Cairns Airport

Airport Location

  • 8km (5 miles) from the city.


Qantas Flights

There are 2 terminals in Cairns

  • Terminal 1 (International Terminal) - Qantas flights QF1-QF399 operate from this terminal.
  • Terminal 2 (Domestic Terminal) - Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal.

Departure Information

Ticket Counter

The Sales desk is open from 4.30am to 6pm.
Domestic ticketing facilities are available on day of travel only. Only emergency International ticketing is available on day of travel.


Check-in for Qantas Domestic flights is located on the ground floor.
Open during airport operating hours from 4am to 10.30pm.

Note: For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas. Ask airport staff for more detail.

Online Check-in is available for Qantas and QantasLink Australian domestic bookings between 24 hours and 30 minutes before your flight departure.

Body Scanners

Effective from 1 December 2012, full body scanning requirements will be progressively introduced at Cairns international airport.

Flight Status

View our real time Flight Status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.

Arrival Information


Baggage carousels are located in the Arrivals hall (ground floor).
Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage Services has a counter located on the ground floor next to the baggage carousels.

Flight Status

View our real time Flight Status page for up-to-the-minute arrival information.

Transfer between terminals

You can walk between terminals, by following the directional signs.
It takes approximately 5 minutes.

Lounge Information

Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Cairns Qantas Club.

Transport Information

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Transport Details
Car parking The airport is approximately a 10 minute drive from the city.

Visit the Cairns Airport website for current car parking rates

Taxis Approximately A$25 one way to Cairns city.
Car rentals Visit our cars section to make a booking.
Chauffeur Drive To travel to or from the airport via limousine, book a chauffeur transfer.

Airport Services & Facilities

Facility Details
Toilets Located throughout the airport.
Disabled toilet facilities are also available.
Showers Located throughout the airport.
Baby change rooms Located throughout the airport.
Currency exchange Located in the centre of the terminal just inside the main entrance.
Public telephones Located throughout the airport.
Post box Located next to the accommodation board in the main concourse area.
Meet and Assist Passengers requiring assistance can be escorted to the departure gate upon request. Ask a Customer Service Agent for assistance.
Lost property Contact lost property.

Book a flight to Cairns or view our Cairns Destination Guide.

Information correct as of March 2013.
Times and prices quoted are a guide only.