Getting to Queensland, Australia

No official airline has been selected for this conference. The following airlines fly regularly between Australia’s larger cities and Cairns.


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Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport is the main gateway to Tropical North Queensland. It boasts international, domestic and general aviation terminals. Cairns Airport is located approximately 6km (less than 10 minutes by car) from the Cairns CBD. There are a few options to get to and from Cairns Airport to the city. Please see below for more details:

Airport Connect

Airport Connect is a bus service offered by Sun Palm Transport linking Cairns Airport with the Translink public transport network at north and southbound Sheridan Street bus stops. Estimated departure time from the airport is every 30 minutes between 0430hrs and the last flight of the day.

Airport Connect: $4 one way / $6 return

Translink offer services to Cairns City or the Northern Beaches from Sheridan Street for a minimum cost of $2.20 for an adult single fare. Click here for Timetables.

Bus Services

The bus service in Cairns is provided by Sunbus and services the suburbs, beaches and city with nearly all routes starting at the Cairns City Mall. Running daily, the timetables for each of the 8 bus routes can be found at most hotels and bus stops, or can be downloaded from Sunbus. Prices start $2.40 – $8.20 depending on which zone area you are located in, all information can be found on the link provided.



There are plenty of taxis available in Cairns, from all the usual places.You can generally hail one from the street but if it’s really busy you’d be better off finding a taxi rank, which will be well sign posted. Here are the popular taxi companies used in Cairns. Indicative One-Way Fare from Cairns Airport to Cairns City Centre will cost roughly $25

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Taxi Fare Estimator

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