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Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Alice Springs (ASP)

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Visiting from Cairns to Alice Springs

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Cairns to Alice Springs travel information

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.

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Cairns to Alice Springs flight information

The approximate flight time for direct flights from Cairns to Alice Springs is 6 hours and 10 minutes.  

When to visit

Best time to visit Alice Springs

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. weather. Known as the Red Centre for good reason, the summer is particularly hot (20 – 40) °C from December to February, with January being the wettest month. Autumn (March – May) is one of the best times to visit Alice Springs, with warm days and cool nights. Average temperatures range from 12 - 27°. 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.

Arrival information

When your Qantas flight to Alice Springs touches down, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Alice Springs AirportOpens external site to get your visit to the Central Australia off to the right start. It’s located 14 kilometres from the CBD, about a 15 minute drive.

Arriving at Alice Springs Airport

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

Adelaide Metro offers an express bus service called JetExpress between the airport and the city and also offers a convenient JetBus service direct to Glenelg, West Beach and the City, servicing all stops.

Departure information

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. Located 8km (5 miles) from the city centre, Cairns AirportOpens external site in a new window (CNS) is an international airport in Far North Queensland. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 - international airport and Terminal 2 - domestic airport.

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Passengers on Qantas flights from Cairns are allocated a baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage for your trip, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

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Passengers travelling from Cairns, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

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* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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