The Cairns airport is located at Airport Avenue, Cairns Airport, Cairns QLD 4870. 


Check-in counters


Check-in Time

Check-in starts 3 hours before departure.

Check-in stops 45 minutes before take-off.


Shuttle Bus

Airport shuttle, directly servicing all accommodation providers in the city centre, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas etc. It operates every 1 to 2 hours and costs 16 to 36 Australia dollar per person. 


Each terminal has its own sheltered taxi rank at the front of each terminal building, simply follow the signage in the terminal. 


Car hire options is available for both international and domestic travelers. It’s located on site and have car hire counters located in the Arrivals Hall of both T1 and T2.


Cairns Airport now has dedicated ride-booking pick up zones at both T1 (International) and T2 (Domestic). Look for signs indicating Ride-Booking outside the terminals.

Airport Facilities

Money Change

Money exchange is located opposite to the international arrival gate. ATM is available in front of the money exchange counter.


Various shops available at the departure hall behind domestic security, goods contains suitcases, foods and Australian made products. Airport tax free locates behind immigration area. 

Luggage Depositories

Self service luggage lockers are located adjacent to the T2 Car Park Service Kiosk for short term storage of a range of baggage items and hand luggage.