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Cairns Airport

Travel Guide Oceania Australia Queensland Cairns Cairns Airport



Cairns Airport (code: CNS) is the sixth busiest airport in Australia and has direct international flights. It is located about 7 kilometres north of Cairns, Queensland.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.



Getting there and away

  • An airport shuttle bus, called "The Airporter" will take you to your accommodation in town for about $7. There are also shuttles going further north towards Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation.
  • There is also a local bus, the Sunbus, that stops on the western side of the airport (route 2/2A). An adult single fare would cost $2-$3 to get into the city.
  • A taxi into the city will cost about $15 and takes about 10 minutes.
  • There are many companies offering rental cars, starting at about 25 AUD a day.



Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

There is a domestic terminal and an international terminal. For more information about the airlines, also see the list of airlines and the information about flying with budget airlines.

International Terminal

  • Airfast Indonesia - Timika
  • Air New Zealand - Auckland
  • Air Niugini - Moro, Port Moresby, Rabaul, Tabubil
  • Airlines PNG - Lihir Island, Mt Hagen, Port Moresby
  • Alliance Airlines - Alotau, Port Moresby
  • Asia Pacific Airlines - Tabubil
  • Cathay Pacific Airways - Hong Kong
  • Continental Airlines operated by Continental Micronesia - Guam
  • Hinterland Aviation - Daru, Tabubil
  • Jetstar Airways - Denpasar, Darwin, Gold Coast, Osaka-Kansai, Singapore, Tokyo-Narita, Sydney
  • Qantas operated by QantasLink - Port Moresby
  • Skytrans Airlines - Port Moresby
  • Vincent Aviation - Port Moresby
  • Virgin Blue operated by Pacific Blue - Auckland

Domestic Terminal

  • Alliance Airlines Cloncurry, Groote Eylandt, Lawn Hill, Sydney, Townsville, Trepell
  • Hinterland Aviation Cooktown, Dunk island, Lizard island
  • Jetstar Airways Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
  • Qantas Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
  • Qantas operated by QantasLink Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, Brisbane, Cloncurry, Darwin, Gladstone, Gove, Hamilton Island, Horn Island, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville, Weipa
  • Regional Pacific Airlines Bamaga, Mount Isa
  • Skytrans Airlines Aurukun Mission, Coen, Cooktown, Bamanga, Karumba, Lockhart River, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Normanton, Edward River, Kowanyama, Burketown, Mornington Island, Doomadgee, Palm Island, Townsville
  • Tiger Airways Australia Melbourne
  • Vincent Aviation Bathurst Island, Darwin, Groote Eylandt
  • Virgin Blue Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville



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