Getting Here

Tropical North Queensland is closer than you think – and it’s really easy to get to. Cairns is the main airport hub, with lots of domestic and international flights arriving daily. You can catch the Spirit of Queensland train from Brisbane to Cairns five days a week and there are regular buses running up and down the coast. Driving is also a great option so you can hire a car, four-wheel drive or campervan and hit the road.

By Plane

Adventure Begins on Arrival: Cairns is Just 10 Minutes Away from the airport!

It’s easy to fly right into the heart of Tropical North Queensland. A range of domestic and international airlines service Cairns Airport, including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Air New Zealand and Singapore Air, as well as small local airlines Skytrans, Alliance Airlines and Air North.

Direct domestic flights arrive from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin, plus a number of major regional centres. It won’t take you long to get here – most domestic flights are only three to four hours.

International destinations include Auckland, Port Moresby, Tokyo, Osaka, Bali and Singapore. From here, you can connect with almost anywhere in the world.

Cairns Airport

Greyhound bus at Cairns terminal

By Bus

Hop on a bus to Tropical North Queensland, with multiple daily departures from Brisbane to Cairns. Enjoy the 30-hour journey, taking in the ever-changing scenery of Queensland’s countryside.

Greyhound Australia’s coaches feature panoramic windows, comfortable reclining seats, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and USB chargers at every seat. Choose a direct journey or opt for a “hop-on hop-off” ticket to enjoy overnight stays along the way.

Once you’re in Cairns, Translink, operates a public bus servicing Cairns’ and surrounding suburbs including the northern beaches and Palm Cove.

Greyhound Australia’s



Train from Brisbane to Cairns

By Rail

The Spirit of Queensland train runs from Brisbane to Cairns, a 1681km journey that takes 24 hours. The train departs Brisbane five times a week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 3.45pm

Take in the stunning Queensland scenery, travelling along the coast past rolling farmland and misty mountains. It makes a number of stops along the way, including Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Mackay, Proserpine, Townsville and Innisfail.

Choose from Premium Economy with spacious reclining seats and in-seat entertainment, or upgrade to a RailBed with fully reclining beds, linen, and three-course meals. The train also offers showers and a licensed Club Car for meals and snacks.

Spirit of Queensland

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