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Cairns Airport (CNS)

Whether you’re going from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas or from city center to Cairns Airport, count on Uber to get you there.

Airport Avenue, Cairns Airport, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 7-4080-6703

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How to get a ride from Cairns Airport

Find your pickup location

For domestic arrivals, turn right after exiting the terminal. For international arrivals, turn left after exiting the terminal.

Check the app for details

Once you’ve requested a ride, you’ll receive directions through the app. You can also look for signs at CNS that point to the Ride-Booking zone.

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Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

Cairns Airport map

The Ride-Booking zone is located outside of the terminal, to the right of the domestic terminal and left of the international terminal.

Top questions from riders

Yes, riders can request a ride through the Uber app to and from Cairns Airport.

Uber can get you from:

  • Cairns Airport to the Cairns Esplanade, starting at $12
  • Cairns Airport to Edmonton, starting at $28
  • Cairns Airport to Palm Cove, starting at $31
  • Cairns Airport to Port Douglas, starting at $78

These are estimated fares. Actual fares vary based on time of day, pickup location, and dropoff location. Trips originating and terminating at Cairns Airport are subject to an airport access fee.

Yes, Cairns Airport charges a $2.42 access fee for Uber pickups and dropoffs. This fee is automatically added to your fare when you request a ride to or from Cairns Airport.

Cairns Airport requires that Uber pickups begin at the designated Ride-Booking zone. For domestic arrivals, turn right after leaving the terminal. For international arrivals, turn left.

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Cairns Airport visitor information

Cairns Airport (CNS) is the 7th-busiest airport in Australia. The airport is about a 10-minute drive south of the city center.

Cairns Airport terminals

There are 2 terminals at Cairns Airport: the T1 International Terminal and the T2 Domestic Terminal.

Cairns Airport serves the following airlines:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Niugini
  • Airnorth
  • Alliance
  • Asia Pacific
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Eastern
  • China Southern
  • Hainan
  • Hevilift Charter
  • Hinterland Aviation
  • Jetstar
  • Jin Air
  • PNG
  • Qantas
  • Regional Express
  • SilkAir
  • Skytrans
  • Tigerair Australia
  • Virgin Australia

Cairns Airport lounges

Cairns Airport hosts these airline lounges:

  • Qantas Club
  • Reef Lounge
  • Virgin Australia Lounge

Things to do at CNS

Cairns Airport features a variety of dining options, duty-free facilities, shops, and leisure areas for passengers.

Currency exchange at Cairns Airport

Foreign currency can be exchanged at 2 Travelex stores:

  • T1 International, departures and arrivals
  • T2 Domestic, departures

Hotels near Cairns Airport

Whether you have a layover or an overnight flight delay, or you need a place to stay for a visit near CNS, there are multiple hotels and accommodation options nearby.

Find more information about Cairns Airport here.

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