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Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Toronto (YYZ)

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Visiting from Cairns to Toronto

Toronto travel information

Toronto is one of the biggest cities in North America, with plenty to offer visitors exploring Ontario. It’s a diverse city sitting on the shores of Lake Ontario, which is great for boating. Each neighbourhood has something unique to do from the entertainment quarter for buzzy sports bars and top restaurants to Queen Street West for Shopping and King Street West for live theatre. Yorkville is popular for designer stores, spas and fine dining. Make the most of the outdoors with many patios to enjoy the local cuisines and wines. Toronto is known for its culture, buzzing film and art scene, be sure to visit the Art Gallery of Ontario. You won’t be short of things to do in Toronto.

When to visit

Best time to visit Toronto

Toronto is known for many things, such as tall buildings, rich food culture, a distinct skyline, Raptors, Maple Leafs, and more. But the best time to visit is during fall (September to November) to  catch all autumn glory with the colours of the trees and stunning parks. Fall temperatures range from 2℃ to 7 ℃. Summer in the city is divine in Ontario’s capital (May to September) to enjoy the warm weather, beaches and outdoor activities. Temperatures around around 20℃. Spring is also a lovely time to visit Toronto (April and May) with fewer crowds and the Victoria Day weekend celebrations.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ).Opens external site in a new window It is the main international airport serving Toronto, its metropolitan area. Toronto Pearson International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Canada. It is located 22.5 km northwest of Downtown Toronto, in the municipality of Mississauga, and serves the province of Ontario.

Arriving in Toronto

The friendly staff at Toronto 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 on your way.

Getting into Toronto from Toronto Airport

Getting to Toronto from Pearson airport couldn’t be easier. There are multiple transport options to get you on your way. Parking is available plus major car rental companies are all on site for quick and efficient way to drive to town. Union Pearson Express train runs from the airport to Union Station to downtown Toronto in just 25 minutes. Taxis and limos are a fast way to travel across the city and to the suburbs. Ride sharing services are available at both terminals. Public buses and hotel shuttles are located at the airport. The free Terminal links train takes passengers between Viscount station and Pearson Airport terminals.

Getting around Toronto

Getting around Toronto is easy with many transportation options to suit your time exploring the city.  The best way to get around is by public transport. The Toronto Transit Commission (TCC) runs the subway, streetcar and bus which operate throughout the city and suburbs. Taxis, shuttles, rental cars, and limousines are great ways to get around during your stay. With extensive cycle paths and walkways, Toronto is a bike friendly and walkable city. Bikes are best to explore the Waterfront and Toronto Islands. Enjoy a ride in a ride share service such as Uber or jump on a ferry or water taxi.

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.

Baggage allowance

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.

Checking in

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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++ 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. 

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