Atlanta is the capital of the U.S state of Georgia, that offers a unique blend of activities, amazing attractions, amusement parks, engaging museums and a lively arts and music scene. Be sure to take a tour of the Coca-Cola factory, visit the High Museum of Art and follow the public art trail along Atlanta BeltLine. If you prefer the outdoors, take a picnic in Piedmonth Park, stroll through Atlanta Botanical Gardens and climb to the top of Stone Mountain. Atlanta has a diverse food scene from steak houses, southern cuisine of fried chicken and the best barbeque wings, ribs and pulled pork. There is something to discover in every neighbourhood in Atlanta.
Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Atlanta (ATL)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Cairns to Atlanta
When to visit
The best time to visit Atlanta is in spring (March to May) where you can take advantage of the mild weather while still enjoying the city's outdoor concerts, lush green spaces and stroll through the botanic gardens. Temperatures in spring range around 20°C, though there can be some rain. Summers (June to August) are hot and humid, ranging from 20°C to 32°C. Autumn is another popular time to visit, ranging around 20°C with many music festivals happening.
What is the main airport called?
Atlanta Airport (ATL).Opens external site in a new window Officially known as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. It is the primary international airport serving Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The airport is located 11 km south of the Downtown Atlanta district.
Arriving in Atlanta
The helpful staff at Atlanta Airport will be greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are a number of different transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Atlanta from Atlanta Airport
There are multiple transport options available for passengers at Atlanta airport to easily get downtown. Just steps away from baggage claim is the MARTA, to be quickly transported into the heart of Atlanta. This is the train service with a red and yellow line from the airport to take you to your destination. MARTA bus 191 is the bus stop, if you wish to take this option. Its best to buy a Breeze card to use on buses, trains and streetcars. If you prefer to ride in a car, there are car rentals available, take a taxi or ride share service. The taxi rank is located in the yellow bus aisle and it takes around 16 minutes to get to Atlanta Business District. Alternatively, you may wish to organise a shuttle with your hotel.
Getting around Atlanta
Getting around Atlanta is easy with a range of comfortable transport options available to explore the city. Public transport is a convenient option and MARTA, the transit rail system can take you across the city, through the unique neighbourhoods and beyond. A fun way to see the city is on the Atlanta streetcar or take one of the many buses. It's best to buy a Breeze card to use on the public transport network. You may like to hire a car, use rideshare, hop in a taxicab, shuttle or even indulge in a limo service. Or, take in some fresh air and enjoy a stroll through the town and beautiful parks on foot or bicycle.
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.
The benefits of flying Qantas
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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
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