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There are two terminals in Cairns.
Terminal 1 - international airport
Qantas flights QF1-QF399 operate from this terminal.
Terminal 2 - domestic airport
Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal.
View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute arrival and departure information.
The sales desk is open from 4:30 am to 6 pm.
Domestic ticketing facilities are available on day of travel only. Only emergency international ticketing is available on day of travel.
Check-in for Qantas domestic flights is located on the ground floor. Open during airport operating hours from 4 am to 10:30 pm.
For Qantas codeshare flights, you may need to check-in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas. Ask our airport staff for more detail.
Online check-in is available for Qantas and QantasLink Australian domestic bookings between 24 hours and 30 minutes before your flight departure.
Our domestic airports have gone cashless. The purchase of tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products can be made at qantas.com. Excess baggage payments can still be made by credit card at our self-serve airport kiosks.
Body scanners are now in place in the T1 (international) departure area and passengers or others seeking access into the departure area are selected on a 'random continuous’ basis to undergo this process.
Transfer between terminals
You can walk between terminals in approximately 5 minutes by following the directional signs.
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|Car||The airport is approximately 10 minutes drive from the city.
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|Taxis||Approximately A$25 one way to Cairns city.
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Information correct as of August 2017. Times and prices quoted are a guide only.