Over 5,000 vehicles access Cairns Airport every day. Getting our passengers and visitors in and out of the airport in a timely and efficient way is our priority.

To improve safety and reduce congestion, Cairns Airport provides designated ground transport zones for dropping off and picking up passengers at both terminals. These zones include public areas as well designated zones for commercial operators including taxis, limousines, ride shares, tour buses, accommodation shuttles and off-airport buses.

Commercial Operators are only permitted to pick up or drop off passengers from their designated zones.  Cairns Airport invests significantly to maintain these areas and supporting infrastructure to ensure safe and efficient operations for all users. 

New Ground Transport Operators

All operators conducting business on Cairns Airport property require a permit.

New operators can apply for a permit by completing the new operator  form, attach, and return it to us via the online form below.


Existing Operators

If you are an existing Ground Transport Operator and have any query regarding your access tags or passes please contact park@cairnsairport.com.au or fill in the below form with the detail of your enquiry.

Staff Parking 

Click here for more information about Staff Parking.