Cairns Railway station, with its dedicated platform, is situated in the heart of Cairns a short walk from CBD. It
is centrally located and within easy walking distance of most city accommodations. If you are driving, we offer free parking at Cairns Central Shopping Centre next door to the station.
The original Cairns station was located closer to the waterfront and is now attached to the city's largest shopping centre Cairns Central. The current station was opened by the Minister for Transport Vaughan Johnson on 7 May 1996, adjacent to the previous station that opened in August 1955. It was built as part of the Cairns Central Shopping Centre.
Some original services that passed through Cairns station was the Sunshine Express in the early 1900's as well as for goods and service such as coal, cement and sugar cane.
Please be aware that a major refurbishment of the lifts at Cairns Station is planned from 23 November – 23 December 2015.
Due to necessary refurbishment of elevators at Cairns Railway Station, access to Cairns Railway Station for persons with a disability is via Bunda Street, street level only for the period of:
Monday 23 November to Wednesday 23 December 2015
Access to Freshwater and Kuranda Railway Station for persons with a disability remain unchanged.
For further enquiries please call: 1800 KSRAIL (577 145) or 07 4036 9333 option 1.