Alice Springs is far more than the gateway to the Red Centre. It’s a thriving outback oasis famous for the personality of its locals, fascinating ancient culture, stunning landscapes and natural wonders like the Larapinta Trail and the MacDonnell ranges. With so many attractions to see, it’s time to immerse yourself in the Northern Territory.View our Alice Springs travel guide
Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Alice Springs (ASP)
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Cairns (CNS) to Alice Springs (ASP)
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Visiting from Cairns to Alice Springs
Cairns to Alice Springs
The approximate flight time for direct flights from Cairns to Alice Springs is 6 hours and 10 minutes.
When to visit
Let us help you plan your trip to Alice Springs, with an outline if the best time to visit whether it’s for a few days or a longer stay in the NT. Known as the Red Centre for good reason, the summer is particularly hot around 20 to 40 °C from December to February, with January being the wettest month. Autumn (March to May) is one of the best times to visit Alice Springs with warm days and cool nights. Average temperatures range from 12 to 27°C. To the other extreme of winter, July being the coolest month, nighttime temperatures can drop below 0°C and thick frost on the ground can resemble snow.
What is the main airport called?
Alice Springs (ASP).Opens external site in a new window The airport services domestic flights only and is located 15km from the town centre. The taxi rank and shuttle service is located outside the terminal.
Arriving at Alice Springs Airport
When your Qantas flight to Alice Springs touches down, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Alice Springs Airport to get your visit to Central Australia off to the right start. It’s located 14 kilometres from the CBD, about a 15 minute drive. Once you collect your bags from the baggage collection area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way. A range of retail facilities, wi-fi, services and amenities are available for visitors to use at the airport.
Getting into Alice Springs
At the airport rental cars, taxis, shuttle bus services are readily available for hire outside the terminal building.
Getting around Alice Springs
Central Alice Springs is small enough to explore on foot. Bus and taxi services are also available and it’s wise to use taxis at night for safety reasons. If you’re visiting the national parks, Uluru and Kata Tjuta, you’ll need a hire car or join a guided tour.
Fly from Cairns
Fly from Cairns. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Cairns, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Cairns Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 8km (5 miles) from the city centre, Cairns Airport (CNS) is an international airport in Far North Queensland. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 - international airport and Terminal 2 - domestic airport.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Cairns are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
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