The distance between Albury and Cairns is around 2,531km (1,573 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 55m.
We've found 5 different ways to get from Albury to Cairns by plane, train, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.
👋 Also check out Cairns → Albury if you're planning a return trip.
Fly from Albury (ABX) to Cairns (CNS).
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Take the train to Central Station then Brisbane and then to Cairns Central Station.
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Take the bus to Sydney then Brisbane and then to Cairns.
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There are several options for getting from Albury to Cairns by plane, train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the train which costs around A$415 ($280) and will take around 1 day 22h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 55m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$525 ($355).
The distance between Albury and Cairns is around 2,531km (1,573 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,133km (1,326 miles)
It takes around 4h 55m to get from Albury and Cairns by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 6h to drive there.
The quickest way to get from Albury to Cairns is to fly which takes around 4h 55m and will set you back approx A$525 ($355).
The cheapest way to travel between Albury and Cairns, if you exclude driving, is to take the train which will typically cost around A$415 ($280) for a standard one-way ticket.
Yes there is a train service that runs between Albury and Cairns. It typically takes around 1 day 22h and departs 5 times a week.
There are no direct train services that runs from Albury to Cairns. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Central Station and Brisbane. These services run 5 times a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 22h.
XPT, NSW TrainLink and Queensland Rail Travel run train services between Albury and Cairns. Trains depart 5 times a week and will take around 1 day 22h, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.
Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Albury and Cairns. It typically takes around 2 days 5h and departs once daily.
There are no direct bus services that runs from Albury to Cairns. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Sydney, Brisbane and Roma Street busway station. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 2 days 5h.
Greyhound Australia, Firefly Express and Premier Motor Service run regular bus services between Albury and Cairns. Buses run once daily and take around 2 days 5h on average but will vary depending on you book with.
Yes you can fly from Albury and Cairns. Flights depart from Albury (ABX) and arrive at Cairns (CNS) - via Brisbane (BNE). The flight takes around 4h 30m.
There is no direct flight from Albury to Cairns. There is however a flight that goes via Brisbane (BNE). This services will take at least 4h 55m (not including layover time).
The flight from Albury to Cairns typically takes around 4h 30m. Flights depart from Albury (ABX) and and arrive into Cairns (CNS).
The closest major airport to Cairns is Cairns Airport (CNS) (CNS) which is approximately 5km (3 miles) from Cairns. Cooktown Airport (CTN) (CTN) and Palm Island Airport (PMK) (PMK) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.
Yes it is possible to drive from Albury and Cairns. The distance is around 2,680km (1,665 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 6h in normal traffic conditons.
If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Albury to Cairns is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 55m and will usually cost around A$525 ($355).
|5 times a day||2,531km (1,573 miles)|
|1 day 22h|
|5 times a week||3,274km (2,034 miles)|
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|2 days 5h|
|once daily||3,623km (2,251 miles)|
|Bus via Sydney||2 days 6h|
|once daily||3,644km (2,265 miles)|
|1 day 6h|
|on demand||2,680km (1,665 miles)|
The following major airports near Cairns offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.