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Cairns International Airport (CNS)

Full Airport Name

Cairns All-embracing Airport


Corner of Grafton and Hartley Streets, PO Box 594, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 4870

Airport Code


Country Code



(07) 4052 3888


(07) 4052 1493



Number of Terminals

2 - all-embracing and domestic

Time Zone

GMT + 10 (GMT + 11 from aftermost Sunday in October to aftermost Sunday in March).


The airport is amid 7km (4 miles) arctic of axial Cairns.

Airport News

Improvement of the calm terminal, including development of the accepted check-in and accoutrements accost areas and amplification of commuter accessories in the axial arcade area, will booty abode in 2007 and 2008. A A$40m activity that will aggrandize the arrivals anteroom and advancement retail areas is additionally underway in the all-embracing terminal. All in all, A$180m is to be invested in the airport terminals over the abutting 20 years.

Transfer Between Terminals

The terminals are amid 250m (820ft) apart. They are affiliated by a covered walkway

Driving Directions

From Airport Avenue, about-face larboard at the cartage lights assimilate Sheridan Street and break on it for about 5km (3 miles) to ability axial Cairns.

Car Parking

There are 130 parking spaces by the all-embracing terminal and 356 spaces by the calm terminal. Both concise and abiding parking spaces are amid adjoining to the commuter terminals. Parking accolade for the disabled are amid in advanced of the departures and the arrivals doors.

Car Hire

The afterward car appoint companies are accessible at the airport: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Red Spot and Thrifty.

Public Transport

Road: Bus: Australia Drillmaster operates an airport shuttle bus account to hotels and the burghal centre. Sun Palm Express Coaches operates casework to the Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation. Both companies aces up in advanced of the arrivals breadth at both terminals and both accomplish an advice board aural the terminals. Staff are on armpit to accost every above entering flight. Most of the above hotels in the arena accomplish their own address drillmaster account to and from the airport.

Taxi: Free auto telephones are amid in the accession halls and the auto ranks are anon outside.

Information and Help Desks

Both the calm and all-embracing terminals affection adaptation boards with absolute punch phones. There is currently no manned day-tripper ability at the airport.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs are amid in the accession and abandonment areas of both terminals. Currency barter booths are amid aural the accoutrements accost breadth and in the accessible arrivals anteroom as able-bodied as in the abandonment lounge of the all-embracing terminal. Post boxes are accessible in both terminals. Internet casework can be begin at both terminals, aural the abandonment lounge in the calm terminal and both axial and alfresco the abandonment lounge in the all-embracing terminal.

Eating and drinking: Several restaurants, coffee shops and confined can be begin in both terminals.

Shopping: The abandonment lounges in the calm and all-embracing terminals accept eight and 15 shops respectively, alms a advanced ambit of items from gems and jewellery, souvenirs, arts and crafts articles and added allowance items to appearance clothing, artist cream wear, sunglasses and accouterment and accessories for trips to the outback. There are duty-free shops and newsagents in both terminals as well.

Luggage: Accoutrements accumulator is accessible at the terminal. Smart Carte Australia (tel: 0407 359 678) can abetment with accoutrements accumulator needs. Porterage account is available.

Other facilities: Toilets, showers and babyish affliction accessories are amid both landside and airside in both terminals. First aid apartment are accessible in both terminals.

Conference and Business Facilities

There are no appointment or business accessories at the airport. Internet admission is accessible in both the calm and the all-embracing terminal.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

Facilities for bodies with concrete disabilities accommodate lifts, toilets and aloof parking spaces.


There are no hotels at the airport. All axial hotels are in abutting proximity. The abutting is amid aloof alfresco the axial business district, The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa (tel: (07) 4053 9400. Sheridan Plaza Hotel Cairns (tel: (07) 4031 6500) is amid alone 5 account from Cairns Airport. Added hotels accommodate Rydges Tradewinds Cairns (tel: (02) 9261 4929) and Mercure Hotel Harbourside (tel: (07) 4051 8999).