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Cairns Travel Guide

Cairns Airports

Cairns International (CNS)


The airport is situated five miles (8km) north of Cairns.


GMT +10.


Transfer Terminals: 

A covered walkway connects the Domestic and International terminals (about a five minute walk).

Transfer City: 

There is an airport shuttle bus service to hotels and the city centre and taxi ranks are located directly outside the arrival halls. Most major hotels operate courtesy bus services to and from the airport.

Car Rental: 

Avis, Red Spot, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty are represented at the airport and can be found in the international arrivals hall or in the central concourse of the domestic terminal.

Airport Facilities: 

Shops, restaurants, bars, currency exchange and ATMs, baby-changing facilities, showers and baggage storage are available in domestic and international terminals. Duty-free shops are also available, and mobile phone rental is available in the international terminal. Facilities for the disabled are good.

Car Parking: 

Short-term parking, located across from terminal, starts at A$5 for the first hour with a daily limit of A$15. Long-term parking is in a designated area of the Domestic Lot. All parking areas offer 10 minutes free parking.

Departure Tax: 

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