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Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Honolulu (HNL)

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Visiting from Cairns to Honolulu

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Epic surf, lush rainforests, pristine beaches, rich culture and firey volcanos - few places in the world share the rare untamed beauty of Hawaii. Whether you’re seeking the glorious sandy beaches of Maui, the stunning scenic hikes of the Big Island or the big waves and history of Oahu, plan which Hawaiian island to visit for your holiday to imerse yourself in all that this stunning location of the USA offers.

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When to visit

Weather in The Hawaiian Islands is very consistent, with only minor changes in temperature throughout the year. There are really only two seasons in Hawaii: summer (kau) from May to October and winter (hooilo) from November to April. The average daytime summer temperature at sea level is 29.4°C, while the average daytime winter temperature is 25.6°C. Temperatures at night are considerably lower than the daytime. The wettest months are from November to March, but winter rains do not generally disrupt vacation plans, since the weather is very localised. This means that if it is raining where you are, there is almost always a sunny spot to be found around the coast.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Honolulu International Airport (HNL)Opens external site in a new window located on the island of Oahu, is Hawaii's largest airport. It's only 17km from the famous Waikiki Beach. HNL has four active runways, landscaped with the beautiful trees and flowers of the Hawaiian Islands, the airport (HNL) plays host to more than 21 million passengers each year. The airport is served by international and domestic carriers, interisland airlines and commuter airlines. The airport has its own retail stores, restaurants and bars, business centre, automated teller machines, hair salon, currency exchange, post office, car rental agencies and other travel related businesses.

Arriving in Hawaii (Honolulu)

The warm staff at Hawaii (Honolulu) Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land. The airport offers a Visitor Information Program (VIP) to assist travellers.  The program is staffed from 5:00 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time) daily. 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 Hawaii from Hawaii (Honolulu) Airport

Once you arrive in Honolulu, you can book a transfer to your hotel in Waikiki or to the cruise terminal taking you to the outer islands. Rental car companies, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National and SIXT are located on airport and are a convenient way to get you your accommodation. There are ride share options, book a pre-arranged transfer and courtesy car services. The Roberts Hawaii Express Shuttle provides affordable on demand island wide transfer services from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) to your home, hotel, or office and departs daily. 

Getting around Hawaii

The city and county of Honolulu provides an island-wide bus transpot system that goes from the airport to downtown Honolulu, the Honolulu Civic Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center and ends in Waikiki. To explore most of the islands requires a hire car, with the exception of Oahu which has an extensive public bus network. Car hire in Hawaii is cheap, the roads are easy to navigate and you can get to all those gorgeous beaches off the beaten track. With regular inter-island flights and ferries for island-hopping it’s easy to just pick an island and take it from there.

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Departure information

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.

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 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?

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. Visit Booking changes 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 contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

+Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.