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How to Get to Port Douglas & Airport Transfers

Getting to Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a beautiful place to visit, and despite its distance from Queensland's South Eastern capital city (just take a look at this map), its well worth making the trip if this is your first time in Australia!

You can travel to Port Douglas by air, road or rail (the air and rail options will take you to Cairns which is only 70km from Port Douglas). 

If you need advice on how to get to Port Douglas, we've included some of the main transport options below, including arrival and travel options, airport transfers from Cairns, car hire, rail and more.

Have you booked your Port Douglas Accommodation?

Port Douglas by Road

Map of Port DouglasIt's a rather long drive if you are coming to Port Douglas from pretty much any major centre in Australia. Cairns is approximately 1700km or 21 hours of driving north from Queensland's capital, Brisbane, so most travellers generally opt for a flight into Cairns, and then either getting an airport transfer to Port Douglas or hiring a car for the 1 hour drive. 

If you are driving the distance yourself, Port Douglas is a short 70 km drive north along a sealed highway. 

However, a road trip to Port Douglas from Queensland's South East can sometimes be the best way to see our holiday attractions and stop-off points, such as Airlie Beach, Fraser Island and the Sunshine Coast.

Check out the RACQ Road Conditions Report on 13 19 40.

Airport transfers from Cairns to Port Douglas

There are no major airports located in Port Douglas, however there are a number of transfer options from the closest major city of Cairns. Cairns Airport boasts international, domestic and general aviation terminals. Flights are available from select international locations and from most major cities in Australia.

You can check out the Cairns Airport official website which has more information and lists live information on arrivals and departures at domestic and international terminals, updated every three minutes. 

Book an airport transfer to take you from Cairns Airport straight to your Port Douglas hotel - we've included some options below:

Airport Transfer to or from Port Douglas hotels for up to 13 people (7am-10pm)

Airport Transfer to or from Port Douglas hotels for up to 13 people (7am-10pm)

More InfoPRIVATE TRANSFERS - We go when YOU & YOUR GROUP are ready to go.

Safe & efficient transfer of small groups of up to 13 people at a time from Cairns Airport to and from Port Douglas hotels. Private Transfers available to and from your Cairns & Palm Cove accommodation too. Chinese speaking Driver/Guide on call too.

 

Safe Private Transfer from Cairns to Port Douglas for up to 13 people

Safe Private Transfer from Cairns to Port Douglas for up to 13 people

More InfoPRIVATE TRANSFERS - We go when YOU & YOUR GROUP are ready to go.

Safe & efficient transfer of small groups of up to 13 people at any time.

 

Safe Private Transfer from Port Douglas to Cairns for up to 13 people

Safe Private Transfer from Port Douglas to Cairns for up to 13 people

More InfoPRIVATE TRANSFERS - We go when YOU & YOUR GROUP are ready to go.

Safe & efficient transfer of small groups of up to 13 people at a time from Cairns Airport to and from Port Douglas hotels. Private Transfers available to and from your Cairns & Palm Cove accommodation too.

 

Luxury Van, Private Transfer, Port Douglas - Cairns

Luxury Van, Private Transfer, Port Douglas - Cairns

More InfoTour Logistics pride themselves in offering a premium, friendly service. With many years experience and a highly trained, dedicated team; customer service is paramount. Locally owned and operated, Tour Logistics is located just minutes from Cairns Airport.

Premium private transfer service from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport in our spacious, luxurious LDV Vehicle. Complimentary infant and child seats and free 'quick stop' (maximum 15 minutes).

 

Luxury Van, Private Transfer, Trinity Beach - Cairns

Luxury Van, Private Transfer, Trinity Beach - Cairns

More InfoTour Logistics pride themselves in offering a premium, friendly service. With many years experience and a highly trained, dedicated team; customer service is paramount. Locally owned and operated, Tour Logistics is located just minutes from Cairns Airport.

Premium private transfer service from Trinity Beach to Cairns Airport in our spacious, luxurious LDV Vehicle. Complimentary infant and child seats and free 'quick stop' (maximum 15 minutes).

 

Premium Van, Private Transfer, Port Douglas - Cairns Airport.

Premium Van, Private Transfer, Port Douglas - Cairns Airport.

More InfoTour Logistics pride themselves in offering a premium, friendly service. With many year’s experience and a highly trained, dedicated team; customer service is paramount. Locally owned and operated, Tour Logistics is located just minutes from Cairns Airport.

Premium private transfer service from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport in our comfortable, presentable van. Complimentary infant and child seats and free 'quick stop' (maximum 15 minutes).

