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Flights to Cairns

The best price found from United States to Cairns is on August 24th, 2016, travelling with . See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $868.00
CNS
Cairns

Getting around by air

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar arrive and depart Cairns Airport, located approximately 6km from the CBD, with direct services to all capital cities except Canberra and Hobart, and to regional centres including Townsville, Weipa and Horn Island. Direct international connections include Bali, Shanghai, Guam, Tokyo and Port Moresby.

Hinterland Aviation has up to three flights daily (Monday to Saturday) to Cooktown (one way from $175, 40 minutes).

In January 2015 Skytrans, a regional airline which serviced remote communities such as Coen, Bamaga and Lockhart River, ceased operations after 25 years. At time of writing, it was unknown whether alternative carriers would commence service to these areas.

To & From Cairns Airport

The airport is about 6km north of central Cairns; many accommodation places offer courtesy pickup. Sun Palm meets all incoming flights and runs a shuttle bus (adult/child $15/7.50) to the CBD. ​The cheapest shuttle service (from $12 per person) is operated by Cairns Airport Shuttle: the more passengers, the cheaper the fare – online bookings recommended.

Taxis to the CBD are around $25.