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Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Philadelphia (PHL)

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Reasons to fly Qantas

Food and drinks

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.  

Baggage included

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight, including TV and films.

Frequent Flyer program

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Points in Australia and around the world and can earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

Visiting from Cairns to Philadelphia

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When to visit

The best time to visit Philadelphia is March through to May. During springtime the weather is beautiful, parks are in full bloom and it's perfect to walk around the city or visit the Philly craft beer festival. Summer is the busiest time in terms of visitors, though it can get very hot. In the summer months, the Philadelphia Pride Parade is on as well as live music events for the 4th of July festival. Winter in Phily gets really cold, though you can join in the holiday festivals from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Philadelphia Int. Airport (PHL), also known as PHL, is an important airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The airport is located 16 km southwest from downtown Philadelphia, next to Delaware River.  PHL Airport has seven terminal buildings. 

Arriving in Philadelphia 

The staff at Philadelphia Airport will greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Philadelphia from Philadelphia Airport

Getting into Philadelphia from the airport is easy, with many transport options available to suit your needs. Public transport options include the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, SEPTA, provides a train service between Center City and the Airport on the Airport Regional Rail Line. Trains run every 30 minutes. The Airport is also served by three SEPTA bus routes located outside of baggage claim. A number of car rental facilities are conveniently located at Philadelphia International Airport.  Rental agencies provide frequent free shuttles between all bag claims and their rental car facility.  All rental car shuttles pick-up from  Zone 2 on Arrivals Road. If you plan to use Uber, Lyft or another app-based ride service after landing at PHL, proceed through baggage claim and follow the ground transportation signs for Ride App/Zone 7. Taxicabs are readily available and provide service to the Philadelphia metro area and surrounding counties.

Getting around Philadelphia

There are many ways to get around Philadelphia to see the city by foot, bike, bus and more. When visiting Philly, it is a must to walk through the Reading Terminal Market or to see the Liberty Bell. Peddler’s Village and Longwood Gardens are other interesting sites too. The city's layout is simple to master and the neighbourhood streets are filled with fun and diverse shops, restaurants, museums, parks and people, so it great to walk around. Philadelphia has become one of the most bike-friendly big cities in the country with dedicated bike lanes on city streets. The most convenient way to see some of the city’s top attractions is aboard the Philadelphia PHLASH Downtown Loop hop and hop off bus. Public transport options include the SEPTA, buses and the trolley lines. You can also hail a taxi, rent a car or take an Uber of Lyft for a convenient way to navigate Philadelphia.

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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. 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.

Baggage allowance

 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.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Important information

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. 

Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

Disclaimer: ± Inflight entertainment varies by route and aircraft.

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.