Getting There

Arriving At Cairns


At Cairns Airport, a five-minute walk along a covered walkway connects the domestic and international terminals. The options for travelling to the city are via bus, taxi or limousine.


Bus Services

Domestic Terminal Map

Sun Palm Express operates an airport shuttle bus service to hotels and the city centre from both the domestic and international arrivals. Telephone: (07) 4040 1000. They have a Sun Palm Express desk in the arrivals area at both terminals for bookings or bookings can be made in advance and you will be met by a representative on arrival.

  • Cost - $10.00 per person
  • children under 12 travel free
  • Cost for children over 12 - $5.00

Sun Palm Express Coaches operate services to the Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation approximate cost to Port Douglas is $30 per adult.


Free taxi telephones are located in the arrival halls and the taxi ranks are immediately outside. The average fare to the city is $16.00 by Black and White Taxis telephone (07) 4048 8303.


  • Acacia Luxury Transport - Ph: (07) 4031 3188 approximate cost for a sedan is $43.00 from the domestic terminal and $58 from international terminal to the city.
  • Black & White Limousines - Ph: (07) 4051 5074 approximate cost for a sedan from the airport to the city is $43.00