Cairns Airport

General information

Cairns Airport is an airport in northwest Australia. The airport is a hub for Jetstar Airways and Skytrains Airlines. In addition to those airlines, about 15 other airlines serve the airport. From Cairns Airports, flights are offered to both, domestic and international destinations.


Where is Cairns Airport situated?

Cairns Airport is located north of Cairns. The airport can be reached by following Lake St and Airport Rd.

How many terminals has Cairns Airport?

Cairns Airport has two Terminals. Terminal 1 is for international flights, Terminal 2 for domestic flights. The terminals are located on the east side of the airport and are within walking distance from each other.

Airport Map



The distance from Cairns Airport to the centre of Cairns is 7 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Cairns.

From CNS Airport to Cairns City centre by Car
7 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

Unfortunately, there are no public transport possibilities at this airport. Check out our transportation page for other ways to travel from the airport to the city.

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Cairns Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Cairns Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Cairns is about A$ 34.-. Book your taxi at Cairns Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CNS Airport to Cairns City centre by Taxi
7 km
15 min
A$ 34.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Cairns Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Cairns Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Cairns Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Cairns Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Cairns Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Cairns Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Cairns Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise Including Scenic Heli Flight

Embark on this full-day Outer Great Barrier Reef cruise from Cairns with scenic helicopter flight from the reef's helipad. Travel on a large, state-of-the-art vessel and choose just snorkelling or add diving.


Great Barrier Reef: Premium Catamaran Cruise from Cairns

Set sail to 2 exclusive, outer reef locations on a luxury, high-performance catamaran. Snorkel, swim, dive or just relax onboard! Spot turtles, colourful fish, exotic corals and more. The friendly crew are dedicated to making your trip memorable.

Tour & transport

Green Island Reef Catamaran Cruise from Cairns

Enjoy a full or half-day adventure and sail to the Great Barrier Reef by catamaran. Visit tropical Green Island to snorkel among colorful coral gardens and reef fish. Laze on a sandy beach, or explore the ocean via a semi submersible or glass bottom boat.


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