From Cairns

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 guests, 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. 

Taxi

A taxi from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas will be around $ 200.00. It's a good idea to get a fixed price before you travel. Cairns Taxi (previously) Black and White taxis operate in Cairns.
Fares | Website
Phone: 131 008

Port Douglas T axis operate in Port Douglas Cost $250.00

Make sure you book taxis even for little jobs as they can get busy. You cannot book taxis to pick you up from the airport, go to the rank. Buses and limousines are your best bet to Port Douglas. There are only 2 taxis in Port Douglas.Buses/Coaches.

  

Bus/Shuttles / Airport Coach Service (in Alphabetical Order)



CAIRNS LIMOUSINE SERVICES - 
Direct Airport Coach Service- to or from Cairns Airport / Cairns City / Port Douglas.  

  • Cairns Airport --> Cairns CBD: $15.00 per person
  • Cairns Airport --> Port Douglas: $39.00 per person
    **Return ticket Specials available**

*** BOOK TODAY ***
Call:  07 4032 1599
Emailinfo@cairnslimousines.com
Webhttp://www.cairnslimousines.com  

About the Service
Your driver will meet you in the baggage collection area with a sign with your name on it and the coach will depart when all passengers have collected their luggage. Coach travel time from Cairns Airport directly to Port Douglas is approximately 60 minutes. 

Child car restraints provided complimentary. (Available 24/7 *subject to availability


Cairns Luxury Limousines 

Cairns Airport to Port Douglas private transfers - Chauffeured Luxury vehicles at competitive rates. 
Offering a range of vehicles including Sedans, Stretch Limousines, Super Stretch Limousines and 7 seat People Movers - Free baby seats included. Private chauffeured transfers for up to 4 passengers from $199.00.

Contact: Ph. +61 7 40336557 - info@cairnsluxurylimousines.com -  http://www.cairnsluxurylimousines.com


Cairns Airport Shuttle Net - New service started in March 2015 by Port Douglas locals. After years of holidaying Paul and Visnja moved to Port Douglas. Now offer a service to oragnise transport from the 20 companies known to operate between Cairns and Port Douglas. Booking is all online on   http://www.cairnsairportshuttle.net/ 


Coral Reef Coaches will stop at all the northern beaches of Cairns on the way to Port Douglas(1.25-2hrs).They will meet you in the baggage collection area with a sign with your name on it and depart when all passengers are ready. Cost $44.00 per adult.  Phone - (07) 4098 2600 Website:  http://www.tnqshuttle.com/   



Eclipse Transport
 - Direct Airport Coach Transfers -  
to or from Cairns Airport to Cairns City or Port Douglas.

  • Cairns Airport --> Cairns CBD: $15.00 per person
  • Cairns Airport --> Port Douglas: $39.00 per person
    **Return ticket Specials available**

*** BOOK TODAY ***
Call: 07 4032 2721
Email: reservations@eclipsetransport.com.au 
Web:  www.eclipsetransport.com.au   

About the Service
Your driver will meet you in the baggage collection area with a sign with your name on it and the coach will depart when all passengers have collected their luggage. Coach travel time from Cairns Airport directly to Port Douglas is approximately 60 minutes. 

Child car restraints provided complimentary. (Available 24/7 *subject to availability)


Exemplar Coaches and Limousine

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. Cheapest option costs $41 per adult per way.

Phone -  (07) 4098 5473 Email:  reservations@exemplaronline.com.au Website:  http://www.exemplaronline.com.au 


Coral Reef Coaches will stop at all the northern beaches of Cairns on the way to Port Douglas(1.25-2hrs).They will meet you in the baggage collection area with a sign with your name on it and depart when all passengers are ready. Cost $36.00 per adult.  Phone - (07) 4098 2600 Website:  http://www.tnqshuttle.com/ 


CORAL SEA COACHES

Will meet you in the baggage collection area with a sign with your name on it and depart when all passengers are ready.  Bookings are essential and made and paid for online.   Last Minute oneway transfers ( last minute oneway) for specific times and dates maybe available for two passengers $20 per passenger.  The shuttle to Port Douglas only travels 4 times a day at specific times and bookings are essential   Cost for 4 passengers return is $240.00 ($30.00 per passenger each way).  Website:   http://www.coralseacoaches.com/Return...


