Flights from Tokyo (Narita) (NRT) to Cairns (CNS)
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Visiting from Tokyo (Narita) to Cairns
When to visit
Best time to visit Cairns
A laid-back tourist town and gateway to Far North Queensland, Cairns (pronounced ‘cans’) experiences hot summers, mild winters and two very distinct seasons – wet and dry. It’s warm all year round and even during the wet season, Cairns is all about boardshorts, bikinis and the tropical outdoors.
Once greeted by the friendly staff at Cairns AirportOpens external site in a new window, there are several different transport options available to get you on your way.
Arriving at Cairns Airport
Once you collect your bags from the baggage area, there are various transport options available to get you to town.
Getting into Cairns from Cairns Airport
The easiest way to reach the centre of Cairns is via taxi, rideshare, hire cars and buses which can be accessed at terminal. For a more affordable alternative, the cheapest way to get from Cairns Airport (CNS) to Cairns is to shuttle which costs $19 - $40 and takes 8 min for the 6km trip.
Getting around Cairns
Walking is a great way to see the Cairns CBD and when you want to explore the surrounding areas, hiring a car or taking the local public transport is the best option. You may wish to join one of the many four wheel drive tours that can pick you up and drop you back off at your doorstep, taking you up to the beautiful rainforests or join a boat tour out to the reef.
Narita travel information
Narita is a city in Chiba Prefecture, roughly 60 kilometers east of central Tokyo. Narita's main tourist attraction is Naritasan, a popular Buddhist temple with a history of over 1000 years. But the city and surroundings have several other attractions to visit. Other sights to see are Sawara Town, Museum of History, Katori Shrine and public bath houses.
When to visit
Best time to visit Tokyo (Narita)
The best time to visit Tokyo is in Spring between March and April to view the famous cherry blossoms in full bloom. Some popular spots are the Shinjuku Gyoen park and Ueno Park. Temperatures range from 1°C – 12.1°C. Autumn is a popular time to visit to experience the colours of the trees with comfortable temperatures. If you plan to visit in winter (December to March) you’ll experience the amazing dazzling winter lights, Japanese New Year festivals and hot springs. Temperatures are cold, ranging from -4°C – 1°C. In Summer (June to August) temperatures range from 26°C to 31°C. It’s a good time to visit the beaches located within a 1-2 hour train ride in nearby Chiba and Kanagawa and on the Izu Peninsula.
What is the main airport called?
Narita International Airport (NRT).Opens external site in a new window Also known as Tokyo-Narita, formerly and originally known as New Tokyo International Airport, is the secondary international airport in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan and the closest international airport to the cities of Narita, Kozaki and Tomisato. It has three terminals connected by a free shuttle
Arriving in Narita (Tokyo)
The helpful staff at Narita International Airport will greet you when you arrive. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Tokyo from Narita International Airport
The most comfortable way of travel between Narita Airport and Tokyo Station is the JR Narita Express (NEX). The one-way journey takes roughly one hour with regular departures. The JR Sobu Line (Rapid Service) is the slower but cheaper JR alternative to the Narita Express. The one-way trip takes roughly 90 minutes. Take the Keisei Skyliner train from Narita Airport to Nippori Station (about 40 minutes, 2520 yen) and transfer to the JR Yamanote Line or JR Keihin-Tohoku Line to get to Tokyo Station. Limousine buses to Tokyo Station depart Narita Airport every 15 to 20 minutes. Several bus companies offer connections to various places in the Tokyo area. As Narita Airport is located about 60 km outside of Tokyo, a taxi ride into central Tokyo is very expensive.
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