Cairns Airport (CNS)

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Cairns International Airport is about 6km north of the city centre on Captain Cook Highway and handles frequent flights within Australia and is increasingly becoming a popular international gateway with flights from Asia and Papua New Guinea.

Many backpackers either arrive or depart Cairns by air and flights between Cairns and Alice Springs, Darwin and Sydney are often bundled with backpacker bus package deals.

Our address

Airport Avenue, Cairns Airport, Cairns QLD 4870
Bus 121
Telephone (07) 4080 6703

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  • DJ, 12 May 2024

    Going home

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  • Peter, 08 May 2024

    You still get dropped off on the tarmac for regional flights with a decent walk to the terminal. However, renovations with all the additional shops & seating areas are a welcome change!

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  • Christopher, 30 Jan 2019

    Bring noise-cancelling headphones to achieve some peace.

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  • Klas, 03 Jan 2019

    Nice outside oase inn The backyard beside The var at gate 19 👍🏻

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  • Eric, 30 Sep 2018

    I like Uber pick up zone

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  • わに, 11 Sep 2018

    ケアンズほかクイーンズランド州北部のリゾート地の空の玄関口。国内線と国際線はターミナルが別。ジェットスターの東京成田線、大阪関西線も発着。Gateway Airport of Cairns and Northern QLD Area. There are Domestic and International Terminals. Jetstar flies Japan route.

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  • Nick, 04 Jul 2018

    Quick & easy.

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  • Jo, 21 Jul 2017

    Kleiner und hübscher Airport an einem herrlich Ort.

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  • Masaki, 14 May 2017


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  • Cihan, 28 Nov 2016

    Only 1h free wifi in the internationel terminal and 30 min in the domestic

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  • Marianne, 30 Oct 2016

    There are almost no food options in international while waiting to board

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  • Ms, 21 Oct 2016

    Hero Sushi - 2 rolls & water for $10 incl black rice ones

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  • Philip, 10 Sep 2016

    Gateway to tropical North Queensland, this airport offers good service, food & shopping outlets and souvenir shops. Surrounded by wetlands and mangroves, its only a 5-10min drive to inner Cairns.

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  • Joyce, 06 Jun 2016

    Not enough charge points. You can find two on the wall near the row of seats close to gates 17-19.

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  • Jeiran, 21 May 2015

    Small airport, no free wifi and very expensive food

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  • Mike, 28 Apr 2015

    Small clean airport. Cab here from Cairns for about 23 AUD.

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  • Dmitry, 05 Mar 2015

    Неплохой аэропорт, из которого на такси до центра города стоит на двоих дешевле, чем на автобусе

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  • いもと, 17 Jan 2015


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  • , 27 Dec 2014

    Qantas staff very accomodating. Nice lounge if you're eligible.

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  • Dhani, 22 Oct 2014

    The sun is good here. Don't check in too early. Not enough seats near the domestic check in counters. No free wifi in 2014, and nothing to offer for waiting areas.

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  • Eden, 04 Sep 2014

    Airport staff were friendly and accommodating.

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  • Jeremy, 01 Sep 2014

    Charge your phone before you get here...outlets are scarce.

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  • Oliver, 06 Aug 2014

    Grab a smoothie at Healthy Habits

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  • Miles, 08 Jul 2014

    Don't expect to charge your device before boarding. I only saw two, but I'd estimate there are only about six outlets for all domestic departure gates combined.

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  • Tanya, 19 Feb 2014

    Here's hoping that your flight does not arrive whilst there is lightning in the area because you will have a long wait for your luggage.

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  • Paull, 02 Feb 2014

    If you think this is a small airport, you've never been to a real small airport. Definitely pop into town if you're here on a layover.

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  • Tanya, 14 Jan 2014

    Not enough screens around showing departure and arrival information.

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  • Jaap, 01 Dec 2013

    Great kids area (with a PS3)

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  • Anders, 09 Nov 2013

    You have to pay for wifi. That sucks.

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  • Robie, 05 Nov 2013

    Service desks are useless.

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