Mackay Queensland to Cairns

Mackay Queensland to Cairns

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Instant
06:20
Sarina, Mackay Queensland
12h 15m bus ride in AC Seater
18:35
Babinda, Cairns
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06:05
Sarina, Mackay Queensland
13h 25m bus ride in AC Seater
19:30
Cairns Bus Stop
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06:00
MKY Mackay Airport, Mackay Queensland
5h 10m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BNE 1h 20m
11:10
CNS Cairns Airport

From Sarina to Cairns by bus

Instant
06:05
Sarina, Mackay Queensland
13h 25m bus ride in AC Seater
19:30
Cairns Bus Stop
Instant
06:20
Sarina, Mackay Queensland
12h 15m bus ride in AC Seater
18:35
Babinda, Cairns

From Mackay Airport to Cairns by flight and flight

Instant Fastest
06:00
MKY Mackay Airport, Mackay Queensland
5h 10m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BNE 1h 20m
11:10
CNS Cairns Airport

Mackay Queensland to Cairns Schedule

Mackay Queensland to Cairns Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Greyhound Australia AC Seater 06:20 - 18:35AUD 207
Qantas Airways Economy #QF235410:35 - 12:50AUD 305.23
Qantas Airways Economy #QF235817:20 - 19:35AUD 397.15

Transportation from Mackay Queensland to Cairns

How to get from Mackay Queensland to Cairns

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

  • Flight
  • Bus

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 Flight 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 394.96. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as AUD 155.00.

How far is Mackay Queensland from Cairns?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Mackay Queensland to Cairns. Your trip will be a total of 462 miles (742 km). The flying distance is 355 miles (571 km).

How long does it take to get from Mackay Queensland to Cairns?

The travel time from Mackay Queensland to Cairns can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 23 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Mackay Queensland to Cairns?

The cost of the trip from Mackay Queensland to Cairns varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Greyhound Australia: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as AUD 155.00 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 394.96.

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

  • Bus tickets - AUD 155.00 to AUD 234.00;
  • Plane tickets - AUD 242.00 to AUD 395.00;

How many trips per day are there between Mackay Queensland and Cairns?

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

  • Flights from Mackay Queensland to Cairns depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 06:05 - you can also take a bus as late as 07:15. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Mackay Queensland to Cairns. 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 242.00.

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 Mackay Queensland to Cairns
Jetstar Airways, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia

Buses

Taking a bus from Mackay Queensland to Cairns is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Mackay Queensland to Cairns

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Mackay Queensland to Cairns? 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:

  • 100% decided to go for a bus.