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Getting to Port Douglas

Getting to Port Douglas, Queensland


Port Douglas is a beautiful place to visit despite the distance from the South Eastern capital, Brisbane (1765 km away), it is well worth making the trip any time you're travelling in Australia!
Port Douglas is only 70km from Cairns which is the transport hub for the Northern region. You can get to Cairns by air, road or rail (which terminates in Cairns) then decide the best way to get to Port Douglas from there.

By Road
Any road trip to Port Douglas from other centres in Australia would be considered epic (Sydney is 2485 km away) Most travellers generally fly into Cairns and get either an airport transfer or hire a car for the 1 hour drive to Port Douglas. Port Douglas is a short 70 km drive north along a the Cook Highway now know as the 'Great Barrier Reef Drive'.

Airport Transfers from Cairns to Port Douglas
Port Douglas doesn't have an airport, however there are a number of transfer options from the closest major city, Cairns. Cairns Airport boasts international, domestic and general aviation terminals with flights available from a growing number of international locations and all the major cities in Australia. There are a number of Coach transfer and private limousine companies including Sun Palm Transport and Exemplar or there are always taxis (131008) available.
Cairns Airport official website lists live information on arrivals and departures at domestic and international terminals.

Car Hire
Arrivals by plane or train can hire a car in Cairns from any number of rental companies who are located conveniently around the Cairns Airport.
Truly the best way to get around Port Douglas is to hire a bike or two for the whole family from Port Douglas Bike Hire!

Don't forget a great way to get around Port Douglas is to hire a bike.