 

Corporate Bus, Private Transfer, Trinity Beach - Cairns

Corporate Bus, Private Transfer, Trinity Beach - Cairns

More InfoTour Logistics pride themselves in offering a premium, friendly service. With many year’s experience and a highly trained, dedicated team; customer service is paramount. Locally owned and operated, Tour Logistics is located just minutes from Cairns Airport.

Premium private transfer service from Trinity Beach to Cairns Airport in our comfortable, professional Toyota Coaster Bus. Complimentary infant and child seats and free 'quick stop' (maximum 15 minutes).

 

Premium Van, Private Transfer, Trinity Beach - Cairns Airport. 1-11 passengers

Premium Van, Private Transfer, Trinity Beach - Cairns Airport. 1-11 passengers

More InfoTour Logistics pride themselves in offering a premium, friendly service. With many years experience and a highly trained, dedicated team; customer service is paramount. Locally owned and operated, Tour Logistics is located just minutes from Cairns Airport.

Premium private transfer service to Cairns Airport in our comfortable, clean and well presented minivan. Complimentary infant and child seats and free 'quick stop' (maximum 15 minutes).

 

Corporate Bus, Private Transfer, Port Douglas - Cairns

Corporate Bus, Private Transfer, Port Douglas - Cairns

More InfoTour Logistics pride themselves in offering a premium, friendly service. With many year’s experience and a highly trained, dedicated team; customer service is paramount. Locally owned and operated, Tour Logistics is located just minutes from Cairns Airport.

Premium private transfer service from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport in our comfortable, professional Toyota Coaster Bus. Complimentary infant and child seats and free 'quick stop' (maximum 15 minutes).

 

Private Transfer 1 to 3 Passengers, Cairns <> Port Douglas. One Way.

Private Transfer 1 to 3 Passengers, Cairns <> Port Douglas. One Way.

More InfoWe have a Covid19 Safe Plan in place.
Private Transfer for 1 to 3 passengers, we will meet you at the luggage collection on arrival and help with your luggage. Sit back, Relax and Enjoy while we chauffeur you along one of Australia's most scenic drives. Our drivers are long time locals with years of experience and knowledge to share

 

Private Transfer 4 to 6 Passengers, Cairns <> Port Douglas. One way.

Private Transfer 4 to 6 Passengers, Cairns <> Port Douglas. One way.

More InfoWe have a Covid19 Safe Plan in place.
Private Transfer for 3 to 6 passengers, we will meet you at the luggage collection on arrival and help with your luggage. Sit back, Relax and Enjoy while we chauffeur you along one of Australia's most scenic drives. Our drivers are long time locals with years of experience and knowledge to share.

 

Airport Transfers between Cairns Airport and Port Douglas

Airport Transfers between Cairns Airport and Port Douglas

More InfoExemplar is renowned in the region as the expert in airport transfers. Since 1993 we have offered award winning services across a range of services. All budgets are catered for. Seat in Coach is our shared service and popular with families, couples, backpackers and the cost conscious traveller. We also offer a several Private Transfer options. These range from limousines, seven seater People Movers to the larger 20 seaters and our Silver Service for that very special occasion. Our customer service is renowned and highly regarded, with many trying to imitate, but none able to replicate.We know that what ever service you book with Exemplar you won't be disappointed,

 

The adventure begins at Hartley's the best crocodile show in Australia

The adventure begins at Hartley's the best crocodile show in Australia

More InfoCairns city transfers is the small group specialists taking families and groups in our luxury vehicles where our professional team look after you from start to finish. Our driver guides will make your day a day to remember driving along some of the most beautiful scenery as you head to Hartley's crocodile adventures. Our unique service caters for those who love to travel on there own with friends or family that wants that personnel touch catching those moments and memories that will last a life time. Let our staff take care of you and make your day one to remember.

 

Port Douglas Daintree National Park Boutique Full-Day Tour

Port Douglas Daintree National Park Boutique Full-Day Tour

More InfoEnjoy a breathtaking visit to the Mossman Gorge
Take a relaxing swim or paddle in a stunning rainforest setting
Enjoy panoramic coastal views from the Alexandra Lookout
Travel in a luxurious air-conditioned touring vehicle
Savor a tropical lunch in the rainforest
Stroll along Cape Tribulation Beach where the rainforest cascades down to the sea

 

SHUTTLE - CAIRNS AIRPORT TO PALM COVE (or reverse - oneway)

SHUTTLE - CAIRNS AIRPORT TO PALM COVE (or reverse - oneway)

More InfoOur transfer services are available for pick up / drop off within Palm Cove & Northern Beaches to Cairns Airport

Minimum x2 Adult fare to / from Cairns and Cairns Airport. All requests are subject to availability and scheduling, transfers outside normal hours and on public holidays are subject to surcharges

