Cairns Railway Station

​​​​​​​Cairns railway station, with its dedicated platform, is situated in the heart of Cairns a short walk from the 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 railway 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 railway station was the Sunshine Express in the early 1900's as well as for goods and service such as coal, cement and sugar cane. ​

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Free Wi-Fi​​
Lifts CCTV Cameras
Toilet facilities Accessible toilet Tactile edges
Free parking for Kuranda Scenic Railway customers must validate ticket prior to returning to vehicle.

Contact Numbers

Station phone: 1800 577 245
Lost property: 1800 577 245