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Shuttles from Cairns Airport to City

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Shuttles from Cairns Airport to City

Travelling to Cairns thursday, we will need a shuttle for 5 from airport to the city.

Are they readily available straight off the plane at the Airport?

Or do we need to book it with the hotel?

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Yes you can shuttle from airport , not sure on price .

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2. Re: Shuttles from Cairns Airport to City

I'd say a maxi-taxi for 5 people will almost certainly be cheaper than a shuttle.

I can't recall the exact rates, but I remembered when i did the calcs sometime last year it worked out that way. I think a shuttle was about half a normal taxi fare.

Edited: 12:42 am, January 15, 2014
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For 5 people definitely wait in the taxi queue for a taxi van. You will only pay the meter fare which is around $25 to the city (15 minute ride) and they come around very often. Taxis in Cairns are a combination of vans (8 passengers) or cars (4 passengers) so just wait and let others go ahead of you until a van turns up, it won't be long at all, or ask a taxi driver in the queue to request a van if you don't see one, they will be happy to get one and the taxi holding bay is 20 seconds away from the stand so should turn up immediately. For a shuttle company you will pay per person and will end up costing MUCH more than a taxi van and you may need to wait for other passengers to collect luggage and do hotel drop offs. Taxi in this case will be much cheaper and faster. Note, like many airports there is a $3 taxi surcharge for airport pick ups but this will still be the better option for 5 people.

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