Bus Services
Cairns - Atherton

Kuranda Skyrail

Trans North Bus & Coach Service operates a passenger and light freight service between Atherton and Cairns and all towns and villages enroute. This service operates three return services Monday to Friday and two return services Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. There are no services Christmas day, Good Friday and Anzac day.

Please note:
This is a 'Hail & Ride' service and bookings are not taken.
Cash Fares only.

Ticket purchases can be made from:

  • the driver as you board the bus, or
  • Piagnos News, Mareeba.

The bus stops are located at:

  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Bus bays at Qld Rail (platform 1)
  • Smithfield Bus Shelter, Kennedy Highway
  • 15 Therwine Street, Kuranda,
  • Speewah Bus Shelter
  • Arnold Park, 171-179 Walsh Street (next door to Police Station), and
  • 54 Main Street, Atherton (near Crazy Cat Coffee)

You can also Hail and Ride at any location enroute, where the bus can safely stop. Upon request, this service will drop off at the Airport, Reef Fleet Terminal and Hospitals in Cairns. Please note that Trans North Services do not pick up from these addresses.

For further information regarding this service, please contact our office directly on (07) 3036 2070 during business hours or via email.

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Download PDF Fare Matrix ** Current 2024 **



Route 850 - Atherton Tablelands to Cairns
Departures Monday to Friday Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
Atherton 6:00am 9:15am 1:00pm 8:00am 1:30pm
Mareeba 6:30am 9:45am 1:30pm 8:30am 2:00pm
Speewah 6:50am 10:05am 1:50pm 8:50am 2:20pm
Kuranda 7:15am 10:25am 2:10pm 9:10am 2:40pm
Rainforestation - 10:30am 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Cairns Central 8:50am 11:15am 3:00pm 10:00am 3:30pm

No Services on Christmas Day, Good Friday or Anzac Day.

Route 850 - Cairns to Atherton Tablelands
Departures Monday to Friday Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays
Cairns Central 7:00am 9:25am 3:30pm 10:30am 4:00pm
Smithfield (bus shelter) 7:20am 9:45am 3:50pm 10:50am 4:20pm
Kuranda 7:40am 10:05am 4:10pm 11:10am 4:40pm
Speewah 8:05am 10:25am 4:30pm 11:20am 5:00pm
Mareeba 8:20am 10:45am 4:50pm 11:40am 5:20pm
Atherton 8:50am 11:15am 5:20pm 12:10pm 5:50pm

No Services on Christmas Day, Good Friday or Anzac Day.




Cairns to Atherton Map

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