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Cairns Airport Guide


Cairns Airport Information

In Australia, the Cairns Airport is the 5th busiest throughout the whole country. Not only do they process more than 5 million passengers each year, but those passengers include those coming from other countries as well as those flying domestically. One unique fact about the Cairns Airport is that it is viewed as the unofficial entrance to one of the world's oldest rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef. The airport operates 24 hours a day and has many things to offer their passenger customers, including plenty of shops and cafes to choose from!

Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport, Cairns Port Authority, Airport Operations Centre, Airport Avenue, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 4052 3888
Email: enquiries@cairnsport.com.au
Airport Code: CNS
Terminals: 2
Time code: GMT + 10

At a Glance

CBD: 8km
Travel Time: CBD 10mins by car
Taxi: approx AU$15
Shuttle: approx AU$10 every hour
Airport Parking: AU$3-11 (2hrs-24hrs)

Flights to Cairns Airport

Travelers can access Cairns internationally as the first port of entering Australia from New Zealand and Asia depending on which airline you fly with. Most all international flights connect at Brisbane before flying to Cairns. However, Cairns Airport mainly serves the busy Australian domestic travel market. Get more information on the flights to Cairns page.

Cairns Airport Hotels

There are plenty of options when choosing your accommodations after leaving the Cairns Airport if you haven't pre-booked anywhere. Examples of accommodations include the Pacific International Hotel, which is located not very far away from the Cairns Airport. Additionally, there are many other hotels, camping sites, motels and hostels throughout the Cairns area.

Cairns Airport Car Hire

The Cairns Airport has several car hire companies at its terminals. Passengers just need to follow the signs in Arrivals where they'll find reputable car hire companies such as Cairns Airport Avis, Cairns Airport Hertz, Cairns Airport Red Spot, Cairns Airport Thrifty, as well as Cairns Airport Europcar and Cairns Airport Budget. All of these companies are represented right inside the Cairns Airport.

Cairns Airport Terminals

The Cairns International Airport processes international and domestic passengers. The domestic terminals house the airlines of Qantas, JetStar, and Virgin Blue; the international airlines include Cathay Pacific, Qantas, JetStar, Air New Zealand, as well as the Continental Airlines.

Cairns Airport Parking

Both short term and long term car parking are available at the Cairns International Airport. With fees ranging from just AU$3.00 for up to 2 hour all the way to $14.00 for 24 hours. There are also long stay car storage facilites for passengers leaving their cars when they leave the Cairns on holiday.

Cairns Airport Trains

Transportation can also be obtained from one of the bus services to a train location throughout the Cairns central business district. Both the Sun Palm Express Coach and Australia Coach operate bus services downtown that will stop at train locations throughout the city.

Cairns Airport Buses

Two of the Cairns Airport bus services include the Sun Palm Express Coaches and the Australia Coach. These services usually pick up passengers at the appropriate arrival space on the airport property and transport them to their hotel or accommodation of choice!

Cairns Airport Arrivals

The Cairns Airport wants to make sure that their passengers are kept up to date so the airport's website updates its airline arrival information every three minutes. Whether you want to find out about a Sydney airport arrival or a Brisbane one, all the arrivals can be found on the website and by calling the Cairns Airport itself.

Cairns Airport Departures

Departures through the Cairns Airport are targeting to leaving right on time! However, that does not always happen and when it doesn't the airlines and Cairns Airport tells its passengers about the issues through website updates and passenger services at the airport.

Cairns Weather

Weather in Tropical North Queensland where Cairns is located provides year-round pleasant temperatures, more than any other Australia regional areas. This is the weather that many people travel to Cairns to enjoy throughout the year.

Cairns Airport Maps

The Cairns Airport is only 8km away from the heart of Cairns, which translates into a short 10 minute drive. We have provided our visitors with a helpful section on Cairns Airport Maps to show the location of the Cairns Airport in the local area and see how far it is from the city and the surrounding area.