Cairns Travel Guide

Getting Around

The centre of Cairns is small enough to be covered on foot, but a car is useful to see the surrounding attractions if you are not taking a tour. Expect morning and evening congestion in the city centre, as day trippers flock in and out of the town. Numerous car rental agencies are available from the airport or in the city centre. During peak season, make sure to book the car in advance.

Sunbus operates the public bus network and offer eight routes through the city. The terminal of all routes is at the corner of Lake and Shield Street in the centre. You can buy a bus ticket starting from $2.30 for a single adult in one zone. The bus driver stamps the time of purchase and it is valid for the next 24 hours.

There are also a number of car rental companies available from Cairns airport.


source: Wikivoyage

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