Smoking at Cairns Airport (CNS)

Airport Rating


Vaping, Heat not Burn and E-Cigs with tobacco are banned. See here.

Before Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

After Security Smoking

Terminal 1 (International)

Information provided by Hetty S., April 2024: Small smoking area located in terminal 1 - well sign posted and small terminal so easy to find. Located inside and well ventilated with panoramic window.

Cairns CNS airport smoking room CNS smoking

Terminal 2 (Domestic)

No info at present. Feedback would be appreciated.

Further Information

Official Website


Cairns Airport, with the IATA code CNS, is an international airport located in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Formerly operated by the Cairns Port Authority, the airport was sold by the Queensland Government to a private consortium in December 2008. It holds the distinction of being the seventh busiest airport in Australia. Cairns Airport serves as a vital gateway to Northern Queensland, attracting both international and domestic flights. Many travelers pick up rental cars here to explore the wider area at their own pace, including the iconic Great Barrier Reef. The airport’s strategic location, approximately 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) north of downtown Cairns, makes it a convenient hub for tourists and locals alike. Whether you’re embarking on an adventure to the reef or exploring the tropical wonders of North Queensland, Cairns Airport plays a crucial role in connecting travelers to this captivating region