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The main bus service for Cairns is Sunbus. They go as far north as Palm Cove, and as far south as Gordonvale and it is a "hail and ride" service. That means, if you stick your hand out along the bus route, the driver should pull over for you! Day passes are much better value than single tickets and they are valid for 24 hours. If you buy a ticket at 6pm it is valid until 6pm the next day.
There are 3 zones:
Please refer to website for updated fare information: Cairns Bus Fares
$4 TO KURANDA !!
Trans North Bus to Kuranda runs on a regular basis and reliable timetable, and the driver has great advice.
Trans North Bus Kuranda Service Timetable
Krystal Transport offers up to 30 shuttle bus transfers daily between Cairns, Airport, Palm Cove and Port Douglas. Charter bus service also available. Contact Us for more details.
Sun Palm have a booth at the airport for your convenience, Other services are aavilable on request if you wish to shop aorund.
Sun Palm Express
This services does the loop going to Cooktown via the Bloomfield Track and returning on the inland sealed road.
Coastal services Monday - Wednesday - Friday
Inland services Wednesday - Friday - Sunday
Shuttle to Cape Tribualtion also has a certain tour feel about it
Service departs Cairns Monday, Wednesday, Friday; departs from Karumba Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
This service drops passengers at Undara Lava Tubes resort pick up point and then continues through to Karumba.
Drivers do an informative commentary which makes the the trip more interesting.
Amazing way to see the real north at a competitive cost. Cairns Karumba Service Trans North Bus