Journey: Cairns Airport to Mossman

Cairns Airport is located in the suburb of Aeroglen on the east coast of Northern Queensland and is Australia’s seventh busiest airport. Mossman is a small rural town in the municipality of the Douglas Shire and has a sparse population of around 1,940 residents. The distance between Cairns Airport and Mossman is approximately 75.6 kilometres with an average journey time of around 1 hour and 7 minutes by car. There are a few other transportation options available including a shuttle and bus services. These options however will see your journey time increase to around 2 hours and 43 minutes.

If you would prefer an option that saves you time and prioritises convenience, then we would recommend a Hughes private airport transfer. Our chauffeur-driven service is a reliable and convenient option on the market that promises both luxury and comfort. Choosing a private transfer with us also affords you the peace of mind of a fixed rate fare. Unlike taxis and ride shares which charge you by the meter and can often leave you surprised by your final reading; our service is predetermined at the time of your booking.

Our Fleet

Whether you are looking for a luxury limousine or premium sedan experience or want to move a large group easily and in comfort, Hughes can help. We have vehicle options for 1 – 61 passengers and an extensive fleet to accommodate all your transport needs.

Not sure what vehicle’s suit your needs? Contact our friendly team on 1300 615 165 or to discuss your requirements.

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Executive Sedans

Perfect for 1-3 passengers with minimal luggage, our executive sedans are well-appointed for your comfort.

3 Passengers

2 Suitcases

2 Small Bags

Premium Sedans

Perfect for 1-3 passengers with minimal luggage, our premium sedans include the latest prestige models with top of the line features.

3 Passengers

2 Suitcases

2 Small Bags

Premium SUVs

Perfect for 1- 3 passengers with up to 5 suitcases, our premium SUVs include the latest prestige models with top of the line features.

3 Passengers

5 Suitcases

3 Small Bags

People Movers

Perfect for up to 6 passengers with standard luggage, our people movers are luxurious and roomy, with ergonomic design for your comfort.

6 Passengers

6 Suitcases

41 Small Bags

Luxury Minibuses

Perfect for up 9 - 14 passengers with a trailer option for additional luggage, our Mercedes Sprinter minibuses are a luxurious option for groups.

9 - 14 Passengers

Small Coach

Perfect for up 21 - 54 passengers with standard luggage with a trailer option for additional luggage, our air-conditioned, luxury coaches are a great option for larger groups.

21 - 54 Passengers

Travel Times

Mossman is relatively quiet and traffic in and out of the township itself is minimal, however, some traffic delays may be incurred around Cairns Airport during tourist season and peak times. During peak travel times, your journey can take up to 1 hour and 20 minutes and during favourable conditions, the same journey will be around 1 hour and 3 minutes. Regardless of the conditions, your Hughes chauffeur has the experience and local expertise to ensure you are always on the fastest route to your destination.

Exploring Cairns Airport

Cairns Airport has two passenger terminals and one single runway with a length of 3156 meters. Flight paths out of Cairns will either offer views of the stunning northern beaches region to the north or the lush rainforest and foliage surrounding central Cairns on the flight path to the south. Cairns Airport is small and easy to navigate but also sufficiently equipped. Both passenger terminals are close by with only a 200-meter walk between them and both offer an array of modern amenities, shopping and food and beverage options.

There are three onsite parking options available including the T1 budget carpark and T2 uncovered carpark each offering up to 10 minutes of free parking. The T2 covered car park is the closest to the terminals and offers premium shaded parking with wider car spaces. If you are being dropped off at Cairns Airport, you will be deposited at the designated express zones, located directly in front of each terminal and a short walk to the entrance.


Visitors are often drawn to Mossman for its small-town charm as well as for being an access point to its many natural marvels. Positioned on the stunning Mossman River and to the east of the Daintree National Park and Mossman Gorge, the natural beauty of Queensland is well illustrated in the town of Mossman and its surrounds. Mossman has a deep-rooted indigenous heritage that is proudly represented in the local community and is well known for its sugar cane cultivation which remains a pillar of its present-day local economy. When booking your next transfer between Mossman and Cairns Airport, Hughes has you covered. Bookings can be made via our mobile app, website or by giving us a call.