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Cairns Arrival Transfer:Airport to City, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas Hotels

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Cairns Arrival Transfer:Airport to City, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas Hotels

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When you arrive at Cairns Airport (CNS), transfer to your Cairns–area hotel via a reliable and economical shared transfer service. Avoid long airport taxi lines and enjoy an easy arrival by pre-booking this shared transfer service, which goes to Cairns, Port Douglas, the Northern Beaches and Silky Oaks Lodge, operating seven days per week, all year round. Your professional driver and climate-controlled coach provide a safe and comfortable ride with ample legroom and luggage storage.
  • Shared transfer service from Cairns Airport (CNS) to most hotels in Cairns, Northern Beaches, Port Douglas and Silky Oaks Lodge
  • Travel from Cairns Airport in a comfortable coach with air-conditioning and generous legroom
  • Relax during a door-to-door shuttle service operated by a professional driver
  • Avoid the stress and expense of finding airport taxis by pre-booking a shared transfer
  • Operates daily to most hotels in and around Cairns
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One-way shared transfer from airport to hotel
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Excess luggage $10 per bag for transfers to Cairns and $15 per bag for all the other destinations.
car seats, large prams, golf clubs, surfboards, strollers and bicycles - $15 excess luggage fee
Cairns Airport , Airport Ave, Aeroglen, Queensland 4870 Australia
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Airport to Northern Beaches
1/15/2022 - 3/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Airport to Port Douglas
1/15/2022 - 3/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Airport to Cairns
1/15/2022 - 3/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Cairns , Cairns QLD, Australia
  • Palm Cove , Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
  • Port Douglas , Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Queensland
  • Trinity Beach , Trinity Beach QLD 4879, Australia
  • Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa , 80 Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach QLD 4879, Australia
  • You will be met by your driver in the airport arrivals area. If you can not locate your driver, please call so we can advise as to where to meet them.
    Your driver meets you upon your arrival at the Cairns Airport (CNS) and welcomes you aboard your climate-controlled coach. Travel to your hotel in Cairns city, the Northern Beaches, Port Douglas and Silky Oaks Lodge with comfort and ease. See hotel drop-off details under Itinerary below.

    It's easy to start your vacation or business trip with this hassle-free airport pickup. When making a booking, please provide your flight details and the full name and address of your hotel. Once your transfer is confirmed, you'll receive a travel voucher to present to your driver—it's that easy.

    Remember to book your return transfer too.


    Hotel drop-offs in:

    • Cairns City hotels
    • Cairns South hotels including All Season Cairns Gateway, Trinity Links Woree, Cairns Reef Apartments and Motel, Cairns Tropical Gardens Motel, Cairns Villa and Cairns Sunland Leisure Park and Palm Royale Cairns, and other properties south of the railway tracks in the direction of Mulgrave Road
    • Port Douglas hotels
    • Northern Beaches hotels (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove and Ellis Beach)
    • Silky Oaks Lodge (Mossman)—transfers only available between 8am and 5pmPlease note: Transfers are not available to Cape Tribulation and Mission Beach
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • The duration of transfers are approximate. The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 piece of luggage under 30kg + 1 small carry on per passenger. Oversized or excessive luggage will be required to pay an excess of AUD$10 per bag for transfers to Cairns City hotels and AUD$15 per bag for all the other destinations. Excess is payable direct by cash.
    • Please note: car seats, large prams, golf clubs, surfboards, strollers and bicycles require pre-notification and a $15 excess luggage fee payable direct by cash.
    • Please notify service provider of any additional luggage prior to your arrival.
    • Please call Airport Connections to re-confirm your transfer the day prior to travel, office hours are generally 07:00am to 17:00pm Mon-Fri and 09:00-16:00 Sat, Sun. Limited hours on public holidays.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Children under 1 years are complimentary only if not occupying their own seat, and must be accompanied by a full paying adult. Child prices valid for 1 to 12 year olds only. *(In Queensland child restraints are generally not required on buses, trains or personalised transport services such as taxi, limousine and ride-booking services). If a child seat is required, then this is subject to availability and a direct fee is payable. Children can-not travel unattended.
    • This is a shared shuttle service that may meet multiple flights arriving close together. Please note you will potentially have to wait while the driver locates other transfer guests.
    • If you miss your flight, have a delay or change your itinerary, you must immediately contact Airport Connections Cairns. There is no guarantee of service for last minute changes, however we will endeavour to transfer guests onto a later service if available.
    • Transfers operated by Airport Connections and/or their code share partners.
    • Airport to hotel transfers operate between 07:00am to 19:00pm only.
    • Please ensure you allow at least 30mins after your scheduled arrival time in order to be able to collect your luggage and meet your driver.
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
    • OPERATED BY Airport Connections
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cairns Arrival Transfer:Airport to City, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas Hotels?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by Cairns Arrival Transfer:Airport to City, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas Hotels.
    What is the policy on sanitisation during Cairns Arrival Transfer:Airport to City, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas Hotels?
    A:The policy on sanitisation is:

    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
    See all safety measures taken by Cairns Arrival Transfer:Airport to City, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas Hotels.

