Bus Prices to Port Douglas from Cairns Airport & back again

Passengers Boarding a Shuttle Bus to Port Douglas

Whether you are planning a visit to the Great Barrier Reef or Mossman Gorge, finding the cheapest and most convenient means of travel is a priority. The more time and money you can save on the travel in between, the more you can spend on your holiday in Far North Queensland.

In the spirit of transparency, we would like to share all of our prices so that you can can start planning your journey between Cairns Airport and Port Douglas today. On this page you will find the timetables and price guides for bus transfers to and from Port Douglas.

As a family owned and operated business, we understand how important it is to have your schedule and finances planned out in advance. That way you can worry less about the journey and focus on looking forward to your adventure instead! Here’s everything you need to know:

Bus Ticket Prices from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas

So, how much does it cost to transfer from Cairns (CNS) Airport to Port Douglas? Below is a price guide for both one way and return tickets.

Ten buses daily from Port Douglas  – Ten buses daily from Cairns Airport.

We have listed prices for 1 to 13 adults, including children. If you have a larger group and want to find out more about pricing, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

What's Included in the Price?

Access to a spacious, air-conditioned bus: All our vehicles are well-maintained for your comfort and convenience.

No waiting around: Our buses leave on time, as scheduled. Most other shuttle services will wait to fill the bus up, often resulting in 30 to 40-minutes of waiting around. With us however, you can leave at your buses scheduled time.

Direct journey between Cairns Airport and Port Douglas (and vice versa if booking return ticket).

FREE accommodation drop-off door to door (certain restrictions apply, see our FAQ section for more information).

Please note that child seats are not included in the price and are charged separately.

There are three options available:

RFR (Rear Facing Restraint): for new-borns and infants.

FFR (Front Facing Restraint): suitable for infants and children up to 2-years of age.

B (Booster Seat): ideal for children aged 3 to 7-years.

All child seats costs AUD $15.00 each way.

Would you prefer the luxury of a private transfer?

Our standard airport shuttle services are very comfortable and convenient. However, if you value your privacy and would prefer not to share your transportation, or if you are arriving in Cairns Airport after hours, you can enjoy the luxury of a private transfer service to Port Douglas from a highly recommended local company.

They have a variety of luxury vehicles available; simply follow the above link for more information.

excellence coaches fleet

People Also Ask

Here are some of the most common questions that people ask regarding transportation from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas…

Our Cairns Port Douglas airport shuttle bus will take you direct – no stops – from Cairns Airport and drop you off at the door of your accommodation in Port Douglas. Our airport transfers to Port Douglas are arguably the easiest and most affordable means of travelling between the two destinations.

A common question that people ask is how they can get from Port Douglas to the airport for their return journey. Fortunately, we have airport transfers that can take you from Port Douglas and return you to the airport in time for your flight.

We recommend booking your return journey in advance to avoid any complication or potentially missing your flight. Please refer to our online booking system for more information on availability.

What about catching a bus in Cairns City Centre to Port Douglas? There is public transport available in Cairns Central, so catching a bus between Cairns and Port Douglas is possible. Of course, if your plan is to land in Cairns Airport and then head straight to Port Douglas, the easiest option will be to get a shuttle bus from there – rather than head into the city to catch the public bus.

If, on the other hand, you were planning on spending some time in Cairns City Centre and exploring, you can transfer from the CNS Airport and head directly into the City Centre. From there, once you have finished seeing the sights, you can catch a bus easily enough from Cairns Central.

There is indeed; we have shuttle bus transfers that can take you directly from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas. Alternatively, if you are travelling from Cairns City Centre, there is a bus that you can catch.

How much would is cost you to grab an Uber from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas? The average cost of an Uber for a one-way journey is $100 during quiet times, and up to $260 when it’s busy. In 2022 – it’s the busiest year ever at Cairns Airport! While you may think Uber is a  convenient option, our Port Douglas Shuttle Bus is a more convenient method of transportation at a fraction of the price. Cost per adult is $44.75 each one way when two adults book a return transfer with PortDouglasShuttleBus.net.au

Delayed flights are a fact of life and a source of much frustration. If your flight is delayed and you end up missing your scheduled transfer, we will automatically switch you to the next possible bus. If however, your flight is delayed and you end up arriving in Cairns Airport after hours (standard hours are 6:00 am to 17:00 pm daily), you will need to explore our private transfer options. As flight delays are entirely beyond our control, we offer refunds for standard hours arriving after 6pm if you do not wish to upgrade to our private transfer service is available at an additional cost. We will advise your options. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you would like to save your money, the alternative to private transfers is to wait in the airport until the following 6:00 am transfer.

Need help?

If you have any further questions regarding our airport shuttle services, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact us today. We will answer any questions that you might have and help you with finalising your transportation requirements.