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Cairns Airport CNS - Driving Ideas Guide

Welcome to Cairns.

Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Forest, this humid tropical town is made for tourists.  Its hinterland is stunning and a great excuse to drive your Cairns rental car to places you thought did not exist.

Cairns Airport CNS is an international airport located between Mount Whitfield to the west and Trinity Bay to the east.  Make sure you have a window seat for landing — there’s plenty to see and prepare you on approach over the cane fields and green mountains.

Don’t forget to check out our Cairns driving guide for inspirational ideas to driving your Cairns car rental in this area. This North Queensland region, for scenic driving, is spectacular. Here are some quick useful notes to help you on your way:

Airport Info:

Journey time from Cairns Airport CNS to Cairns CBD: 9 min (5.8 km) via Airport Ave and National Route 1

Phone Number: +61 7 4080 6703

Address:  Airport Ave, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

Website URL:  www.cairnsairport.com.au

Save on fuel:

Nearest Fuel / Gas stations:  Remember to fill up your car before dropping it off to save money on car rental fuel charges which can be excessive. Here are a few local places to fill up:

Portsmith Fuel - 45 Arnold St, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia

Stratford Service Station - 2-4 Rinks Cl, Stratford QLD 4870, Australia

Shell Cairns - 291 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870, Australia


There is plenty of accommodation in the Cairns region and it’s surrounds to suit all tastes from budget to luxury, resorts, self catering, and hostels to hotels.

At Cheaperthancars and Cheaperthanhotels we believe that the less you spend on your Hobart car rental and accommodation the more you can do when you get to Hobart.

Your Cheaperthancars Team

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