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Flight information for Auckland to Cairns
(AKL to CNS)

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Best price found

$342

Fastest flight time

5h 50m

Direct flights

None

Airports in Cairns

1 airport
The best one-way flight to Cairns from Auckland in the past 72 hours is $342. The best return flight deal from Auckland to Cairns found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $1,210.
The fastest flight from Auckland to Cairns takes 5h 50m
There are no direct flights from Auckland to Cairns. Popular non-direct route for this connection is Auckland Intl Airport - Cairns Airport.
There is 1 airport near Cairns: Cairns (CNS)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Auckland to Cairns

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from Auckland to Cairns?

November

The cheapest time of year to fly to Cairns from Auckland is November. The most expensive is April.

What is the cheapest day to depart Auckland for Cairns?

Saturday

The cheapest day of the week is usually Saturday. The most expensive is usually Sunday.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Auckland to Cairns?

in the evening

Auckland to Cairns flights are approximately 28% more expensive at midday than in the evening

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Cairns from Auckland?

Jetstar

Air New Zealand, Jetstar, and Qantas Airways are the most popular carriers operating from Auckland to Cairns

What is the cheapest Auckland to Cairns flight route?

Auckland Intl - Cairns

Fly from Auckland Intl to Cairns for the best Auckland - Cairns flight prices

How far in advance should you book Auckland to Cairns flights?

60 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from Auckland to Cairns is approximately 60 days to departure

When travelling from Auckland to Cairns, the most popular airport to fly into is Cairns Airport. The majority of travellers flying into Cairns Airport from Auckland are departing from Auckland Intl Airport. If you are looking for an alternate airport near Auckland Intl Airport, Hamilton Airport is a great option and is located in Hamilton. The least expensive flight option from Auckland to Cairns will typically be AKL — CNS during the month of August with an average price of $893 RT.

Auckland Intl Airport (AKL) to Cairns Airport (CNS)$893
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Hamilton Airport (HLZ) to Cairns Airport (CNS)$1,549
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Easily compare return flights from Auckland to Cairns

Below you can see the best fares for your return flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Auckland to Cairns by changing tabs
Jetstar
9 Nov
AKL01:20Auckland Intl
14h 00m
1 stop
CNS15:20Cairns
15 Nov
CNS05:00Cairns
10h 30m
1 stop
AKL15:30Auckland Intl
Qantas Airways
14 Oct
AKL13:40Auckland Intl
26h 05m
1 stop
CNS15:45Cairns
17 Oct
CNS13:25Cairns
27h 55m
1 stop
AKL17:20Auckland Intl
Multiple Airlines
29 Aug
AKL03:40Auckland Intl
27h 25m
1 stop
CNS07:05Cairns
1 Sep
CNS14:25Cairns
20h 15m
1 stop
AKL10:40Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
18 Nov
AKL04:20Auckland Intl
8h 10m
1 stop
CNS12:30Cairns
20 Nov
CNS04:10Cairns
12h 05m
1 stop
AKL16:15Auckland Intl
Jetstar
9 Nov
AKL01:20Auckland Intl
14h 00m
1 stop
CNS15:20Cairns
15 Nov
CNS05:00Cairns
11h 50m
2 stops
AKL16:50Auckland Intl
Multiple Airlines
14 Oct
AKL04:40Auckland Intl
11h 05m
1 stop
CNS15:45Cairns
17 Oct
CNS07:50Cairns
9h 55m
2 stops
AKL17:45Auckland Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Cairns

If you're looking for one-way flights from Auckland to Cairns, view some of our deals below provided by Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Qantas Airways
Jetstar
27 Nov
AKL01:50Auckland Intl
29h 35m
1 stop
CNS07:25Cairns
Qantas Airways
19 Jan
AKL11:40Auckland Intl
18h 50m
1 stop
CNS06:30Cairns
Multiple Airlines
26 Dec
AKL12:50Auckland Intl
18h 35m
2 stops
CNS07:25Cairns

