Distance from city centre

4 miles


Around AU$16 to the city

Public Transport

Cairns Aiport is currently not serviced by public transport, however there are shuttle buses operated by The Sun Palm Transport Group that run from the airport to a range of hotels, beaches and Cairns city centre.

Car Hire

Car hire desks are located in the northern end of the domestic terminal and in the arrivals hall of the international terminal. Companies include Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Redspot and Thrifty. Talk to your consultant about booking car hire in advance.


Check-in zones are located just after the entrance of the Departures Level in both the Domestic and International Terminals.

Money Exchange

International Currency Exchange (ICE) stations and cash machines can be found near gate 3 in the International Terminal and opposite gate 2 in the Domestic Terminal. 

Business Services

Business facilities can be found within the Qantas Club Lounge (access conditions apply)

Internet Access

Wi-Fi and internet kiosks are available across the Domestic and International Terminals. An hourly fee applies.

Family Facilities

Baby changing rooms can be found on the landside and airside of both terminals.


A left baggage service operated by Wilson Parking and a porter service operated by TLC Airport Services are available in both terminals.


Showers can be found in both terminals.

Airline Lounges

Qantas - Qantas has a Club Lounge located at Cairn's International Terminal next to Gate 16. Qantas First and Business class passengers as well as various Qantas Club, Platinum, Gold and eligible oneworld members are privy to access the Qantas Club lounge. Lounge features vary between the terminals, and may include showers, Wi-Fi, Apple computers, lounge dining, bar service and barista brewed coffee.

Terminal Transfers

Cairns Airport has two terminals which are connected by a covered walkway. Walking between the Domestic and International Terminals takes approximately 5 minutes.


The following airlines reach Cairns. Don't see the airline you are looking for? Talk to a consultant to book your Cairns flights with your preferred airline.