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Flights to Cairns (CNS)

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Cairns travel information

When to visit

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 and the tropical outdoors. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Cairns Airport (CNS). It is an international airport in Far North Queensland. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 - international airport and Terminal 2 - domestic airport.

Arriving at Cairns Airport

Once greeted by the friendly staff at Cairns Airport, there are several different transport options available to get you on your way. 

Getting into Cairns

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 take a shuttle which costs A$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.

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* Prices in USD. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or days. Price stated is for the least expensive itinerary. Total price for other itineraries may be higher due to higher taxes. Restrictions on baggage and additional baggage fees may apply. Prices may change at any time and are not guaranteed until payment is made. There may be other travel dates available but not enough seats to allow us to advertise. If your travel dates are flexible, use “Flexible with dates” to find the best airfare. Before booking any fare, please check the rules for that fare for applicable travel dates and for restrictions and any applicable fees, including, but not limited to, service fees and fees on refundability, date changes, and no-shows.

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