Cairns Airport Guide to Cairns Airport - CNS

Cairns Airport taxi to city

You can transfer from Cairns Airport to downtown within 10 minutes, since it is located 4 kilometres away.

As a general advice, do not trust drivers or other agents who approaches you at any of the airport terminals to ask you for fares or solicit them, since it is illegal to do so and you could be victim of a scam.


Taxi ranks are located outside the ground level of Terminal 1 and outside the Arrivals and Check-in area of Terminal 2.


The following taxi companies operates 24 hours a day at Cairns Airport:

- Cairns Taxis: +61 13 10 08

Other shuttle services:

- Coral Sea Coaches: +61 417 642 943
- Oasis Transport: +61 412 297 716
- Sun Palm Transport: +61 7 4099 1191


The average cost to transfer from Cairns Airport to downtown is of AUS $ 18.51 up to AUS $ 25.92.

Fares to nearby destinations:

- Port Douglas: AUS $ 146.14

Other fares:

- Airport fare: AUS $ 4.40

Share a car

Sharing car apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options. You can consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip.

Apps like Uber or BlaBlaCar may be useful for your trip to any of the cities nearby.