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Chicago to Cairns Flights

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Selected fares from Chicago to Cairns

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
CHI CNS Tue, May 26 - Sun, Jun 7 $1,503
CHI CNS Fri, Feb 13 - Mon, Feb 23 $1,703
CHI CNS Mon, May 18 - Sat, May 23 $1,874
CHI CNS Mon, May 18 - Sat, May 23 $1,998
CHI CNS Mon, May 18 - Sat, May 23 $2,131
CHI CNS Mon, May 18 - Sat, May 23 $2,222
CHI CNS Mon, May 18 - Sat, May 23 $2,263

Chicago and Cairns airports and terminals

Airports in Chicago IL, US
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    Midway Airport (MDW)

    Distance from City Center: 9.5 miles

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    O'Hare Airport (ORD)

    Distance from City Center: 15.1 miles

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Airports in Cairns QL, AU
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    Cairns Airport (CNS)

    Distance from City Center: 3.6 miles

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February

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from Chicago to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Feb 13 Chicago (ORD) Cairns (CNS) United Airlines $1,703
Earn $17.03
Return Mon, Feb 23 Cairns (CNS) Chicago (ORD) United Airlines
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April

Lowest roundtrip airfare in April from Chicago to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Apr 15 Chicago (ORD) Cairns (CNS) Cathay Pacific $1,620
Earn $16.20
Return Thu, Apr 23 Cairns (CNS) Chicago (ORD) Cathay Pacific
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Flights to Cairns

Airports in Chicago

The city of Chicago is primarily served by two international airports. Travelers looking for low-fare flights from Chicago can use Orbitz.com to find flights from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located on the city's southwest side, approximately eight miles from Chicago's Loop. O'Hare serves as a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines, and Midway is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Chicago Airport Parking

Daily, hourly, and valet parking are available at O'Hare. Rates vary from $2.00 to $10.00 per hour. An economy parking lot is also available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. Similar parking options and rates apply at Midway.

Chicago Airport Transportation

There are numerous transportation options for getting to and from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare can be accessed via regional trains, buses, and local mass transit lines. The CTA Blue Line offers a fast and convenient transportation option to and from this airport. Midway is served by the CTA Orange Line. Car rental services are available at both airports, and travelers can quickly book car rental services at either airport using Orbitz.com.

Chicago Airport Restaurants

Both O'Hare and Midway offer a variety of restaurant options for travelers. Restaurants located in both airports include Starbuck's Coffee, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Chili's, Cinnabon, and Dunkin Donuts, making it easy for visitors to grab a quick breakfast, snack, or meal. By using Orbitz.com, travelers can quickly and easily find low-fare flights from Chicago.

Cairns Airport in Queensland

Cheap flights to Cairns, vacation packages, and more are available at Orbitz.com to help you plan your Queensland vacation. You'll arrive at Cairns Airport, located about 4 miles north of downtown Cairns. The airport handles both domestic and international flights. Airlines served by Cairns Airport include Qantas, Jetstar, Cathay Pacific, and United Airlines.

Transportation from the Airport

Many travelers arriving at Cairns Airport opt to take a taxi into town. A typical fare from the airport to downtown Cairns is approximately $25. Both the international and domestic terminals have a designated taxi queue. Travelers may also opt to privately book a limousine transfer to their hotel. Another alternative is to rent a car from Avis, Budget, Europcar, or another car rental agency located at the airport. Shuttle bus transport service from Sun Palm Transport Group to designated locations in town is another option.

Weather Conditions in Cairns

Cairns is a tropical city, so temperatures tend to be fairly mild all year long. The winter months, which occur between May and August in the southern hemisphere, tend to have average temperatures ranging from the 60s at night into the high 70s during the day. The summer months of December through February have night lows in the 70s and daytime highs in the high 80s.

Visitor Attractions in Cairns

Outdoor activities in Cairns are always popular. Visitors can choose from wildlife tours, whitewater rafting, snorkeling trips, and rainforest hikes. No matter what time of year you choose to visit Queensland, count on Orbitz.com for inexpensive accommodations and cheap flights to Cairns.

Flight schedule for flights from Chicago to Cairns on Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
American Airlines/Japan Airlines AA8404/JL5089 ORD 10:55 AM CNS 4:40 AM 773/788 25hr 45min
American Airlines/Jetstar AA8404/JQ26 ORD 10:55 AM CNS 4:40 AM 773/788 25hr 45min
American Airlines/Qantas AA8404/QF250 ORD 10:55 AM CNS 4:40 AM 773/788 25hr 45min
American Airlines/Japan Airlines AA153/JL5089 ORD 12:20 PM CNS 4:40 AM 777/788 24hr 20min
American Airlines/Qantas AA153/QF250 ORD 12:20 PM CNS 4:40 AM 777/788 24hr 20min
Japan Airlines/Japan Airlines JL9/JL5089 ORD 10:55 AM CNS 4:40 AM 773/788 25hr 45min
Japan Airlines/Jetstar JL9/JQ26 ORD 10:55 AM CNS 4:40 AM 773/788 25hr 45min
Japan Airlines/Qantas JL9/QF250 ORD 10:55 AM CNS 4:40 AM 773/788 25hr 45min
Japan Airlines/Japan Airlines JL7009/JL5089 ORD 12:20 PM CNS 4:40 AM 777/788 24hr 20min
Japan Airlines/Jetstar JL7009/JQ26 ORD 12:20 PM CNS 4:40 AM 777/788 24hr 20min
Japan Airlines/Qantas JL7009/QF250 ORD 12:20 PM CNS 4:40 AM 777/788 24hr 20min
Malaysia Airlines/Japan Airlines MH9109/JL5089 ORD 10:55 AM CNS 4:40 AM 773/788 25hr 45min
Malaysia Airlines/Jetstar MH9109/JQ26 ORD 10:55 AM CNS 4:40 AM 773/788 25hr 45min