Bus Services
Cairns - Kuranda

Kuranda Skyrail

Trans North Bus & Coach Service operates a Kuranda Shuttle Bus that completes five return services per day. This service operates every day of the year except Christmas Day and is designed to link with the Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway.

Please note:
This is a 'Hail & Ride' service and bookings are not taken. Ticket purchases are made from the driver as you board the bus and is cash only.

The Cairns bus stops are located at:

  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Bus bays at Qld Rail (platform 1)
  • 79 Abbott Street (Orchid Plaza)
  • Smithfield Bus Shelter, Kennedy Highway

From Kuranda:

  • 15 Therwine Street, Kuranda
  • Rainforestation

To assist students attending TAFE and Cairns High School, the 7:30am service travels via Caravonica, TAFE and Cairns High School, with the 3:00pm service returning via the same route.

Download PDF Timetable ** updated December 2019 **



Cairns to Kuranda
Departures Daily (except Christmas Day)
Cairns (Central Railway Station) 6:45am 8:45am 11:30am 1:30pm 3:00pm*
79 Abbott Street (Orchid Plaza) 6:50am 8:50am 11:35am 1:35pm 3:05pm
Smithfield (Bus Shelter) 7:05am 9:05am 11:50am 1:50pm 3:30pm
Kuranda 7:25am 9:25am 12:10pm 2:10pm 3:55pm

* 3:00pm Shuttle via Caravonica, Trinity Bay High, TAFE (excluding Weekends & Public Holidays)

Kuranda to Cairns
Departures Daily (except Christmas Day)
Kuranda 7:30am* 9:30am 12:30pm 2:15pm 4:10pm
Rainforestation 7:35am 9:35am 12:35pm 2:20pm 4:15pm
Cairns (Central Railway Station) 8:35am 10:15am 1:15pm 3:05pm 4:55pm

* 7:30am Shuttle via TAFE, Trinity Bay High, Caravonica (excluding Weekends & Public Holidays)

Last updated: Monday 3 July 2018


Cairns to Kuranda Map




Fare Type Fare Amount
Adult $6.70
Tertiary $5.70
Secondary $5.70
Primary $3.40
Pensioner $3.40
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