Travel, bus  •  43 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Mossman

Train, bus Greyhound Australia  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Daintree River Ferry

Bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Mossman

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The distance between Sydney Airport (SYD) and Daintree National Park is 2048 km.

The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Daintree National Park without a car is to train and bus which takes 43 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Daintree National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Daintree National Park is to fly which takes 5 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 4 h.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Cairns Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 10 min.

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

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There are 51+ hotels available in Daintree National Park. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Daintree National Park.
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  • Distance: 1280.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

What companies run services between Sydney Airport (SYD), Australia and Daintree National Park, QLD, Australia?

Qantas, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Daintree National Park hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Daintree National Park via Central Station, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns Central Station, and Mossman in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Okapi Airlines
Flights from Sydney to Cooktown via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $490
Flights from Sydney to Cooktown via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Cooktown via Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Cooktown via Alice Springs, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Sydney to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Cairns
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $270
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$264
B-Quick
$145
Bus operators
QConnect - Trans North
Phone
(07) 4095 8644
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cooktown to Ayton
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Mossman
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Daintree River Ferry
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.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 Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$150 - $210
Flexifare
$170 - $250
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
17 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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