Transport & Directions

Mission Beach is located on the Great Green Way, Tropical North Queensland coast in Australia between the northern cities of Cairns and Townsville.

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FINDING YOUR WAY TO MISSION BEACH FROM CAIRNS

Cairns International and Domestic Airport offers flights from major cities around the World however most travellers fly via Darwin, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth.

By Road

The drive to Mission Beach from Cairns is 1.5 to 2 hours along Highway No 1 - also referred to as The Bruce Highway. It takes you through the heart of the region’s sugar cane and banana farming communities. South of Innisfail at the small township called El Arish turn left from the Highway. (Opposite El Arish Golf Course). The distance to Mission Beach is approx. 16km travelling through amazing World Heritage listed rainforest.

Car Hire

Sugarland Car Rentals has an office in Cairns and Mission Beach enabling one way hire options i.e. from Cairns to Mission Beach. There is a drop off fee of approx. $50-00. They offer a courtesy drop off to your accommodation or Cairns Airport between the hours of 7-30am and 5-00pm at the Cairns office and 8-00am and 4-45pm at the Mission Beach Office.
If you wish to hire a car for the entire time during your stay your options then extend to the larger companies eg. Budget, Avis, Hertz or Thrifty Hire Car Companies.

Mission Link Cairns Airport Shuttle Service

Mission Link provides a Charter and a shuttle service between Mission Beach, Innisfail, Cairns and the Airport from Monday to Friday and weekends.  Book your seat online or call Mission Link on 0474 580 000.

Weekend airport and Mission Beach to Cairns bus service:  It is essential that bookings for this new service are made online or with a minimum 24 hours notice by phone as the service will not be scheduled if there are no prior bookings. Please note times may be subject to weather and road conditions.

Passengers are asked to arrive at bus stop 10 minutes prior to travel times. Please allow appropriate time preflight to organise baggage, security checks and or customs when scheduling flights from Cairns. Mission Link takes no responsibility for missed flights due to late arrival.

Weekday airport and Mission Beach to Cairns bus service:  Mission Link Bus Services are operating 2 weekday daily services to and from Cairns.

The mid morning service will pick up around Mission Beach from 10.00AM and leave the beach at 10.30AM arriving at Cairns Airport at 12.45PM then on to motels and Cairns Central.

The first return shuttle from Cairns will pick up around Cairns also at 10.00AM and then leave from the airport at 10.30AM returning to Mission Beach at 12.45PM.

The second shuttle from the airport will leave at the established time of 2.30PM arriving in Mission Beach and Tully at 5.30PM. The early morning service will continue to leave Mission Beach at it’s usual time of 6.15AM.

Book online throughout this website or for those without internet access you can always book by phone on 0474 580 000 or the office number 0407 337 661.

By Limousine

Mission Beach Taxi service offers a Chauffer driven limousine using late model Holden Statesman Sedans and Mercedes Benz. They are able to take up to 4 passengers from Cairns Airport to your accommodation at Mission Beach for approx. $330. For group bookings please contact the Girls at Mission Beach Holidays.

By Coach

McCafferty - Greyhound Coach Service (phone 13 14 99) make regular stops in Mission Beach. These services pick up/drop off at the coach terminal in Wongaling Beach. Please contact Mission Beach Holidays for advice on transferring to your accommodation.

FINDING YOUR WAY TO MISSION BEACH FROM TOWNSVILLE

Townsville Airport offers flights from Darwin, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
The drive to Mission Beach from Townsville is 2.5 hours to 3 hours along Highway No 1 - also referred to as The Bruce Highway. It is strongly recommended on this drive to have a break at the Frosty Mango – approx. 45mins drive north of Townsville. Here you can enjoy the most amazing selection of homemade ice creams and gelati. Continue on your journey to Mission Beach crossing the Cardwell Range with breathtaking views at the top overlook Hinchinbrook Island and Channel. Just north of the township of Tully take a right turn. Drive through farmland and the world famous Licuala Palm Forrest and on to the beach communities of Mission Beach.

Car Hire

If you wish to hire a car your options are Budget, Avis, Hertz or Thrifty Hire Car Companies. All have offices in the Townsville Airport.

By Limousine

Mission Beach Taxi service offers a Chauffer driven limousine using late model Holden Statesman Sedans and Mercedes Benz. They are able to take up to 4 passengers from Townsville Airport to your accommodation at Mission Beach for approx. $500. For group bookings please contact the Girls at Mission Beach Holidays.

By Coach

McCafferty - Greyhound Coach Service (phone 13 14 99) make regular stops in Mission Beach. These services pick up/drop off at the coach terminal in Wongaling Beach. Please contact Mission Beach Holidays for advice on transferring to your accommodation.