 

SHUTTLE - Mossman Gorge & Cooya Beach from Port Douglas (Return Transfer)

SHUTTLE - Mossman Gorge & Cooya Beach from Port Douglas (Return Transfer)

More InfoOur shuttle services are available for pick up / drop off from Port Douglas to Mossman Gorge, Mossman Markets and Cooya Beach*

TIMETABLE
Monday to Sunday Time Table 8am / 10am / 1pm / 3pm / 5pm*

Minimum x2 person fare to Mossman Gorge. All requests are subject to availability and scheduling, transfers outside normal hours and on public holidays are subject to surcharges

 

SHUTTLE - Thala Beach and Turtle Cove from Port Douglas (Return Transfer)

SHUTTLE - Thala Beach and Turtle Cove from Port Douglas (Return Transfer)

More InfoOur shuttle services are available for pick up / drop off from Port Douglas to Oak / Thala Beach and Turtle Cove*

TIMETABLE
Monday to Sunday Time Table 9am / 11am / 2pm / 4pm*

Minimum x2 person fare. All requests are subject to availability and scheduling, transfers outside timetable hours and on public holidays are subject to surcharges

 

Cairns & Airport Transfers between Port Douglas & Cairns (Private Chauffeur)

Cairns & Airport Transfers between Port Douglas & Cairns (Private Chauffeur)

More InfoOur private transfer service with complementary water and Chauffeur style with essential oil scented refresher towel, available for transfers between Cairns to Port Douglas (complementary upgrade to Chauffeur style with Airport transfers)

All requests are subject to availability and scheduling, transfers outside normal hours and on public holidays are subject to surcharges. Currently and unless scheduled otherwise, all transfers are facilitated in our sedan or mini-bus (max 3 persons per booking)
Special Offer - Book by May 27 to save 15% off our previously offered price! - Book Now!

 

Airport Transfer - Port Douglas To Cairns Airport

Airport Transfer - Port Douglas To Cairns Airport

More InfoNew late model luxury vehicles.
Private Experience for up to 3 passengers.
Smoke Free immaculate vehicles with personal experienced and local Chauffeur
Meets Australian Government requirements as a Public Passenger Provider.
We are Insured, Licenced and Registered

 

Cairns Airport (CNS) Departure Transfer (Port Douglas Hotels to Cairns Airport)

Cairns Airport (CNS) Departure Transfer (Port Douglas Hotels to Cairns Airport)

More InfoFINAL RATE PER VEHICLE

Book your private departure transfer from any hotel or address in Port Douglas to Cairns Airport (CNS) today!

We pick you up at any hotel or address in Port Douglas in one of our Cars or Minivans and take you directly to Cairns Airport (CNS).

What is included:
- NO HIDDEN CHARGES
- PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS
- FREE CANCELLATION UP TO 24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL
- MEET&GREET SERVICE
- TOLLS INCLUDED
- 15 MINUTES FREE WAITING TIME

Benefit from our best offers today and book your departure transfer from Port Douglas to Cairns Airport (CNS).

 

Hire a Car

Hire a car in port douglas If you've arrived by plane or train, you can hire a car in Cairns from a number of rental companies, many of which are located conveniently at the Cairns Airport.  

Book your Port Douglas rental car online using Vroom and you'll be able to compare prices from all the major car hire providers.

Once you arrive in Port Douglas, hire scooters and really explore the region - give Port Douglas Motorbike & Scooter Hire a call on 07 4099 4000.

Catch the Train & enjoy the scenery

Queensland Rail provides one service to Cairns through its Queensland Rail Travel routes. You can then get a transfer or hire a car for the remaining 70km to Port Douglas.

Spirit of Queensland (formerly Cairns Tilt Train)

Tilt Train Train Route MapMore Info

The Spirit of Queensland travels the same journey, but does so in just over 24 hours and offers a much smoother ride, more relaxing ride.

The brand new Tilt Train fleet, Spirit of Queensland, was launched in October 2013 and focuses on relaxation, comfort and modern facilities. The high speed rail is available for all shorter stops in between Brisbane & Cairns, and runs five times per week.

The new look Spirit of Queensland boasts an Australian first, with a sleeper option available for passengers that provides an even more comfortable & convenient service and launching Queensland Rail into a new era in long distance travel. 

Book online for this service at the Queensland Rail Website

Port Douglas Limousines & Luxury Shuttles

There are a number of limousine and shuttle companies to choose from that operate to and from the Cairns Airport. Limousine bookings must be made prior to arrival. Check out the Port Douglas Transport category in our Port Douglas Directory for more options.