Cairns International airport information

Cairns International (CNS) is a mid-sized airport in Australia. You can fly to 34 destinations with 12 airlines in scheduled passenger traffic.


Current CNS flights delays

Flight delay status based on 7 observations out of 7 flights between May 20 07:05 and May 20 10:05 (UTC). Compared to the last time period the situation is improving

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Cairns International facts
The flag of AustraliaCairns, QL, Australia
3 terminals
Known as
Cairns International
Airlines at Cairns International airport

From CNS, you can choose from 12 different airlines to 34 different destinations

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Cairns International car rental

If you are in need of a rental car, there are several options at CNS.

Airport transfer and taxi

If you are arriving at Cairns International and want to go to the city, you have several options. You can take a bus, a taxi, or a rental car. The bus is the cheapest and most convenient option, as it runs frequently. The taxi is more expensive and may take longer depending on the traffic. The rental car gives you more flexibility, but you have to pay for parking and fuel.

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The graph above shows the number of departing passenger seats (with passengers or not) for the next 24 hours. This will give you a hint on how many people to expect at the terminal including check-in and security. Updated 07:44.
This graph shows the number of arriving passenger seats (with passengers or not) for the next 24 hours. With this information you may predict how many people will be arriving at the border check or taxi line for example. Updated 07:44.
Cairns International airport hotels

If you are in need of a good night sleep, before or after you flight, we can help you decide where to stay. Within a distance of 3km we found hotels like The Lakes Resort Cairns

Things to do in Cairns

Whether you're just passing through or staying in Cairns, you'll find plenty of fun activities to do after landing at Cairns International.

  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures General Entry Ticket
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  • Kayak Turtle Tour from Palm Cove
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  • Cairns City Sights and Surrounds Tour
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  • Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns
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  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures Breakfast with the Koalas
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