There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Port Douglas by plane, train, taxi, 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  •  7 h 3 min

  1. SYD - CNS

$123 - $381

3 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  40 h 33 min

  1. 31

$376 - $578

Train, bus  •  47 h 34 min

  1. 31
  2. Gx443

$272 - $429

Drive  •  29 h 25 min

  1. 1549.3 miles

$220 - $320

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Port Douglas, QLD, Australia?

Tigerair Australia, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Port Douglas hourly.

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 53 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Cairns via Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday
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
Flights from Sydney to Cairns via Gold Coast
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Sydney to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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
5 h 2 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
Flights from Sydney to Cairns via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $200
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$279
B-Quick
$153
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $260
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$150 - $230
Flexifare
$180 - $260
Other operators
Taxi from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
Cairns Taxis
Phone
+61 13 10 08
Website
cairnstaxis.com.au

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Port Douglas is 2016 km. The road distance is 2479 km.

The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Port Douglas is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 7 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Sydney to Port Douglas is to fly which takes 7 h 3 min and costs $160 - $550.

It takes approximately 7 h 3 min to get from Sydney to Port Douglas, including transfers.