Cairns Airport Transfers

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Cars On Demand is Australia’s leading private airport transfer company, taking thousands of business executives and travellers quickly and safely to the airport each year. This page details everything you need to know about getting an airport transfer in Cairns, why you will love the Cars On Demand service and how to make the most of your time in Cairns.

It all started with our existing executive clientele asking us to assist them with their holiday transfers in Cairns, and a few years later, we are the go to company for airport transfers in this gorgeous holiday and conference town.

Cairns Holiday Transfers
This is one of the exciting and fun things to do in Cairns after you have been looked after by Cars on Demand and their transfers, we can take you anyhwere you want to in Cairns, short or long trips are our specialties.

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The COD Cairns Airport Transfer Experience
Frequently Asked Questions
Cairns Suburbs We Service
About Cairns Airport
Getting to Cairns Airport
Getting out of Cairns Airport
Get To Know Cairns [Visitor’s Guide]


The Cars On Demand Cairns Airport Transfer Experience

Our car service is unlike any other operating in Cairns. Because our service has been developed with you in mind, we are able to provide bespoke services. For private transfers, our service offers a wide range of limousines, either executive corporate limos or people movers. Our mission is to provide you with convenient, efficient and luxurious transport, at the most reasonable rates. Below is a list of the services we offer within the area.

Cairns Airport Transfers

As mentioned before, the COD offers Cairns Airport transfers and will transport you to and fro the city. Our team of drivers is specially trained such that they’ll always ensure you get to your destination on time. They track flight times to make sure you never miss a flight. For private transfers, we offer our limousine service. For groups, we have minibuses capable of handling up to twelve passengers.

Our Cairns drivers know exactly where the collection points are inside the airport , and other conference locations. So all you need to do is sit back and relax and we will drop your guests in the right place and pick them up from the right place.

Cairns Attractions

Our team in Cairns can also take you on hourly tours of all the tourist attractions and funthings to do there.

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10 Reasons Everyone Should Visit Cairns, Australia

Why should you use Cars on Demand?

There are several factors that will influence your decision in using our service.

But we think the 3 most important reasons are as follows:

1) Phone number masking technology

This is where we mask all local phone numbers and the link is cut off after the trip is complete, therefore drivers and customers can communicate before the trip and keep each others numbers private.

This comes in really handy when we are doing airport transfers for VIP celebrities, or high profile TV personel, or Politicians

2) Automated fail safe mechanism built into our driver app and software

Whether you have booked an airpot transfer or a dinner transfer, our intelligent systems will prompt and remind drivers of their iminetn upcoming transfers, and if for any reason the driver does not confirm on their app that they are on the way, then the system alerts the manger on duty who will take the matter into his won hands and make sure that the driver is on the way and if we cant get in touch with the driver then we immediatelly allocate another driver to come in as a replacement.

You can imagine that there are not that many flights in and out of Cairns, so if you miss a flight because your transport providoer forgot to collect you, then you would be in a pickle.

3) Our proprietary custom built pricing algorithm

Our minimum fare is $78, however as the journey becomes longer, the per km rate starts to drop, this is why we get so many long distance trips.

In some case, once the length of the trips exceeds about 50 or 60 km, we actually become cheaper than a taxi.

This is why we do a lot of transfers from Cairns Airprot to Port Douglas, it certainly beats all the shuttle services.

Guest Airport Transfers

If you want to book a Cairns Airport transfer for your guests coming into the city, look no further, the COD transport service is up to task. Our fleet is more than capable of handling all their transport needs. As aforementioned, we have minibuses capable of handling large groups. Buses will also be availed on request.

Most of the transfers we do in Cairns are for major organisations who are booking transfers for their senior executives to or from conferences, and we also do all of the families of our existing executive clients when they decide to go to Cairns for a holiday.

Meeting Transfers

For business travellers, we are more than willing to chauffeur you to your meetings in and around the city. We alleviate the trouble of commuting, allowing you to concentrate on the business at hand. If you’ll be having multiple stopovers or multiple destinations, we recommend you utilise our hourly service. It could prove to be more cost-effective.

Cairns is the city where we do a lot of hourly transfers, this is when a persoon has gone there for a conference but has limited time to see the sights, this is the best way to get as much into a short period of time. Please note that Cars On Demand started off as a Coporate Limo Service company, and then we started doing more and more holiday transfers across Australia.

Even Management

Our service has a dedicated experienced team, capable of co-ordinating transport for small to large events alike. Our team will coordinate with your event organiser to make sure that your attendees arrive to their desired destination promptly. we can avail up to a dozen  cars depending on your requirements. As mentioned before, we will also avail buses at your request.

Special Events

Cairns is a beautiful city with a lot to see and do. If you’re looking to sightsee, you may hire us. We know the city inside out and are more than willing to take you to all the must-see attractions in and around the city. So we are not just a company that you use for your Cairns Airport Transfers, you can even use us if you are getting married there.

Hourly Hire

We don’t just do Cairns airport transfers, we are available for hourly hire. This makes our service in some cases more cost-effective. As I have mentioned above this type of transfer is really popular in Cairns


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if my flight is late? Or cancelled?
No worries at all, we track all flights and we will arrive when your plane touches down and wait for you, the courtesy free wait time does not start till the plane touched down.

