Cairns airport services 248 direct domestic flights per week and 57 direct international flights per week. The following airlines operate to and from Cairns:
Domestic: Qantas, Qantaslink, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tiger Airways,
International: Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Cathay Pacific, United Airlines, Jetstar, Virgin Australia
Please visit the websites of the above airlines to book flights to Cairns.
How long does it take to get to Cairns?
It takes about 3 hours to fly from Sydney to Cairns.
It takes about 2.5 hours to fly from Brisbane to Cairns.
It takes about 3.5 hours to fly from Melbourne to Cairns.
It takes about 8.5 hours to fly from Perth to Cairns with a stop over in Brisbane.
It takes about 6.5 hours to fly from Adelaide to Cairns with a stop over in Melbourne.
It takes about 2.5 hours to fly from Darwin to Cairns.
It takes about 6.5 hours to fly from Hobart to Cairns with a stop over in Melbourne.
To and From the Airport
Sun Palm Transport Group operate airport shuttle bus services to hotels, city centre, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and south to Mission Beach.
Pick up point is immediately in front of the arrivals area at both terminals and there is an information desk within the terminal, which if not staffed, has direct-dial telephone. No pre-booking is required.
For timetables and online bookings visit www.sunpalmtransport.com or phone (07) 4087 2900.
Taxi's and Limousines
Taxi ranks are located near both the International and Domestic Terminals. Black & White Taxi ranks are located immediately outside the International and Domestic Terminals. For taxi bookings please phone 131 008
Limousine bookings must be made prior to arrival. Check the Yellow Pages for companies which operate to and from Cairns Airport.
From the airport: turn left onto the Captain Cook Highway, which continues as Sheridan Street through the city. When you reach Spence Street, turn left. Then take the third right into Abbott Street. Continue to the end of Abbott Street and turn left into Wharf Street where you will find the entrance to the conference venue..
The following car hire companies operate from Cairns aiport and the city centre.
Getting around Cairns
Local Public Buses
Public buses – the blue Sunbus – travel around the city of Cairns and to all suburbs including the northern beaches and Palm Cove. There are also public buses to the smaller towns including Kuranda and Port Douglas, the Atherton Tablelands, Mission Beach and Cooktown
Cairns is a relatively flat city and many visitors enjoy hiring bicycles for the duration of their visit to get around the city and close by attractions like the Cairns Botanic Gardens, the Esplanade and Shopping Centres. Bicycles can be hired from local hire companies. Visit your hotel reception desk for more details.