Cairns Travel Advice

Cairns travel advice,  how to get to Cairns, public transport, visas, money where is Cairns, maps and information for the best stay in Cairns.

Essential Information for Visitors visiting Cairns

Useful information for visitors to Cairns, where to leave your luggage, how to tip using Australian dollars, and public holidays

How To get to Cairns

You can get to Cairns by plane, train, bus, automobile

When you arrive at the Cairns Airport, and are unsure how to get to your accommodation?  Look at a map of Cairns to get your bearings.

Travelling to Cairns by bus if you are coming into Cairns on the Greyhound bus your arrival is in the city at the Pier Car Park.

Arriving by Train the Spirit of Queensland train travels between Brisbane and Cairns five times a week.  The Cairns station located underneath the Cairns Central Shopping Centre in Cairns city.

Are you driving into Cairns?   Cairns is easy to get around most of the city is in a five-block grid; you can find your way around the city easily.

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Flying to Cairns

Time from Brisbane to Cairns flights is 2 hours and 14 minutes for the quickest direct route.  A total distance of 1700 kilometres or 1056 miles.

Sydney to Cairns,  Flight time of 3 hours and 10  minutes for the quickest direct route. A total of 1962 kilometres or 1219 miles.

Adelaide to Cairns Flight time is 3  hours and 15 minutes for the quickest direct route.  A total of 2126 kilometres or 1321 miles.

Melbourne to Cairns Flight time from is 3  hours and 21 minutes for the quickest direct route.  A total distance of 2325 kilometres or 1445 miles.

Arriving in Cairns at the Cairns Airport, and unsure how to get to your accommodation?  Look at a map of Cairns to get your bearings.

Arriving in Cairns by bus

Greyhound bus Arriving by if you are coming into Cairns on the Greyhound bus your arrival is in the city at the Pier Shopping Centre Car Park.

Arriving by train

Arriving by Train the Spirit of Queensland train travels between Brisbane and Cairns five times a week.  You will find the Cairns Train Station underneath the Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

Driving to Cairns

Cairns is easy to get around most of the city is in a five-block grid; you can find your way around the city easily.