If your flight is cancelled all you need to do is call us with your new flight details, or update them on your app.

It is this extra effort that we go to that makes us the best company for Cairns Airport Transfers.

Where do I meet the drivers? And what do I do if I can’t see him or her?
We have meeting points all across Australia, these are listed in the confirmation of your transfer sheet, and most importantly please turn your phone on and you will get a text from the driver, any issues you can also contact us on our 24/7 hotline +61413905215

Can I book for a guest, and pay for it?
Yes you can, and the guest will not need to pay in the car, but it’s also a good idea to make sure that we have their contact number to make sure the transfer goes smoothly, and we also mask all phone numbers

Do you have an app? And do you service all airports?
Yes, of course, we have both Android and iOS apps, and you can book through the app if you are the traveller, and track the driver and communicate with them as well through the app.

And yes we are a nationwide service across the whole of Australia.


Popular Cairns  Suburbs We Service

Cairns is the nation’s holiday  capital, it is a small and compact city. But at times it can be very busy when its holiday season

Here are some of the suburbs that we cover on most days:

  • Cairns International Airport
  • Port Douglas
  • Palm Cove
  • Trinity Beach
  • Barron Falls
  • Bayview Heights
  • Bentley Park
  • Bungalow
  • Edge Hill
  • Mooroobool
  • Freshwater
  • Machans Beach


About Cairns  Airport

Cairns Airport is the main International airport serving not just the city of Cairns, but more so, the nearby holiday destination towns like Port Douglas. Just under 5 million passengers go through Cairns Airport every year.

Cairns Airport Transfers
This is a map of Cairns Airport, it will help you with your airport transfers getting in and out of the airport.

Getting To Cairns Airport

Given the distance from the CBD, getting to the airport should be relatively hassle-free. That said, we have compiled a list of ETA’s from the city’s surrounding suburbs, so you can plan your pick up time with accuracy. The ETA’s assume light traffic.

Depending on the traffic and the route you use, it will take you anywhere from ten to fifteen minutes to get from the city centre to the airport. This estimated time of arrival applies anywhere in the North Canberra district. From most areas in South Canberra, the estimated time of arrival is anywhere from fifteen to twenty minutes. Plan for a similar ETA if you’re transferring from Woden. If you’re coming from Belconnen, give yourself an allowance of about twenty-five to thirty minutes. The same applies for Weston Creek, Tuggeranong and Gungahlin.

Getting Out Of Cairns Airport

There are several ways to get to the city from Cairns International Airport. You could use the city’s public transport system, take a taxi or a rental car. You could also use a shuttle service or a private transfer service like ours.

CairnsTaxis, Ride-Booking (Uber & Need a Ride) as well as other bus transfer and limousine companies including Excellence Coaches and Cairns Bus Charters. Click here for more information:

Our car service offers an airport transfer service in the Airport. We cater to high level private individuals as well as business travellers and will transport you to your desired destination in and around the city. We offer private transfers as well as guest transfers. Keep reading to learn more.

Get To Know Cairns [Visitor’s Guide]

The city of Cairns serves as the holiday capital of Australia, and everything about the city is purposed to that end. That said the city is more than that.

Cairns, considered the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, is a city in tropical Far North Queensland. Its Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park tells the stories of indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with music and dance. Cairns Esplanade, lined with bars and restaurants, has a swimming lagoon. Northwest of the city, Daintree National Park spans mountainous rainforest, gorges and beaches.

Business In Cairns

It goes without saying that Cairns is one of the top destination for conferences in Australia. The city has numerous business hotel suited for every kind of traveller. Most major international chains have a presence in the city.

You can find a wealth of information on the Cairns Chamber of Commerce website.

Great Leisure Activities In The City

This young city has so much to offer. Our list is nowhere near exhaustive. We simply offer a glimpse to what Cairns has to offer for you.

Here is a small list of ideas:

  • Skydive in Queensland – A journey you won’t forget. …
  • Bruce Belcher’s Daintree River Crocodile Cruise. …
  • ATV Quad Bike Adventure. …
  • Barefoot Tours. …
  • Kuranda Skyrail and Train. …
  • Dive at the Great Barrier Reef. …
  • White Water Rafting – Barron River

Arts & Culture

There is no tour to Cairns that is complete without a visit to the Cairns Museum.


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Sergio Mazzitelli

“Hello Simon I just wanted to thank you & your team for the great service you provide. Everything went off like clockwork & really made my Son & his now fiance’s night a very special one indeed. (he actually proposed to his partner that night!!) Thank you again & I hope I have the opportunity of using your services again in the near future. Kind regards”

Matthew Stephens

“Our keynote speaker was really well looked after and the service was quick and easy to arrange. Online booking system is clean and well setup for a corporate or third-party passenger.”

Linda Smith

“Excellent service. I have spoken with Simon who is amazingly unflappable, has a contingency plan for any hiccup and has come to my rescue with last minute changes. Quality service. Highly recommend.”



Whether you call Cairns home or are just visiting for business or pleasure, we hope you enjoy your time in this beautiful city. To get an instant quote for your private Cairns airport transfer click here.

Other Australian airports we regularly conduct airport transfers for:

MelbourneSydney  |  Brisbane  |  Perth  |  Sunshine Coast  |  Gold Coast | Adelaide  | Canberra