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Gordonvale, Cairns
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Brisbane Roma Street
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Babinda, Cassowary Coast
23h 35m ride in train, Premium Economy Seat
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Brisbane Roma Street
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GDV Gordonvale, Cairns
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BNE Brisbane Coach Terminal

From Gordonvale to Brisbane by Trains

Queensland Rail
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09:01
Gordonvale, Cairns
1d 19m ride in train, RailBed
08:20
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Brisbane Roma Street
Queensland Rail
09:01
Gordonvale, Cairns
1d 19m ride in train, Premium Economy Seat
08:20
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Brisbane Roma Street

From Babinda to Brisbane by Trains

Queensland Rail
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09:45
Babinda, Cassowary Coast
23h 35m ride in train, Premium Economy Seat
08:20
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Brisbane Roma Street
Queensland Rail
09:45
Babinda, Cassowary Coast
23h 35m ride in train, RailBed
08:20
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Brisbane Roma Street

From Gordonvale to Brisbane by Buses

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GDV Gordonvale, Cairns
1d 4h 5m bus ride in AC Seater
04:25
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BNE Brisbane Coach Terminal
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08:40
GDV Gordonvale, Cairns
1d 6h 35m bus ride in AC Seater
14:15
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BNE Brisbane Coach Terminal

From Babinda to Brisbane by Buses

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BAB Babinda, Cairns
1d 6h 10m bus ride in AC Seater
14:15
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BNE Brisbane Coach Terminal

From Cairns Bus Stop to Brisbane by Buses

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CNS Cairns Bus Stop
1d 4h 25m bus ride in AC Seater
04:25
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BNE Brisbane Coach Terminal
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CNS Cairns Bus Stop
1d 7h bus ride in AC Seater
14:15
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BNE Brisbane Coach Terminal

From Cairns to Brisbane by Trains

Queensland Rail
08:35
Cairns
1d 45m ride in train, RailBed
08:20
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Brisbane Roma Street
Queensland Rail
08:35
Cairns
1d 45m ride in train, Premium Economy Seat
08:20
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Brisbane Roma Street

From Cairns Airport to Brisbane by Flights

Qantas Airways Qantas Airways
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CNS Cairns Airport
2h 5m flight #QF1753 with Qantas Airways in Economy
06:30
BNE Brisbane Airport
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CNS Cairns Airport
2h 5m flight #QF1707 with Qantas Airways in Economy
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BNE Brisbane Airport
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05:50
CNS Cairns Airport
2h 10m flight #VA770 with Virgin Auspyttralia Airlines in Economy
07:00
BNE Brisbane Airport
Jetstar Airways Jetstar Airways
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06:00
CNS Cairns Airport
2h 10m flight #JQ929 with Jetstar Airways in Economy
07:10
BNE Brisbane Airport
Qantas Airways Qantas Airways
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06:00
CNS Cairns Airport
2h 5m flight #QF5929 with Qantas Airways in Economy
07:05
BNE Brisbane Airport
Qantas Airways Qantas Airways
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CNS Cairns Airport
2h 5m flight #QF1751 with Qantas Airways in Economy
08:00
BNE Brisbane Airport
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CNS Cairns Airport
2h 10m flight #JQ933 with Jetstar Airways in Economy
08:40
BNE Brisbane Airport
Qantas Airways Qantas Airways
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CNS Cairns Airport
2h 5m flight #QF5933 with Qantas Airways in Economy
08:35
BNE Brisbane Airport
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CNS Cairns Airport
2h 10m flight #VA772 with Virgin Auspyttralia Airlines in Economy
09:00
BNE Brisbane Airport
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CNS Cairns Airport
2h 10m flight #VA776 with Virgin Auspyttralia Airlines in Economy
10:10
BNE Brisbane Airport
Jetstar Airways Jetstar Airways
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09:30
CNS Cairns Airport
2h 10m flight #JQ931 with Jetstar Airways in Economy
10:40
BNE Brisbane Airport
Qantas Airways Qantas Airways
Instant Fastest
10:00
CNS Cairns Airport
2h 5m flight #QF5931 with Qantas Airways in Economy
11:05
BNE Brisbane Airport
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10:10
CNS Cairns Airport
2h 10m flight #VA778 with Virgin Auspyttralia Airlines in Economy
11:20
BNE Brisbane Airport
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CNS Cairns Airport
2h 10m flight with Virgin Auspyttralia Airlines in Economy
11:20
BNE Brisbane Airport
Qantas Airways Qantas Airways
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10:40
CNS Cairns Airport
2h 5m flight #QF1709 with Qantas Airways in Economy
11:45
BNE Brisbane Airport
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10:40
CNS Cairns Airport
2h 5m flight #QF709 with Qantas Airways in Economy
11:45
BNE Brisbane Airport
Qantas Airways Qantas Airways
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CNS Cairns Airport
2h 5m flight #QF799 with Qantas Airways in Economy
11:45
BNE Brisbane Airport
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CNS Cairns Airport
2h 5m flight #QF1711 with Qantas Airways in Economy
11:50
BNE Brisbane Airport
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12:45
CNS Cairns Airport
2h 5m flight #QF1749 with Qantas Airways in Economy
13:50
BNE Brisbane Airport

Transport types between Cairns and Brisbane

Cairns to Brisbane Schedule

Cairns to Brisbane Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Greyhound Australia AC Seater 01:00 - 04:25AUD 440
Greyhound Australia AC Seater 09:05 - 14:15AUD 425
Virgin Auspyttralia Airlines Economy #VA79019:55 - 21:05AUD 169,193.81

Popular Routes in Australia

How to get from Cairns to Brisbane

When you want to get from Cairns to Brisbane, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Train

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about AUD 169,632.68. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as AUD 221.40.

How far is Cairns from Brisbane?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Cairns to Brisbane. Your trip will be a total of 1046 miles (1682 km). The flying distance is 884 miles (1422 km).

How long does it take to get from Cairns to Brisbane?

The travel time from Cairns to Brisbane can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 25 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Cairns to Brisbane?

The cost of the trip from Cairns to Brisbane varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Queensland Rail: travelling by train expect to pay as low as AUD 221.40 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as AUD 169,632.68.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Cairns to Brisbane:

  • Train tickets - AUD 221.00 to AUD 389.00;
  • Plane tickets - AUD 169,633.00 to AUD 169,633.00;

How many trips per day are there between Cairns and Brisbane?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Cairns to Brisbane depart during the day - there are approximately 7 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 2 trains per day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Cairns to Brisbane. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is AUD 169,633.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Cairns to Brisbane
Virgin Auspyttralia Airlines

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

The most popular transport from Cairns to Brisbane

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Cairns to Brisbane? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 1000 users enjoyed a train ride.