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Melbourne Airport (MEL) is also known as Tullamarine Airport after the suburb of Tullamarine, which is adjacent to the terminals. It is the second-busiest airport in Australia, transporting over 30 million passengers a year. Melbourne to Cairns flights leave from all four terminals, depending on the airline you book with.
If you are using public transport to get to Melbourne Airport, take the Skybus Super Shuttle from Southern Cross or one of several local bus services from Melbourne suburbs and surrounding towns. If you’re driving yourself, there is a large car park about 100 m from the airport that is ideal for passengers departing from Terminals 1, 2, or 3. There is also a long-term lot for extended trips farther out that offers free shuttle service. Be sure to book online for better rates. If you’re being dropped off, there are two designated areas, one for Terminals 1, 2, and 3 and one at the new transportation hub for Terminal 4.
You’ll be landing at Cairns Airport (CNS), which is relatively small with one runway and two passenger terminals. It is the base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia and the helicopters of the State Emergency Service, and is located about seven kilometres north of Cairns CBD.
After arriving from your Melbourne flight, take the Cairns Airport Connect buses to the Translink public transport network—from there you can get to Cairns City or the northern beaches. To grab a taxi, look for the sheltered areas for taxi ranks outside each terminal. Car rentals in Cairns can also be arranged at the airport or booked with us at Expedia.com.au before your trip to save you time and money.
Cheap flights to Cairns from Melbourne travel 2320 km, with a flight time of roughly 3 ½ hours.?Several airlines service this flight route with daily flights, so you have a variety of carrier options.
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