    Traveller Tips

    • "It is not convenient, rather overpriced and not on time ." See review
    • "great affordable way to transfer to hotel from the airport." See review

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    Nice transfer
    , Jul. 2022
    Nice driver, full of info. Comfortable bus. A little trouble finding us at the airport, driver not carrying name board
    Efficient service.
    , May 2022
    Efficiency of booking. Prompt collection at airport on arrival. Scenic drive to Port Douglas was excellent.
    Great service
    , May 2022
    We were met on arrival by our guide. Very helpful. Dropped us off at our accommodation and assisted with our luggage
    Pick up was lackadaisical
    , May 2022
    It was confusing to actually find our transport. There was no one waiting for us. A board or info txt would have helped. The transport & driver once found was perfectly adequate.
    Convenient transfer to Port Douglas
    , Apr. 2022
    Company we booked with was sharing with another company. We landed late so went to the other Company desk in arrivals (only shuttle desk in arrivals, allnother desks where car hire) to be greeted by a not so pleasant lady who said our booking was not with them. My husband then phoned Airport Connections who could not have been nicer. We explained the situation and they advised us to go back to the counter. In the meantime Airport Connections contacted the partner Company and all was sorted. Smooth sailing from there. Thanks for everything Airport Connections.
    Where driver forgot to...
    , Mar. 2022
    Where driver forgot to turn off at the Trinity beach turn off,heading to Port Douglas,then had to turn around & go back,wasn't that far the next major intersection,I wasn't upset,is just an experience.
    1 traveller found this review helpful
    Great service
    , Mar. 2022
    There to meet us upon landing. Prompt friendly service.We would recommend the service. Would book again.
    The bus driver rang me to...
    , Mar. 2022
    The bus driver rang me to make sure I was at the airport because we took a bit longer getting to the baggage claim it was nice to know he was making sure I was ok
    Excellent Service.
    , Feb. 2022
    Customer Service could not be better, with contact from you the day before travel confirming all details and pick up from Airport. The driver Chris could not have been more helpful hope my pick up from Port Douglas next Sunday goes as smoothly Would recommend your service to friends.
    Worst airport transfer ever
    , Mar. 2020
    The uncertainty associated with service and 45 min time we had landed was not acceptable. I gave a star as I could not submit this review without. What is appropriate is “Zero”
    , Mar. 2020
    Was not on time. Had to wait for over an hour. No one to meet me upon arrival as stated on invoice. 4 other people waited but took other transport
    Shuttle experience
    , Mar. 2020
    It is not convenient, rather overpriced and not on time . Much better to take a taxi . We had a shuttle from airport to the hotel and a taxi from the hotel to airport.
    We had to wait almost an hour and didn't know that . It was a long day/night coming from the US to Sydney to Caines!
    , Feb. 2020
    Our driver of the van was very informative and provided lots of information which was most appreciated!!!!
    Happy Traveler
    , Dec. 2019
    My plane was late coming in. Was met with very happy and accommodating people. Enjoyed the trip out to Palm Cove from Cairns Airport, taking in the sights and information of area and what is available. Very nice and welcoming driver. Thank you. I highly recommend Viator Travel.
    Hassle Free
    Carol H
    , Nov. 2019
    It is a hassle free way to arrive and get to our hotel. We did not have to wait long for our shuttle, it was relatively easy to find and a quick and efficient trip to our hotel.
    Simple and efficient
    , Nov. 2019
    Although we weren’t sure where to go initially, airport staff were very helpful and once we found the bus, the driver was very knowledgeable about the area and took us right to the door of our hotel. Couldn’t fault the service.
    Great Ride and very affordible
    , Nov. 2019
    great affordable way to transfer to hotel from the airport. They wait for you if your flight is delayed. I recommend this transfer to all.
    Perfect Transportation
    , Oct. 2019
    Driver was excellent....on time....and very friendly. Great way to get from airport to your hotel. Price was very reasonable.
    Oh dear!
    , Jul. 2019
    I waited and waited at the airport carousel for my driver to turn up. The shuttle's office even had trouble locating him because he had his phone switched off. I phoned the office three times before they could positively assure me the driver was definitely on his way. Meanwhile, the carousel area cleared out, and I was thinking what a great start to my holiday this was! When the driver eventually turned up (nearly an hour late), there was no apology, no text, no nothing. He roughly threw my suitcase into the shuttle bus, and we were finally on our way. Thankfully I hadn't booked my return shuttle to the airport with this company. The care-factor was zero. I always try and see the good in people and situations, but on this occasion it was very hard to.
    Excellent airport transfer.
    , Jul. 2019
    The best airport transfer so far during our visit to Australia. Extremely punctual and courteous driver.

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