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Flights to Cairns: Airport Information and Latest Deals

Read this handy guide for essential information on flights to and from Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.

Cairns and remote areas of Tropical North Queensland are some of Australia's most unique and untouched destinations. When planning a trip to the north of Australia, transport considerations are key to a pleasant stay. Find out all you need to know here.


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Cairns and Tropical North Queensland flight FAQs

Who flies to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland?

Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair and Virgin Australia.

What are the closest airports to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland?

Cairns Airport is an international airport and the largest airport in the region. Cooktown, Karumba, Normanton and Burketown offer regional flights to and from Cairns and other regional destinations.

What airport transfer options are available?

  • Taxis are available from the designated taxi ranks just outside Cairns Airport.
  • Car hire desks are available in the arrival hall.
  • Airport connect shuttle bus is available from T1 and T2 and coach services and airport transfers are offered by many accommodation providers.
  • Viator, City Discovery and Jayride offer personalised and private airport shuttle services and transfers from Cairns airport to your resort, hotel or holiday apartment.
  • Uber is available from Cairns Airport and costs $10–$15 to Cairns city centre.

Stephanie Yip

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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