Transport in Cairns


Buses are the most popular form of public transport for Cairns residents and visitors. 

The Sunbus network operates a comprehensive service and timetable within the city and to all surrounding suburbs. You can view bus timetables on their website or via the qconnect real time bus tracker service from the Queensland Department of Main Roads and Transport. 


Black & White Taxis operate all of Cairns taxi services.  They have several ranks in the CBD and at all major shopping centres and public venues.  Find out more information about Cairns taxis on the Black & White website.

Car Hire

There are several hire car companies in Cairns.  Visit Tourism Tropical North Queensland for information and car hire bookings.

Push Bikes

Cairns is a wonderful city for cycling.  The relatively flat landscape within the city and extensive purpose built bike paths and cycling tracks make bike riding an easy, eco-friendly and healthy way to get around Cairns city and suburbs.


If you are staying with one of our accommodation partners in the Cairns CBD you will be able to get to most Cairns Festival 2012 events on foot.  You can download maps for the Cairns CBD and wider Cairns region from the Cairns Regional Council website.