Cairns Visitors Information Guide
Tropical Far North Queensland

Cairns Transport - Getting around in Cairns


Cairns Bus Services & Public Transport

Bus services run regularly from the City Place to all over Cairns including the Northern Beaches.


Cairns Bus Timetable


Sunbus - Cairns bus service



Cairns Taxis & Cabs

Taxis are available from the main taxi rank in the City Place or along The Esplanade outside of McDonalds or outside the Reef Casino.

More information can be found at the Cairns Black & White Taxi's web site



Cairns Hire Cars & Cairns Rental Cars

To hire a car some companies insist that the drivers be at least 25 years of age.  Other companies require a minimum age of 21.  An International licence is all you will need to drive on Australian roads. 

More information is available on our Cairns Car Hire and Cairns Car Rental page.


Motor Cycles & Scooters

Scooters or a motor bike under 50cc can also be hired with only a drivers licence.  There is no need for a separate licence.  Most of these bikes are limited somewhat in speed and are ideal for City driving but not highly reccommended to be taken on open highways.



Bicycles can be hired from car rental agencies as well,   bicycle lanes are clearly marked on city roads.  Bicycle riders are all required by law to wear a safety helmet.


Australian Domestic & International Airlines

Domestic Airlines to and from Cairns

Some travellers prefer to book connecting flights once they are in Australia or just compare prices to see if it cheaper to book from the country of origin or locally.

For more information about the Cairns International Airport visit our Cairns Airport page.


home | top | back