Search last-minute flights to Cairns from Auckland

Find and compare return flight prices for your last-minute flight from Auckland to Cairns
Air New Zealand
23 Aug
AKL03:15Auckland Intl
5h 50m
CNS09:05Cairns
25 Sep
CNS07:15Cairns
4h 25m
AKL11:40Auckland Intl
Qantas Airways
24 Aug
AKL13:40Auckland Intl
26h 05m
1 stop
CNS15:45Cairns
6 Sep
CNS14:25Cairns
27h 55m
1 stop
AKL18:20Auckland Intl
Multiple Airlines
23 Aug
AKL03:15Auckland Intl
5h 50m
CNS09:05Cairns
6 Sep
CNS03:30Cairns
14h 55m
1 stop
AKL18:25Auckland Intl
Jetstar
23 Aug
AKL02:00Auckland Intl
29h 35m
1 stop
CNS07:35Cairns
6 Sep
CNS02:00Cairns
40h 45m
2 stops
AKL18:45Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
23 Aug
AKL03:15Auckland Intl
5h 50m
CNS09:05Cairns
6 Sep
CNS08:15Cairns
4h 25m
AKL12:40Auckland Intl
Multiple Airlines
24 Aug
AKL02:15Auckland Intl
14h 30m
1 stop
CNS16:45Cairns
6 Sep
CNS08:15Cairns
4h 25m
AKL12:40Auckland Intl

Best airlines flying from Auckland to Cairns

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AirlineRatingFree cancellationPrice
JetstarPriceFrom $572Free cancellationRating
7.0
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Air New ZealandPriceFrom $758Free cancellationRating
8.4
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Qantas AirwaysPriceFrom $837Free cancellationRating
7.0
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  • Air New Zealand Flights From Auckland to Cairns

    Air New Zealand flight deals from Auckland to Cairns start from $478 return. Over the 1 Air New Zealand flight for this route in a normal week, average airfare is usually $614 return - but some users have found much cheaper deals with momondo.


Air New Zealand flights from Auckland to Cairns

Our best Air New Zealand deals on Auckland to Cairns flight tickets
Air New Zealand
23 Aug
AKL03:15Auckland Intl
5h 50m
CNS09:05Cairns
25 Sep
CNS07:15Cairns
4h 25m
AKL11:40Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
23 Aug
AKL03:15Auckland Intl
5h 50m
CNS09:05Cairns
6 Sep
CNS08:15Cairns
4h 25m
AKL12:40Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
23 Aug
AKL03:15Auckland Intl
5h 50m
CNS09:05Cairns
25 Sep
CNS02:00Cairns
8h 30m
1 stop
AKL10:30Auckland Intl

Jetstar flights from Auckland to Cairns

Our best Jetstar deals on Auckland to Cairns flight tickets
Jetstar
9 Nov
AKL01:20Auckland Intl
14h 00m
1 stop
CNS15:20Cairns
15 Nov
CNS05:00Cairns
10h 30m
1 stop
AKL15:30Auckland Intl
Jetstar
9 Nov
AKL01:20Auckland Intl
14h 00m
1 stop
CNS15:20Cairns
15 Nov
CNS05:00Cairns
11h 50m
2 stops
AKL16:50Auckland Intl
Jetstar
13 Sep
AKL02:15Auckland Intl
10h 05m
1 stop
CNS12:20Cairns
16 Sep
CNS03:30Cairns
15h 15m
1 stop
AKL18:45Auckland Intl

  • Are airlines flying from Auckland Intl to Cairns offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Some of our partner airlines flying from Auckland Intl to Cairns are adapting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, and Jetstar. You can search for the full list of airlines such as Qantas Airways that are offering this flexibility.

  • How far is Auckland Intl to Cairns by plane?

    There are 3601.7 km between Auckland Intl and Cairns. A reasonable flight in good conditions will take 5h 50m.



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