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Cairns - 142 Bunda St, Cairns Train Station, Bus stop (Platform 1)
Townsville - Townsville
Cairns - 142 Bunda St, Cairns Train Station, Bus stop (Platform 1)
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Cairns - 142 Bunda St, Cairns Train Station, Bus stop (Platform 1)
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Cairns - 142 Bunda St, Cairns Train Station, Bus stop (Platform 1)
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Bus Cairns to Townsville: Trip Overview

Bus Cairns to Townsville: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$49
Average bus trip duration5h 30m
Number of daily buses3
Earliest bus departure7:00 AM
Distance175 miles (282 km)
Latest bus departure3:00 PM

Cairns to Townsville Buses

Information on this bus route

Daily Departures3
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures7:00AM - 3:00PM
Minimum Price$45
Average Ticket Price$49
Minimum Trip Duration5h30m
Average Bus Trip Duration5h30m
Distance175 miles (282 km)
Bus Companies on This RouteGreyhound Australia
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Cairns - Townsville

Taking the bus is the best way to travel to Townsville without a car. The bus provides a cost-effective, safe, and easy way to travel between the two cities. You also have the option of using carpooling services.

Traveling from Cairns to Townsville takes about 5h 30m on average, but the quickest bus can get you there in about 5h 30m. This is the time it takes to travel the 176 miles (284 km) that separate the two cities.

Cairns and Townsville are 176 miles (284 km) apart.

About 3 buses travel this route daily, provided by Greyhound Australia. Depending on the day of the week, the number of buses available from Cairns to Townsville may vary. Busbud can make your trip from Cairns to Townsville a breeze! Simply check the schedules and pick the bus that matches your style and budget. It's that easy!

The bus service operates from 7:00 AM for the initial departure and runs until 3:00 PM for the final departure.

If you want the cheapest way to travel this route, take the bus. With prices starting at $47, you won't find a cheaper way to get there.

The bus ticket costs $49 on average. In the past 30 days, prices have fluctuated between $47 and $182, so it's best to compare them to make sure you get the best deal.

Once in Townsville, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island, Mission Beach, Reef HQ Aquarium and The Palmetum.

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The cheapest trip from Cairns to Townsville was searched and found on Apr 16, 2024 with a price of $46

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Cairns to Townsville, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $46 to $165 for a bus ticket from Cairns to Townsville based on the last 3 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $46 which is on 2024-04-16.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Cairns to Townsville.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.

Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Cairns to Townsville, get comfy and count the stars.

Buses have one of the smallest carbon footprints of motorized transport modes. A bus going from Cairns to Townsville will emit less CO2 than a car or an airplane.

Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Cairns to Townsville, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.

Did you know?

The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.

Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.

One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.

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