Selected fares from Seattle to Cairns and Northern Beaches

Flights from Seattle

Seattle Airport

While Seattle is home to several airports, the only one that handles commercial flights is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also known as Sea-Tac, this airport is responsible for all incoming flights, along with flights from Seattle. Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways are a few airlines that operate out of this airport. Located in SeaTac, Washington, the airport sits along the intersection of three state routes: 99, 518, and 509. Though the airport has three terminals, only the Concourse Terminal and North Satellite Terminal handle domestic flights. The South Satellite Terminal specializes in international flights. It's just a short drive from the airport to downtown.

Transportation

When you need to reach your hotel quickly, head for the public transportation system, which consists of Sound Transit and Metro Transit. The buses and light rails only cost a few dollars, and you can visit the sales counter at any station to purchase tickets for your trip. The light rail system drops passengers directly at some of the top hotels in the downtown area. Seattle uses a grid system for its roads, which makes finding your hotel easy if you drive. You can use the Orbitz.com sign to look for rental cars from the airport.

Weather

If you visit during the spring, winter, or fall, you need a warm coat and an umbrella. Though the city does not get snow, it does get a high amount of rain during these seasons, and temperatures that can drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer is much warmer, with temperatures in the high 70s and less rainfall.

Popular Attractions

Seattle is home to dozens of cultural activities and attractions, including the Seattle International Film Festival, the Henry Art Galley, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle Underground Tour, which takes you through older parts of the city. When you look for flights from Seattle on Orbitz.com, take a few minutes to look for other low-cost attractions in the city.

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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Fitzroy Island Resort
Fitzroy Island Resort
Fitzroy Island via Cairns, Fitzroy Island
4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)

This resort is by the ocean, nestled on a beach in Fitzroy Island within easy reach of windsurfing and kayaking. Regional attractions also include Marineland ...

$132

$132
Mantra Trilogy
Mantra Trilogy
101 - 105 The Esplanade, Cairns
4.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Nestled on the beach, this Cairns hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cairns Esplanade, Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens, and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Muddy's ...

$139

$139
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 ...

$146

$146
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.

$176

$176
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 ...

$96

$96
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) ...

$93

$93
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 ...

$128

$128
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, ...

$152

$152
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 ...

$128

$128
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 ...

$141

$141

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