Transportation

Bus in Cairns

Sunbus

Runs regular services in and around Cairns from the Cairns Transit Mall, where schedules are posted. Useful routes include: Flecker Botanic Gardens/Edge Hill (131), Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob (113), Trinity Be…
Bus in Cairns

Trans North

Connecting Cairns with the Tablelands and as far north as Karumba. Destinations include Kuranda ($6.70, 30 minutes), Mareeba ($19.60, one hour), Atherton ($25.30, 1¾ hours), Ravenshoe ($37.40, 2½ hours), Herberton (…
Taxi in Cairns

Cairns Taxis

Ranks are dotted throughout the city, including at Abbott St and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. A taxi between the airport and town is about $25 (plus $4 airport surcharge). Other sample fares from town include $50…
Train in Cairns

Queensland Rail

The state-of-the-art Spirit of Queensland train offers both economy seating (from $222) and RailBed class (from $389) – similar to business class on a plane – on its scenic, 24-hour run between Brisbane and Cairns. …
Bus in Cairns

Premier Motor Service

Runs a daily service to Brisbane ($205, 29 hours) via Innisfail ($19, 1½ hours), Mission Beach ($19, two hours), Tully ($26, 2½ hours), Cardwell ($30, three hours), Townsville ($55, 5½ hours) and Airlie Beach ($90, …
Bus in Cairns

Sun Palm

Operates frequent scheduled and charter services between lodgings in Cairns' city centre, the airport ($15, 20 minutes) and Port Douglas ($35, 1½ hours) via Palm Cove and the northern beaches ($18 to $20). Its Airpo…
Bus in Cairns

Cairns Cooktown Express

Cairns Bus Charters operates the daily Cairns Cooktown Express ($80, five hours) along the inland route to Cooktown. On the way, it does drop-offs at stops including Kuranda ($16), Mareeba ($20) and the Lion's Den (…
Bus in Cairns

Greyhound Australia

Departing from the Interstate Coach Terminal, Greyhound has daily services down the coast to Townsville (from $55, six hours), Airlie Beach (from $101, 11 hours), Rockhampton (from $184, 18 hours) and Brisbane (from…
Ferry in Fitzroy Island

Fast Cat

Departs Cairns' Marlin Wharf (berth 20) at 8am, 11am and 1.30pm (bookings essential) and whisks you to Fitzroy Island in just 45 minutes. It returns to Cairns at 9.30am, 12.15pm and 5pm. The Fast Cat is run by the F…
Bus in Cairns

Tablelands Tours & Transfers

Runs minibuses from the airport to the Atherton Tablelands ($70 to $90), Palm Cove ($40) and Port Douglas ($80). You must book at least 48 hours ahead.As the name implies, it also runs various tours from Cairns arou…