Cairns Airport Guide to Cairns Airport - CNS

Cairns Airport bus to city

The following transport options regarding bus are available to transfer between Cairns Airport to Cairns downtown:

Public Transport

Airport Connect

By the Airport Connect, offered by Sun Palm Transport Group, you can transfer between Cairns Airport to downtown by linking with the Translink public transport network.

The link is done at Sheridan Street where there the bus stops. Once there, you can ride the desired Sun Bus public transport routes to Cairns city and Northern Beaches in order to get to your final destination.

For further information regarding bus services from Sheridan Street please visit the following website.

Opening hours: From 04:15 am to 22:15 pm. Frequency is of every 30 minutes.


You can jump to this service from both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 Arrivals area at Sun Palm Transport desk. At Sheridan Street just proceed to C9 Bus Stop at the northern side of Sheridan Street.


Fares as follows:

- Single ride: AUS $ 4.00
- Return: AUS $ 6.00

Where do I buy my ticket?

In order to use this service, you need to pre-book your ticket. For further information, please contact Airport Connect staff: +61 7 4099 1191

Sun Palm Shuttle bus

By the Sun Palm Transport Group shuttle bus, you can transfer door to door from any of the two terminals of Cairns Airport to the city centre, Port Douglas and Norther Beaches.


The pick-up point is located outside the Arrivals Hall of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.


For further information regarding fares, charges and schedules, please visit Sun Palm Transport Group website or call +61 7 4099 1191.

Where can I buy my ticket?

In order to ride the Sun Palm Shuttle bus, first you need to pre-book your ticket and then collect it at Sun Palm counter in both airport terminals.

Other shuttle companies

There are other shuttle companies operating in Cairns Airport, see the list below for further information:

- Exemplar Coaches and Limousines: +61 7 4098 5473
- Coral Sea Coaches: +61 7 0417 642 943
- Eclipse Transport: +61 7 4032 2721