Cairns Airport Informational Guide to Cairns Airport (CNS) - Non Official

Cairns Airport Taxi

Transfer from Cairns Airport to downtown within 10 minutes.

Friendly advice

Do not trust drivers nor other agents who approach you at any of the terminals asking you for fares or soliciting them since it is illegal and you could be victim of a scam.


Taxi ranks are located outside facing each terminal.

taxi Companies

Cairns Taxi operates 24 hours a day at Cairns Airport.

To book a taxi, please call at +61 7 4048 8333.


The average cost to transfer from Cairns Airport to downtown is around AUS $25.00 - $30.00.

Please note that fares from Cairns Airport have a surcharge of AUS $4.40.

*take into consideration that fares can change. 


Uber and 1300 Ride Share are available in Cairns Airport.

See as follows the pick up points of each of them:


Terminal 1: Eastern end of terminal.

Terminal 2: Northern end of public pick-up lane.

1300 Ride Share

Terminal 1: Eastern Bus Bay (Arrivals).

Terminal 2: Northern Bus Bay (Arrivals).


To get safe and sound to your destination, you can book a transfer in Cairns Airport.