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San Francisco to Cairns Flights

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Selected fares from San Francisco to Cairns

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO CNS Sun, Apr 5 - Thu, Apr 23 $1,679
SFO CNS Sun, Apr 5 - Thu, Apr 23 $1,958
SFO CNS Sun, Apr 5 - Thu, Apr 23 $1,961

San Francisco and Cairns airports and terminals

Airports in San Francisco CA, US
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    San Francisco Airport (SFO)

    Distance from City Center: 11.9 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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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Cairns

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September

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from San Francisco to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Sep 22 San Francisco (SFO) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $2,166
Earn $21.66
Return Mon, Sep 29 Cairns (CNS) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin Australia

Best one-week trip in September from San Francisco to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Sep 22 San Francisco (SFO) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $2,166
Earn $21.66
Return Mon, Sep 29 Cairns (CNS) San Francisco (SFO) Virgin Australia
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Flights to Cairns

San Francisco International Airport Information

The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).

Parking at San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.

Ground Transportation Information

A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.

Restaurant Options at the Airport

The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.

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.