Cheap Flights to Port Douglas

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When is the best time to fly to Port Douglas?

Peak season

Warm weather abounds in Port Douglas, making it a year-round tourist destination for sun seekers after cheap flight deals. This Queensland resort town situated 70 km north of Cairns enjoys a subtropical climate with two distinct seasons; wet and dry. The busiest tourist period is the dry season (winter) which runs from May to October with temps averaging in the mid-to-late 20Cs. Book cheap flights to Port Douglas during this time and enjoy attractions from rainforest hikes and lazing on pure white beaches, to scuba diving and boating around the Great Barrier Reef.

Off season

The wet season (summer) runs from November to April and is characterised by tropical downpours and dramatic electrical storms. If you plan on booking flight tickets to Port Douglas between November and March, be aware that beaches will have swimming enclosures to protect swimmers from getting stung by box jellyfish.

When is the best time to book a flight to Port Douglas?

The best time to book cheap flights to Port Douglas is at the end of the wet season (March to May) and during the dry season (May to October). As this is one of Australia’s leading resorts expect flight tickets to be more expensive in the peak tourist season. A popular reason to visit Port Douglas is the Port Douglas Carnivale which runs for 10 days in May featuring 30 exciting events.

How long is the flight to Port Douglas?

Flights from Sydney to Port Douglas – 3 hrs 11 mins

Flights from Brisbane to Port Douglas – 2 hrs 20 mins

Flights from Adelaide to Port Douglas – 3 hrs

Flights from Perth to Port Douglas – 3 hrs 38 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Port Douglas?

Port Douglas is served by Cairns Airport (CNS) and the most popular airlines include: Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas and Emirates who operate both direct and one-stop flights from all major airports in Australia. There will be at least one flight per day from smaller cities, while larger cities like Melbourne and Sydney operate the most daily flights. Flights from Perth could include a stopover in Sydney or Brisbane, while direct flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

On arrival at Cairns Airport (CNS) you’ll need to make your way to Port Douglas, approximately an hour north of the airport. There are taxis and shuttle buses on hand outside the arrivals area to run you into the resort. Taxis cost around $200 so be sure to get a fixed price before you travel. Shuttle buses are the cheaper option with several to choose from, book online before you arrive to reserve a seat and get the best price. Car rental hire desks are located in the arrivals hall of the terminal.

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