Port Douglas car rental, Port Douglas transfers and transport information.

Port Douglas is a one hour drive north (70 km or 43 mi) of Cairns, which is the major city for air, coach and rail services including the Cairns international and domestic airports.

Transfers from Cairns to Port Douglas can be serviced by road, sea or air along one of Australia’s most spectacular coastlines. The scenic Captain Cook Highway winds along the Coral Sea coast through the Wet Tropics World Heritage area and past unspoiled tropical beaches, an unsurpassed one hour journey.

Road travel offers many different options that will suit all budgets, including scheduled coach transfers, hire cars, 4WDs, cruises, luxury limousines and the popular family limousines and minibuses all offering meet and greet services. You can be secure in the knowledge that whatever transport option you choose, safety is the highest priority.

Getting around in the Region

Getting around the region is easy, thanks to a network of small and easily accessible villages. Transport is modern and efficient ranging from a very economical shuttle bus system, walking or hiring a bicycle to the ultimate in guided safari tours, boat cruises and chauffeured luxury vehicles. There are also taxis, hire cars for self drive options, bus tours and even helicopters for charter. The roads are well signposted and offer an easy and safe way to navigating the country’s most spectacular region.



 Stunning creation by @2fishrestaurant! This scrumptious dessert will be served at their Christmas lunch.  The little hidden gem 'Herbie's'. The only place for a cocktail or icy cold beer right on the beach, sand between your toes and hammock to rest your bones. Photo @thalabeach  Floating through ancient rainforest. At peace with the flow, you gently glide along, surrounded by a pristine environment that you feel lucky to enter. Photo by @youngadventuress
 Clear blue skies stretch across turquoise waters. The weather in Port Douglas and Daintree is stunning right now!  No chaos. No confusion. Simple harmony. Photo by @saradury  Reef. Rainforest. Catamaran. Turquoise waters and crystal blue skies...if you need more than this, you're confused. Photo by @darrentierneyphotography
 Quick breath. Do you know how long a turtle can hold it's breath for? @wildman_photo  Stone hopping at Pebbly Beach as the sun rises on a new day in tropical paradise. Photo by @mycolourfulworld_  Slip in to the tranquil lagoon and eternal life will be yours. @thalabeach