How to travel from Albury to Palm Cove, Australia

The distance between Albury and Palm Cove is around 2,603km (1,618 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 50m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Albury to Palm Cove by plane, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Albury (ABX) to Cairns (CNS).

  • Duration4h 50m
  • Flight time4h 15m
  • Typical cost
    A$790($530)
Operated by

Qantas

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Bus

Take the bus to Liverpool then Brisbane and then to Cairns.

  • Duration2 days 4h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$475($320)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Drive

Drive to Palm Cove.

  • Duration1 day 7h
  • Distance2,704km (1,680 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Albury and Palm Cove

There are several options for getting from Albury to Palm Cove by plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$475 ($320) and will take around 2 days 4h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$790 ($530).

The distance between Albury and Palm Cove is around 2,603km (1,618 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,153km (1,338 miles)

It takes around 4h 50m to get from Albury and Palm Cove by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 7h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Albury to Palm Cove is to fly which takes around 4h 50m and will set you back approx A$790 ($530).

The cheapest way to travel between Albury and Palm Cove, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$475 ($320) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Albury and Palm Cove. We recommend that you fly from Albury (ABX) to Cairns (CNS). instead which will take 4h 50m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Albury and Palm Cove. It typically takes around 2 days 4h and departs once a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Albury to Palm Cove. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Liverpool, Strathfield Station Albert Rd Stand E, Brisbane and Cairns. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 2 days 4h.

Firefly Express, NSW TrainLink and Greyhound Australia run regular bus services between Albury and Palm Cove. Buses run once a week and take around 2 days 4h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Albury and Palm Cove. Flights depart from Albury (ABX) and arrive at Cairns (CNS) - via Melbourne (MEL). The flight takes around 4h 15m.

There is no direct flight from Albury to Palm Cove. There is however a flight that goes via Melbourne (MEL). This services will take at least 4h 50m (not including layover time).

The flight from Albury to Palm Cove typically takes around 4h 15m. Flights depart from Albury (ABX) and and arrive into Cairns (CNS).

The closest major airport to Palm Cove is Cairns Airport (CNS) (CNS) which is approximately 17km (11 miles) from Palm Cove. 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.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Albury and Palm Cove. The distance is around 2,704km (1,680 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 7h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Albury to Palm Cove is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 50m and will usually cost around A$790 ($530).

How do I get from Albury to Palm Cove

Compare travel optionsbetween Albury and Palm Cove

Transport options from Albury to Palm Cove
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4h 50m
A$790($530)
every 20 mins2,603km (1,618 miles)
Bus
2 days 4h
A$475($320)
once a week3,503km (2,177 miles)
Drive
1 day 7h
A$510($345)
on demand2,704km (1,680 miles)

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Airports near Palm Cove

The following major airports near Palm Cove offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

CNS
Cairns Airport (CNS)
International Airport
Distance
17km (11 miles) from Palm Cove
CTN
Cooktown Airport (CTN)
Domestic Airport
Distance
154km (96 miles) from Palm Cove
PMK
Palm Island Airport (PMK)
Domestic Airport
Distance
243km (151 miles) from Palm Cove