​The Kuranda Scenic Railway operates daily all year, except Christmas Day. Schedules may occasionally vary due to weather events or track maintenance demands.

​To Kuranda (daily)

Station Service times
Cairns8.30am (departure)9.30am (departure)
Freshwater8.55am (departure)9.55​am (departure)
Kuranda10.25am (arrival)11.25am (arrival)

From Kuranda (daily)

Station Service times
Kuranda2.00pm (departure)3.30pm (departure)
Freshwater3.32pm (arrival)5.02pm (arrival)
Cairns3.55pm (arrival)5.25pm (arrival)


Planned Maintenance Closures

Throughout the year we have planned maintenance closures for Kuranda Scenic Railway, please check details on our planned maintenance page to ensure your travel dates are not impacted.​