Port Douglas Traveller Information

Traveller Information on getting here and getting around Port Douglas and the region during your stay makes navigating easy.Cairns to Port Douglas

Where is Port Douglas?

Port Douglas is located in North Queensland, Australia, approximately 70 kilometres north of Cairns.

How Far is Port Douglas from Cairns?

From Cairns, the road trip to Port Douglas is approximately 70 kilometres, and in normal traffic conditions, it takes one hour and ten minutes.

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How to get to Port Douglas?

Flying to North Queensland: Cairns International and Domestic Airports are your first port of call when planning a visit to Port Douglas. Once you arrive, there’s a wide range of on-road services which will deliver you safely to your Port Douglas accommodation.

When you arrive at the Cairns airport, it’s best to have your Port Douglas transfers organised in advance.

Getting Around

The small town centre of Port Douglas means it is effortless to walk around the main streets.

Many large resorts are along the main road into the town centre, and shuttles move between the resorts, the town and the marina.

Find your way around with our Port Douglas Map.

Public transport is limited, though there is a regulated taxi service and Uber.

Hire cars are available for travelling distances, but if you are venturing off the beaten track, you will need a 4WD vehicle to join a tour.

If you stay in Port Douglas, the best way to get around is to walk or hire a bike. Tour operators often include pick-up from and drop-off to your accommodation in their ticket prices, so check this when planning your itinerary.

Travel to Port Douglas

Cairns is the first port of call for international and domestic visitors to Port Douglas, whether by the airline, rail or road, into the Far North Queensland region.

The best way from Cairns to Port Douglas is along the coastal road, an hour’s journey in a hire car or bus.

Also, you can travel by cruise vessel docking at Port Douglas Reef Marina.  For the ultimate experience, travel by helicopter.

Once you arrive in Port Douglas, you can  plan the best things to do

Head over to our Port Douglas weather page to see the best time to visit Port Douglas.