Cairns to Airlie Beach Bus

Cairns to Airlie Beach

Cairns to Airlie Beach Bus

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Cheapest Price $108
Daily Buses 3
Trip Duration 10h 30m
Earliest Bus 7:00 AM
Latest Bus 3:00 PM


Air Conditioning Air Conditioning Reclining Seats Reclining Seats On Board Restroom On-board Restroom
Reading Lights Free Wifi Free Wifi USB Chargers Panoramic Windows Panoramic Windows

Travel between Cairns to Airlie Beach in a convenient and comfortable Greyhound coach from just $117.

Our coaches stop in the heart of Cairns to Airlie Beach, eliminating the need for a transfer. Prefer aisle or window seats? There’s no need to queue – simply reserve your favourite spot with our seat selection feature.

You can unlock even more benefits, as well as exclusive offers and deals, by joining our Greyhound Rewards program. When you join, every ticket purchased on our network will earn you G-Dollars, which you can redeem on your very next trip or save up for a special occasion. The choice is yours!

Book your trip now to experience modern coach travel at its best!


With the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park sitting right on Cairns’ doorstep, and Airlie Beach serving as the gateway to the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, this route is a scenic showcase of the tropical climate and lifestyle that North Queensland is famous for.

On your bus trip from Cairns to Airlie Beach, you’ll pass through even more must-see North Queensland locations, including the World Heritage-listed national parks and attractions of Townsville; the relaxed and romantic beachside town of Mission Beach; and the lush green landscapes of Innisfail.

When you arrive in Airlie Beach, you’ll be overwhelmed by all the adventures that are accessible from this small town. Must-dos include Whitehaven Beach, known all over the world for its soft white sands; Reefworld, a dedicated diving pontoon that also boasts an underwater observatory, sun deck and more; and the local Airlie Beach Lagoon, the perfect place to lay back and soak up amazing views.

This is definitely a trip for the bucket list. Book your bus ticket from Cairns to Airlie Beach now!


Where do buses depart from in Cairns and Airlie Beach?

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

All our buses come with free WiFi, USB chargers, air-conditioning, reclining leather seats, and a restroom.

How long does it take to get from Cairns to Airlie Beach?

The bus trip from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes approximately 10h 30m. For the most up-to-date timetable please use the 'Timetables' tab in the form at the top of the page.

How much is a bus ticket from Cairns to Airlie Beach?

Tickets from Cairns to Airlie Beach start at $117. All our bus fares come in three tiers – Early Bird, Advantage and Flexible – with prices varying based on how far in advance you are making a booking. You can find the most up-to-date price for your trip by using the booking form above or by calling our customer service team during business hours on 1300 473 946. For more information on different types of available fares visit our Compare Fares page.

Where can I buy a ticket?

The easiest and cheapest way to buy a bus ticket for your Cairns to Airlie Beach trip is to book directly on our website. Your ticket is then saved in your My Greyhound account where you can manage your booking, and simply show an electronic copy of your ticket on your phone to the bus driver when you board. You can also book your trips on the phone by contacting our friendly customer service on 1300 473 946, at our ticket outlets/travel agencies, or directly with the bus driver*.

*Please note that all bookings made through our call centre, travel centres and tickets purchased directly from drivers will incur a booking fee of $5.​

**For more information see our FAQ page.


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