Krystal Transport

The Cairns Airport Shuttle Bus Service That Works On Your Schedule

Don’t get lost in a cab, travel with the local shuttle bus experts.

Step right off the plane and into paradise. Krystal Transport meets all flights into Cairns Airport and offers direct transfer to Port Douglas. No cabs, no complicated train or bus timetables; just book your seat more than 24 hours in advance and transfer via our airport shuttle non-stop to your destination with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Airport transfers to Port Douglas

We have no fixed departure timetable as we meet all flights day and night which have been pre-booked as long as the booking has been made for more than 24 hours in advance.

Airport transfers depart immediately after your flight clears unless we are meeting another flight arriving within 20 minutes of your arrival.

Maximum wait is therefore 20 minutes*

We will make every effort to accept later bookings if possible.

To airport & Cairns

Morning Afternoon Afterhours
03.00* 06.00 12.15 20.30*
04.00* 07.30 13.15 22.30*
08.15 14.15
09.00 15.00
10.15 16.30
11.15 18.00

Departure times from Port Douglas are designed to arrive at the airport 1 – 2 hours before your domestic flight. (2-3 hours for International flights). If going to Cairns City first or as a destination, you can use any prior bus available. Exact time confirmed 24 hours prior departure.

Some services may not run due to lack of demand. We would then book you on the closest time available to your desired time.

Between Cairns Airport and Port Douglas is approximately one hour. (1.5 hours between Cairns City)


cairns airport transfers

Cheapest available fares – Airport transfers from $28 – please use the fare estimator to see how much it will cost for your trip


  • The only company providing non-stop transfer from and to Palm Cove, Cairns Airport and Port Douglas (View Network Map)
  • Discounted return fares on all bookings*
  • Unlike others, all vehicles have seat belts & anchors for baby seats
  • Baby seats and boosters provided if required at no extra cost
  • Children 15 years and under just $10 each way
  • 7-13 seats minibus fleet only
  • Door to door transfer service
  • Spacious luggage trailer
  • User friendly online secured booking form

Direct non-stop shuttle service at the best prices is our mission – unique in this region and a welcome change from the usual milk run after a long flight. Krystal Transport is a local shuttle bus company based in Cairns but with late model vehicles. The owner’s knowledge of the area goes back over 40 years and all drivers have an intimate knowledge of the region having run airport transfer to Palm Cove and Port Douglas extensively.

So travelling in an air-conditioned minibus – we NEVER use large buses, our friendly drivers can offer advice about the area’s tours, activities and points for interest en-route for first time visitors. The shuttle service will meet your flight at Cairns Airport or your accommodation in all three towns or at an agreed convenient meeting place.

* Lower fare on return applies for passengers making a return (two-way) trip booking on a single transaction only.


Kuranda and Cairns Tours in a Day

Our Skyrail and Kuranda rail tours include:

Transfer from your Port Douglas Accommodation, Cairns City or the Airport to the village in the rainforest. See one of the most beautiful towns in the country with Krystal Transport!

8.00am or 9.15am Departs Port Douglas for Skyrail

9.00am or 10.00am Departs Skyrail to Kuranda

10.15am or 11.15am Arrives Kuranda

2.00pm or 3.30pm Departs Kuranda on the Scenic Rail to Cairns Central

3.55pm or 5.25pm Train arrives Cairns Central

Planning a trip to the far north? Lived in Cairns and never seen the Reef? Contact Krystal Transport today and make your stay a whole lot better. Call us on (07) 4081 4718 today to schedule a ride!

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