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Most people will arrive at the Domestic or International terminal at Cairns airport. Transportation to Port Douglas varies from the cheap and cheerful to the expensive and luxurious. Before you book transportation from the airport to your accommodation, it's worth checking out if they already have an airport shuttle. Many major hotels provide this service for their guFacebookests, and you may find they offer it for free or for a small charge.
If your hotel doesn't offer this option, you still have a few choices.
Exemplar Coaches and Limousines
Will meet you in the baggage collection area at Cairns Airport with a sign with your name on it and depart when all passengers on your service are ready. They have been operating since 1994.
SUN PALM TRANSPORT GROUP - operates a daily seat-in-coach service for pickup and departures to Cairns Airport from Cairns, Palm Cove (Northern Beaches), Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and Mission Beach. Sun Palm Transport is a 24/7 operation. So their competent and courteous reservations staff members are available at anytime to assist you with all of your transport enquiries and bookings while visiting Tropical North Queensland. Otherwise you can simple visit their website and book your transport requirements online.
When arriving at Cairns Airport, seat in coach tickets can also be arranged by the friendly staff at the Sun Palm Desk, which is centrally located in the luggage collection area within Cairns Airport.
Sun Palm Transport, is the only company with 24/7 meet and greet service. Their customer service desks are easily visible at each arrival gate.
Ticket prices are: Adult - $35.00 (one way), $70.00 (return). Child 2-12yrs - $17.50 (one-way).
Phone: (07) 4087 2900 (Available 24/7)
HUGHES LUXURY TRANSPORT - Hughes' fleet of limousines and coaches is Australia's only national, chauffeur driven limousine service and is serviced by a 24 hour a day, state-of-the-art reservations system. With international affiliates around the globe, Hughes is the answer to all your personal transport requirements.
Hughes is the only Quality Endorsed limousine company in Australia which has been awarded the global quality standard AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000. This dedication to the highest of standards underlies their commitment to providing their clients with superior service, reliability and care.
Immaculately presented vehicles with professional, reliable chauffeurs and an unsurpassed service commitment ensures that wherever your journey takes you, Hughes will make it memorable. Your own personal Chauffeur will meet you on arrival with an easily identifiable sign.
Phone: 1300 30 66 44 (Available 24/7)
SMART CAR - Offering confirmed booking time for your collection from Cairns Airport. Also, you will be greeted by your chauffer driver with your name on a board in the luggge collection area of the airport. Pre Booking Service via calling 1300 1300 20.
Coral Reef Coaches - provides four departures per day from Cairns airport at 9:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 6:00pm. Ticket prices are: Adult - $28.00 (one-way), $50.00 (return). Bookings are essential.
Phone: (07) 4098 2800
Airport Connections - provides hourly departures from Cairns airport from 3:30am to 4:30pm and later times by arrangement. Ticket prices are: Adult - $36 (one-way). Child 2-12yrs - $18 (one-way).
Phone: (07) 4099 5950
Southern Cross Stretch Limousine Service - provides luxury transfers to Port Douglas. Bookings are essential. Prices are: Deluxe Sedan - $145.00. Stretch Limousine - $195.00
Phone: (07) 4035 1798
Limousine services, most favoured means of transport to Port Douglas. Stress free travel in luxury appionted vehicles, Competitively priced personalised - on time - service. Contact Paradise Limousine Service. 0403 507 069 email: email@example.com
Oasis Transport provides Premium Economy Transfers To Port Douglas, Children under 15 years only $10.00. Car Seats and booster seats provided free of charge. Call Brad on 0412 297 716 Email; firstname.lastname@example.org Web; http://oasistransport.com.au/
PortDouglasBus Operates 11 daily services between Cairns, Cairns Airport and Port Douglas picking up at hotels and resorts in Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas. Drivers are knowledgeable, professsional and friendly. The perfect tourist transport with commentary. Transfers and packages are also available to all the major attractions including Kuranda Scenic Train and Skyrail, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Cairns Tropical Zoo, AJ Hackett Bungy Jump and Mossman Gorge.
Cairns Airport to Port Douglas fares are Adult $32 one-way/$54 return, Child $16 one-way/$30 return and Family $90 one way/$154 return. Book online and pay onboard using credit/debit card or cash. Visit www.portdouglasbus.com for timetable. Phone 07 4099 5665 or email email@example.com
If you plan on renting a car for your stay in North Queensland, you can pick it up from the airport.
Directions: After leaving the terminal, follow the airport road out to the main road (T-Junction). Turn right here and follow the signs for Port Douglas. You'll pass through a number of large roundabouts (so remember your road rules!). At the Smithfield roundabout, you turn right. Follow this gorgeous road north (keep your eyes on the road - not on the lovely beaches!) The turn off for the Port Douglas village is to the right. The route is well signposted, so you shouldn't have a problem. The drive is around 65km and takes about 50 minutes.