In case you are planning to visit Port Douglas, the best for you to do so is to fly to Cairns Airport and get a bus, taxi or a car hire from there in order to arrive at the popular tourist resort. Once you are in Cairns airport it will take one hour for you to cover the distance of approximately 70 km.
Cairns airport is located just 7 km away from downtown Cairns. It has a single runway and two passenger terminals. In case you arrive in this airport in an international flight you need to queue up for passport control as the first step. Then you will pass through a security check and will arrive at the baggage reclaim area. Free baggage trolleys are available there. After your baggage is picked up, you could pass through customs desks and arrive at the arrival hall.
Once you are in the arrival area you have access to currency exchange facilities and you could use Wi-Fi facilities by paying $3 per hour. When you are ready to travel to Port Douglas you could use one of the many transport options such as busses, Cairns airport taxis and hired car and leave for your destination.
When you finish your holiday in Port Douglas you could use the same transport options and arrive at Cairns airport in order to take your flight. Once you are in the airport, it is not a difficult task to find the check-in counters. When you complete the check-in procedure, you will pass through security and the passport control in order to arrive at the departure area.
In the departure area there are ample facilities to have meals and to buy snacks or drinks. It is also possible to do some shopping. Books and magazines are also available. In case you want to use Wi-Fi it is possible to do so, for a fee. There are display-screens that will keep you updated on the status of your flight. It won’t be a difficult task for you to find your gate as Cairns is a comparatively smaller airport. It is always good to be at the gate as soon as it opens.