There are 5 ways to get from Sydney to Port Douglas by plane, train, bus, shuttle 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. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS) SYD - CNS

$122 - $380

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  41 h 48 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 Port Douglas

Bus  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas

Bus, shuttle  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Cairns to Port Douglas

$248 - $416

Drive  •  29 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Port Douglas 1549.3 miles

$220 - $320

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

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

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The distance between Sydney and Port Douglas is 2016 km. The road distance is 2478.9 km.

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

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There are 254+ hotels available in Port Douglas. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Port Douglas.
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  • Distance: 1260.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 3 min

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

Jetstar, Tigerair Australia and two other airlines fly from Sydney to Port Douglas hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Port Douglas via Brisbane Roma Street, Brisbane, Cairns Central Station, and Port Douglas in around 2 days 1 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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
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 Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
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
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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$268
B-Quick
$148
Bus operators
QConnect - Trans North
Phone
(07) 4095 8644
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
29 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$150 - $220
Flexifare
$180 - $250
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $250
Schedules at
premierms.com.au
Port Douglas Bus
Website
portdouglasbus.com.au
Shuttle from Cairns to Port Douglas
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $29
Schedules at
portdouglasbus.com.au

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