Cairns Airport the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest

Cairns airport is one of Australia’s leading regional airports, providing our domestic and international guests services.

For so many reasons, Cairns is a favourite place to visit as a holiday or to discover the fantastic produce grown here and exported all over the World.

We are the only city globally with two World Heritage sites, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest sitting side by side.

The Cairns Airport is the seventh busiest airport in Australia.

It is located close to Cairns’ city centre, just 6.3 kilometres, and 66 kilometres away from Port Douglas.

Cairns Domestic Airport

A world-class airport experience offering a range of retail shops featuring Australian made produce, clothing stores catering for our tropical climate.

The domestic terminal has five jet bridges and 17 gates.

You can find a new handbag, a new lipstick or something great to read at one of the retail shops in the Cairns domestic airport.

Qantas Lounge

Offering bar service, Barista coffee, refreshments, showers and toilets.   While you are waiting for your flight, there is a great area for the children.  And the staff are always friendly.

Food and Drinks

While you are waiting for your bags, you can experience some of Cairns locally grown coffee or a delicious quick snack.

There is a vast range of options, from light snacks to meals that will satisfy any appetite.

Several local cafes feature delicious local coffees and some very groovy bars, even some local brewed beers.


Featuring several bars, Cairns airport is a great place to catch up and share a drink with some friends as a welcome or to bid farewell after a great holiday.

Qantas and Virgin Australia both have lounges for guest comfort.

Sit back and relax, catch up online with free WIFI.

Cairns International Airport

With six jet bridges and ten gates in total, a single runway that is 3,156 metres long.

Free Wifi is available for everyone if you want to catch up on some work or social media.

Cairns International Airport has direct services to Singapore, Auckland, Port Morseby, Shenzen, Shanghai, Bali, Tokyo and Osaka.

Cairns Taxis operate from the front of both the domestic and international airports.