Flights from San Francisco to Cairns

Selected fares from San Francisco to Cairns

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
SFO CNS Wed, Aug 19 - Fri, Sep 4 $1,595
SFO CNS Sat, Oct 24 - Sun, Nov 15 $1,880
SFO CNS Mon, Jun 1 - Mon, Jun 8 $1,908
SFO CNS Mon, Jun 1 - Mon, Jun 8 $1,996

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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April

Lowest roundtrip airfare in April from San Francisco to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Apr 6 San Francisco (SFO) Cairns (CNS) Air New Zealand $1,817
Earn $18.17
Return Mon, Apr 27 Cairns (CNS) San Francisco (SFO) Air New Zealand
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June

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from San Francisco to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jun 1 San Francisco (SFO) Cairns (CNS) Delta Air Lines $1,908
Earn $19.08
Return Mon, Jun 8 Cairns (CNS) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines

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

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jun 1 San Francisco (SFO) Cairns (CNS) Delta Air Lines $1,908
Earn $19.08
Return Mon, Jun 8 Cairns (CNS) San Francisco (SFO) Delta Air Lines
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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.

Flight schedule for flights from San Francisco to Cairns on Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
All Nippon Airways/Japan Airlines NH7013/JL5089 SFO 11:00 AM CNS 4:40 AM 744/788 23hr 40min
All Nippon Airways/Jetstar NH7013/JQ26 SFO 11:00 AM CNS 4:40 AM 744/788 23hr 40min
All Nippon Airways/Qantas NH7013/QF250 SFO 11:00 AM CNS 4:40 AM 744/788 23hr 40min
United Airlines/Japan Airlines UA837/JL5089 SFO 11:00 AM CNS 4:40 AM 744/788 23hr 40min
United Airlines/Jetstar UA837/JQ26 SFO 11:00 AM CNS 4:40 AM 744/788 23hr 40min
United Airlines/Qantas UA837/QF250 SFO 11:00 AM CNS 4:40 AM 744/788 23hr 40min
All Nippon Airways/Japan Airlines NH7071/JL5083 SFO 11:20 AM CNS 5:10 AM 788/788 23hr 50min
All Nippon Airways/Jetstar NH7071/JQ16 SFO 11:20 AM CNS 5:10 AM 788/788 23hr 50min
All Nippon Airways/Qantas NH7071/QF242 SFO 11:20 AM CNS 5:10 AM 788/788 23hr 50min
United Airlines/Japan Airlines UA35/JL5083 SFO 11:20 AM CNS 5:10 AM 788/788 23hr 50min
United Airlines/Jetstar UA35/JQ16 SFO 11:20 AM CNS 5:10 AM 788/788 23hr 50min
United Airlines/Qantas UA35/QF242 SFO 11:20 AM CNS 5:10 AM 788/788 23hr 50min
United Airlines/Qantas UA863/QF922 SFO 10:35 PM CNS 12:30 PM 777/73H 19hr 55min