|March||Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (4% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$258||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and China Eastern have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Australia to Cairns. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways and Hawaiian Airlines do not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Australia to Cairns.
The cheapest airline ticket to Cairns from Australia in the last 72 hours was $175 return on the route from Brisbane to Cairns. The most popular route is from Sydney to Cairns and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $260 return.
In general from Australia, British Airways, China Southern and Emirates fly the most to Cairns. The most popular route is from Australia, and British Airways, China Southern & Emirates fly this route the most.
Cairns Airport is 4 kilometres from the centre of Cairns. View on map.
Cairns is served by Cairns Airport, also commonly referred to as Cairns, Cairns Intl. The airport code is CNS.
Cairns Airport is very close to downtown Cairns, situated only a 10-minute drive from the waterfront. To get there you can take the Airport Connect bus service, run by Sun Palm Transport; purchase tickets online or stop at the transport desk. The bus will take you to the Tobruk Pool bus stop where you can transfer to another service to take you across the city.
For those looking for shopping opportunities at Cairns Airport you can find a wide range of products in either terminal, whether it is duty-free technology from Tech2Go, beauty from MAC or souvenirs from Australian Made or Discover Dreamtime.
If your flight to Cairns is only for transit or you’re looking for a hotel convenient to the airport, there are a number of options very close by. You can find some luxury 4- or 5-star hotels along the waterfront, such as the Waterfront Suites with its picturesque views or the upmarket Shangri-La Hotel. For those on a budget, the Nomads Cairns Hostel is also nearby.
If you need a bite to eat while you’re at the airport, you can find a number of dining options throughout the terminals. For those craving a good bar and grill, you’ll find the Great Northern Bar in Terminal 2, not far from Hungry Jacks. Otherwise, if you’re after a coffee or a quick bite to eat, track down one of the Grinders Coffee Carts.
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