Cheap and Effective ways to get to Port Douglas to visit the Great Barrier Reef.

Port O'Call Lodge has a complimentary courtesy bus which picks up guests from Cairns City/accommodation houses every day except Saturdays and public holidays. Conditions apply - guests must stay for mimimum of 2 nights and this free transfer is not available on any discounted packages. Bookings are essential with details of pick-up point in Cairns. Guests can also return to Cairns accommodation houses on the same days leaving Port O'Call Lodge at 8:45am. Contact Port O'Call Reception on +61 (0)7 4099 5422 to book your seat on the bus.

From Cairns Airport you have the following choices of transport:

Port O'Call Lodge is ten minutes from everywhere... Four Mile Beach, the Marina Mirage, supermarkets, the village centre, shops and restaurants.

From Melbourne:
  • Tiger Airways - Direct to Cairns from $109
  • Jetstar and Virgin - Direct from $149
  • Qantas - Direct from $189
  • From Brisbane:
  • New Queensland Railways fare: Brisbane to Cairns: Book a return fare and only pay 1 way. (i.e. 50% fare)
  • Virgin, Jetstar and Qantas - Direct to Cairns from $89
  • From Sydney/Adelaide/Perth:
  • Jetstar and Virgin - Direct from $189
  • Qantas - via Brisbane $300+
  • From Europe:
  • Qantas - London to Sydney/ Melbourne and use free side trip return to Cairns
  • Thai Airways - Bangkok to Brisbane and then use discount Jetstar Airways/ Virgin at around AUD $99
  • Air Asia - Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast and then Jetstar Airways direct to Cairns
  • Malaysia Airlines - Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane and then Jetstar Airways/ Virgin to Cairns
  • Cathay Pacific - Hong Kong and then direct to Cairns (Not always cheap but is direct)
  • Japan Airlines - Tokyo/ Osaka and then direct to Cairns via Jetstar Airways - everyday
  • Singapore Airlines - to Singapore, Jetstar - From Singapore to Cairns with a short stopover in Darwin
  • From North America:
  • Qantas US$888 return fare from USA with free stopover in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Auckland. Available from Los Angeles or San Francisco.
  • Qantas - Dallas to Brisbane direct (16 hours), then to Cairns.
  • V Australia to Brisbane and then Virgin to Cairns
  • Air New Zealand - Auckland to Cairns
  • From Asia:

  • Thai Airways - Brisbane (as above)
  • Air Asia - Kuala Lumpur/ Gold Coast to Cairns
  • China Southern - Direct to Cairns
  • Cathay Pacific direct to Cairns
  • SEOUL:
  • Korean/ Asiana to Sydney/ Brisbane and then Virgin/ Jetstar Airways to Cairns
  • China Eastern - Direct to Cairns
  • Jetstar Airways - Darwin to Cairns. Tiger/ Jetstar Airways to Perth and then Jetstar Airways to Cairns
  • BALI:
  • Air Asia - Indonesia to Darwin and then Jetstar Airways to Cairns.
  • Air Asia to Gold Coast and then Jetstar Airways to Cairns
  • Jetstar Airways direct to Cairns - everyday, one way fares from $299