Krystal Transport non stop transfers to Port Douglas (1-1.25hrs). Again they will meet you in the baggage collection area with a sign with your name on it and depart when all passengers are ready. Cost $35/Person ($65 return).  .  Phone -  (07) 4051 7456. http://www.krystaltransport.com.au/   


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; oasistransport@bigpond.com   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  http://www.portdouglasbus.com/ for timetable. Phone 07 4099 5665 or email info@btstours.com.au 


Port to Port Tours and Transfers - Private vehicle transfers for up to seven passengers & luggage. Airport Transfers include Bottled water , child seats & Supermarket / Bottle Shop stops.Servicing Cairns Airport to Port Douglas / Cape Tribulation / Daintree and surrounds. Website:  http://www.porttoporttours.com.au/  Phone: 0481 161 858  


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, Ticket prices are:   Adult - $47.00 (one way), $90.00 (return). Email: reservations@sunpalmtransport.com  

Phone: (07) 4087 2900 (Available 24/7)

  Make sure you book ahead as they can only pickup at the airport with prior bookings. If you book a sedan make sure you get one, some companies will send a people mover instead, ask questions before you book. Luggage storage can be a problem if you have lots of it so you may want to book a people mover with trailer or a stretch with trailer.

Limousines - Luxury Private Transfer Options (in Alphabetical Order)



CAIRNS LIMOUSINE SERVICES - Luxury Limousines & Private Transport Vehicles
Cairns Limousines operates transfers covering Cairns City, Cairns Airport & the surrounding regions. Prices for Private Transfers to Port Douglas as follows:

  • Sedan (seats 3): $199.00
  • Stretch Limousine (seats 6) $295.00
  • iMax (seats 6):  $224.00
  • Hiace (seats 12): $252.00

*** BOOK TODAY ***
Call us:  07 4032 1599
Emailinfo@cairnslimousines.com
Webhttp://www.cairnslimousines.com

Bookings are essential & subject to availability

About our Service

Your driver will meet you in the baggage collection area with a sign with your name on it & depart for your destination once you have collected your luggage. Travel time from Cairns Airport directly to Port Douglas is approximately 60 minutes. 

Child car restraints provided complimentary. (Available 24/7 *subject to availability)  


Cairns Luxury Limousines
Cairns Airport to Port Douglas private transfers - chauffeured Luxury vehicles at competitive prices.
Offering a range of vehicles including Sedans, Stretch Limousines and 7 seat People Movers - Free baby seats included.
Contact: Ph. +61 7 40336557 - info@cairnsluxurylimousines.com http://www.cairnsluxurylimousines.com


Eclipse Transport 

Eclipse Transport Group operates transfers covering Cairns City, Cairns Airport & the surrounding regions. Prices for Private Transfers to Port Douglas as follows:

  • Sedan (seats 3):  $188.00
  • Stretch Limousine (seats 6) $279.00
  • iMax (seats 6):  $212.00
  • Hiace (seats 12): $239.00

*** BOOK TODAY ***
Call us:  07 4032 2721
Email:  reservations@eclipsetransport.com.au 
Web:  www.eclipsetransport.com.au    

Bookings are essential & subject to availability

About our Service

Your driver will meet you in the baggage collection area with a sign with your name on it & depart for your destination once you have collected your luggage. Travel time from Cairns Airport directly to Port Douglas is approximately 60 minutes. 

Child car restraints provided complimentary. (Available 24/7 *subject to availability)   


Port to Port Tours and Transfers - Private vehicle transfers for up to seven passengers & luggage. Airport Transfers include Bottled water , child seats & Supermarket / Bottle Shop stops.Servicing Cairns Airport to Port Douglas / Cape Tribulation / Daintree and surrounds. Website:  http://www.porttoporttours.com.au/  Phone: 0481 161 858   


Paradise Limousine service, most favoured means of transport to Port Douglas. Stress free first class  travel in a  Luxury Vehicles.  Competitively priced, personalised - on time direct service.  Top of the range Toyota Ultima Luxury 6 passenger people mover is by far the preferred transfer vehicle. Full Limousine licenced 1977 Rolls Royce for that extra special occasion transfer.     For bookings    Contact Clive at   Paradise Limousine Service.     Ph. 0403 507 069 - email: limocar1@bigpond.net.au


Southern Cross Stretch Limousines Cairns - provides luxury transfers to Port Douglas. Bookings are essential. Prices are: Deluxe Sedan - from $199.00. Stretch Limousine - from $335.00  Phone: 0439351881  Website:www.southerncrosslimos.com.au  info@southerncrosslimos.com.au Phone: (+61) 74035 1798 or Mobile 0439351881 


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 http://www.portdouglasbus.com/ for timetable. Phone 07 4099 5665 or email info@btstours.com.au
 

Renting a Car

If you plan on renting a car for your stay in North Queensland, you can pick it up from the airport.  

East Coast Car Rentals - Cairns Airport and city
Avis
- http://www.avis.com.au/
Budget
- http://www.budget.com.au/
Hertz - http://www.hertz.com.au/ 
 

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, take the second exit. 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.