Cairns Airport is an international airport in the northeast of Australia. Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia offer daily flights to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Cairns Airport is known as the closest airport to the Great Barrier Reef.
Where is Cairns Airport situated?
Cairns Airport is located close to the sea, north of Cairns. It is situated close to the Captain Cook Highway 1 and Cairns Western Arterial Road 91.
How many terminals does Cairns Airport have?
Cairns Airport has two Terminals. Terminal 1 is for international flights, Terminal 2 for domestic flights. The terminals are located east of the single runway and are within walking distance from each other.
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
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.
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.
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$ 30.-. Book your taxi at Cairns Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From CNS Airport to Cairns City centre by Taxi
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Cairns Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Cairns Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Jetstar Airways
- Air Niugini
- Regional Express Airlines
- Tigerair Australia
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Cairns
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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!
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway & Kuranda from Port Douglas
This special 1-day package combines the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway experience with a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Learn about the ancient rainforest at Skyrail and the pioneering history of Cairns from the train with transfers from Port Douglas.
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