Selected fares from San Francisco to Cairns and Northern Beaches

Flights from San Francisco

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.

Flights to Cairns

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.

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Hotels in Cairns and Northern Beaches

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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North
4.0 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (15 reviews)

This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Base Hospital and Muddy's Playground. Centenary Lakes Botanic ...

$103

$103
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
Pierpoint Road, Cairns
5.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (47 reviews)

With its location directly on Marlin Marina, above Pier Shopping Complex, and next to the Esplanade, this hotel is within 1 km of Cairns's city center, convention ...

$133

$133
Hilton Cairns
Hilton Cairns
34 Esplanade, Cairns
5.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Overlooking Trinity Inlet in the heart of Cairns, this hotel is a few minutes' walk to city center shopping. Cairns Airport is 8 km (5 mi) away.

$133

$133
Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns
231 Mcleod Street, Cairns North
3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. Mount Whitfield ...

$41

$41
Rydges Tradewinds Cairns
Rydges Tradewinds Cairns
137 The Esplanade, Cairns
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (35 reviews)

This seaside hotel is steps from Cairns Esplanade and the beach. Cairns Civic Theatre is 4 blocks away and Cairns International Airport is 4 miles (7 kilometers) ...

$103

$103
Pullman Cairns International
Pullman Cairns International
17 Abbott Street, Cairns
5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (9 reviews)

A one-block walk from the Esplanade and from the departure terminal for the Barrier Reef, the hotel is also less than five minutes' walk from Cairns' shopping, ...

$121

$121
Mantra Esplanade
Mantra Esplanade
53-57 The Esplanade, Cairns
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cairns, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Cairns Regional Gallery and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens. Esplanade ...

$136

$136
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns
4.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Located in the heart of Cairns, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cairns Esplanade and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount ...

$99

$99
Blue Lagoon Resort
Blue Lagoon Resort
22 - 26 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach
4.5 out of 5.0
5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this luxury apartment is within 6 mi (10 km) of Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Tropical Zoo, and Tjapukai Cultural Park. Clifton ...

$176

$176
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns North
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (15 reviews)

This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland and Cairns Base Hospital. ...

$82

$82

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