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About Flights to Cairns

Summary info about Cairns flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$317

Best Return Price

$665

Fastest flight time

8h 10m

Operated By

5 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Cairns from New Zealand in the last 72 hours is $317 (Auckland Intl to Cairns).
The best return flight price to Cairns from New Zealand in the last 72 hours is $665 (Auckland Intl to Cairns).
The fastest flight to Cairns from New Zealand takes 8h 10m (Queenstown Intl to Cairns).
There are 5 airlines operating flights to Cairns, including Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand and Jetstar.

Cheapest flights to Cairns airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Cairns airports from your nearest city or airport
Auckland
Cairns

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Auckland TO Cairns

Auckland (AKL) to Cairns (CNS)

Typically, flights to Cairns from Auckland are cheaper when flying from Auckland Intl to Cairns, which has an average price of $721

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM AUCKLANDMay12% cheaperFlying from Auckland to Cairns costs on average just $631 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM AUCKLANDDecember26% more expensiveIt costs about $906 for flights to Cairns from Auckland in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM AUCKLANDDecember277% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Cairns from Auckland in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Cairns?

In general, May is the cheapest month to fly from New Zealand to Cairns. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $631. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of May, then book flights to Cairns from New Zealand during June instead. Flights to Cairns in June, while not as cheap as those in May, still average around $642.

Most flyers found that booking tickets 28 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Cairns. During this timeframe, flight prices are around $721. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Cairns at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as $665 in the past 72 hours.

The cheapest day to depart from New Zealand to Cairns is on a Saturday when prices can be found for as low as $833. When flying out on a Friday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from New Zealand to Cairns for around $957.

Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Cairns is in the evening. Flights from New Zealand to Cairns during this time can be as low as $831. Flights at midday are often more expensive, with an average ticket price of $1,165.

Those flying to Cairns could potentially find better pricing at Bloomfield Airport (126 km from Cairns city centre), depending on the month and departure airport.



Cairns flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in New Zealand to Cairns found recently by users on momondo
Jetstar
21 Aug
AKL02:15Auckland Intl
14h 30m
1 stop
CNS16:45Cairns
26 Aug
CNS08:00Cairns
10h 45m
1 stop
AKL18:45Auckland Intl
Jetstar
11 Aug
AKL02:15Auckland Intl
14h 30m
1 stop
CNS16:45Cairns
17 Aug
CNS03:30Cairns
15h 15m
1 stop
AKL18:45Auckland Intl
Jetstar
11 Aug
AKL02:15Auckland Intl
14h 30m
1 stop
CNS16:45Cairns
16 Aug
CNS06:10Cairns
33h 55m
2 stops
AKL16:05Auckland Intl
Jetstar
21 Aug
AKL02:15Auckland Intl
9h 50m
1 stop
CNS12:05Cairns
28 Aug
CNS08:00Cairns
10h 45m
1 stop
AKL18:45Auckland Intl
Jetstar
23 Aug
AKL02:15Auckland Intl
9h 50m
1 stop
CNS12:05Cairns
28 Aug
CNS08:00Cairns
10h 45m
1 stop
AKL18:45Auckland Intl
Jetstar
2 Aug
AKL02:15Auckland Intl
29h 00m
1 stop
CNS07:15Cairns
16 Aug
CNS02:20Cairns
40h 25m
2 stops
AKL18:45Auckland Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Cairns

If you're looking for one-way flights from New Zealand to Cairns, view some of our deals below provided by Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Qantas Airways
Jetstar
17 Nov
AKL01:10Auckland Intl
10h 40m
1 stop
CNS11:50Cairns
Jetstar
18 Oct
AKL02:15Auckland Intl
13h 30m
1 stop
CNS15:45Cairns
Jetstar
17 Nov
AKL11:15Auckland Intl
20h 10m
1 stop
CNS07:25Cairns

Which airlines fly to Cairns?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Cairns

Which airlines fly to Cairns?

Qantas Airways is the airline most momondo users in New Zealand opt for when booking flights to Cairns. Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Jetstar are also popular choices when flying to Cairns from New Zealand. Most major airlines flying from New Zealand to Cairns will offer flights on a regular basis, though your options may vary depending on what airport you fly from.

Air New Zealand Flights to Cairns

Air New Zealand is a popular choice for users travelling to Cairns. It operates 27 flights every week to Cairns, most often flying from Townsville. Air New Zealand ticket prices will depend on when and where you need to fly from - deals as low as $667 (from Auckland Intl) have been found by momondo users. In 17 reviews, momondo users have rated Air New Zealand at an average score of 8.4/10.

Virgin Australia Flights to Cairns

Virgin Australia flights to Cairns can start from as low as $526 (return, from Christchurch, found in the last 72 hours). Over 27 flights that Virgin Australia operates to Cairns in a normal week, prices can vary significantly. The most popular Virgin Australia flight to Cairns is from Brisbane. Virgin Australia has been rated 7.8/10 by momondo users, in 19 reviews.


Popular routes to Cairns

Most frequently searched flights to Cairns along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Auckland to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time5h 50m
Cheapest price$665
Wellington to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time9h 35m
Cheapest price$814
Queenstown to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time11h 35m
Cheapest price$732
Christchurch to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time13h 40m
Cheapest price$893

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