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

Cairns Airport Terminal 1

Cairns Airport Terminal 1 is the international terminal and also the main hub for Qantas airline.

Transfer between terminals

You can transfer to Terminal 2 by a covered walkway on the eastern wing of the airport. Get there within a short walk, since they are located 200 meters to each other.


Cairns Airport Terminal 1 is split into a couple of levels as follows:

Ground level

This is the Arrivals area.

Find in this level the baggage claim area, the security check and the ground transportation options (car rental, bus and taxi).

First level

This is the Departures area.

In this level there are the check-in counters, the Departures lounge and boarding gates 1 to 6.


- ATMs
- Baby care room
- Accessible toilet
- Public phones
- Disabled access
- Smoking allowed areas
- Duty free shops
- Free Wi-Fi internet access
- Toilets
- Showers
- Tourist information centre
- Baggage trolley
- Currency exchange

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Reef Lounge: Open from 07:00 am to 01:00 pm. Services: Snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, Showers, Flight monitors, Newspapers, Magazines, TV, Internet Terminals, Printers, Copiers, Telephones, Smoking area.