Townsville to Cairns Bus

Townsville to Cairns

Townsville to Cairns Bus

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Cheapest Price $68
Daily Buses 1-4*
Trip Duration 5h 45m
Earliest Bus 8:00 AM*
Latest Bus 5:00 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

*Please refer to the timetable for the most up-to-date information.

Travel between Townsville and Cairns in a convenient and comfortable Greyhound coach from just $68.

Our coaches stop in the heart of Townsville and Cairns, 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!


From the spectacular, World Heritage-listed national parks and bustling urban centre of Townsville to the tropical rainforests and natural wonders of Cairns, this is your chance to relax and enjoy everything Queensland’s North Coast has to offer.

Considered the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Port Douglas, Cairns is the perfect base for a reef, rainforest or island adventure – but it’s also a modern and vibrant city in its own right. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars, restaurants and a swimming lagoon, is a must for visitors.

On your bus trip from Townsville to Cairns, you will stop at some must-see North Queensland destinations, including the relaxed and romantic beachside town of Mission Beach, and vibrant Innisfail, home to some of the most impressive art deco buildings in Australia.

Aboard your Greyhound bus from Townsville to Cairns, you’ll enjoy all the comforts the modern traveller desires. Relax in your roomy and reclining leather seat, stay connected with free WiFi and an in-seat USB charger, and keep cool in air-conditioned comfort while you take in the sights of North Queensland through your panoramic window.

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


Where do buses depart from in Townsville and Cairns?

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 Townsville to Cairns?

The bus trip from Townsville to Cairns takes approximately 5h 40m. 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 Townsville to Cairns?

Tickets from Townsville to Cairns start at $68. 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 Townsville to Cairns 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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