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.


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