Getting around in Cairns

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Here’s a link to some quick travel advice for reaching AAS2018 in Cairns.

Taxis and Uber

There are plenty of taxis available particularly in the city’s key entertainment districts. It’s worth booking a taxi for the busiest periods, such as Friday and Saturday nights. 
Taxis are available from the main taxi rank in City Place or along The Esplanade outside of McDonalds or outside the Reef Casino.
Uber is also widely used in Cairns and can also be used for pick-ups and drop-offs to the airport.
The most widely used taxi company is Cairns Taxis, you can book online or by phone:
Ph: 4048 8333

Public transport

The bus service in Cairns is provided by Sunbus and services the suburbs, beaches and city with nearly all routes starting at the Cairns City Mall.
Routes 110, 111, 112, 122 and 123 stop at James Cook University and are a reliable and cheap way to get around.
Running daily, the timetables for each of the bus routes can be found at most hotels and bus stops, or can be downloaded from Sunbus:

Cairns by bike

Cycling is a great way to get to JCU – it reduces related greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion and transport costs. JCU offers bicycle parking facilities across the Cairns campus:

Bikes can be hired for a reasonable price from Cairns Bicycle hire:

Cairns bikeroute maps can be found here:

By car

If you travel by car, read about parking on campus here.




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