Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Calgary (YYC)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Cairns to Calgary
Calgary travel information
Calgary is an energetic city in southern Alberta, Canada, situated on the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. There are plenty of neighbourhoods to explore from Inglewood, Calgarys main street with trendy restaurants, charming shops and superb coffee. Downtown Calgary has it all. It's s a foodie paradise with everything from coffee roasters and grab-and-go lunch options to upscale dinner restaurants. To experience the city's best attractions be sure to check out the National Music Centre, tour Calgary's brewing district, Calgary Tower and Prince Island Park. If visiting during winter the Banff hot springs, Banff Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Ski reports in the Canadian Rockies. Make the most of your trip and explore the best in Calgary.
When to visit
Best time to visit Calgary
Calgary has more hours of sunshine than any other major city in Canada, making it a great destination any time of year. The best time to visit is during summer (June to August) with many special events taking place, sightseeing is great, plenty of recreation activities are on offer like fishing, rafting and outdoor dining. The average temperature is 10° to 25°C. In winter, the weather is unpredictable with snow and warm westerly winds. It's the perfect time to ski in the Canadian Rockies, go dog sledding and a enjoy wine festivals and Christmas markets. Temperatures drop to -15 to -5°C, so be prepared for the cold. Be prepared for changes in temperature as weather in Calgary can vary.
What is the main airport called?
Calgary International Airport (YYC).Opens external site in a new window It is an international airport that serves the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 17 km northeast of downtown, approximately a 20-minute drive. There is a domestic and international terminal at the airport.
Arriving in Calgary
The friendly staff at Calgary Airport will greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are several transport options available to get you to your destination.
Getting into Calgary from Calgary Airport
Calgary International Airport is connected to the City of Calgary and the region by a variety of ground transportation options. The Airport downtown shuttle services operate from both terminals to your hotel or to designated points within the city. Bus tour operators connect you to town as well as Banff. Car rentals are available at the airport located on the departures level across the road from the domestic terminal. Calgary Transit provides bus service from the airport to various parts of the city. Limousines can be booked in advance, along with taxi and ride share services Uber and TappCar.
Getting around Calgary
Getting around Calgary is easy with many transportation options to suit your time exploring the city. Public transit, taxis, shuttles, rental cars, and limousines are great ways to get around during your stay. With extensive cycle paths and pedestrian walkways, Calgary is also a bike friendly and walkable city. Enjoy a ride in a ride share service such as Uber or Tappcar to explore the city.
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.
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.
The benefits of flying Qantas
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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
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