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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To Cairns?

The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were $156 and $87 for one-way flights to Cairns for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
BNE Cairns Nov 7 - Nov 28 $156
OOL Cairns Oct 30 - Nov 3 $194
SYD Cairns Nov 7 - Nov 10 $202
ADL Cairns Oct 27 - Nov 6 $272
MEL Cairns Dec 19 - Dec 25 $290
NRT Cairns Dec 28 - Jan 4 $1,979
*Prices include taxes and fees
Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
BNE Cairns Sep 26 - Oct 2 $293
OOL Cairns Sep 26 - Oct 2 $294
ADL Cairns Sep 26 - Oct 3 $559
*Prices include taxes and fees

Flight Review

Aug 1, 2019

Little disappointed with the draconian carry-on weighing small backpack carrying two laptops and wanted me to pay extra. total weight was 8 kg less than a kg over.

Dec 9, 2018

I can’t tell you how satisfied I am with Quantas. I wish we had such excellent service in the US. Thank you. Please give Jamie a raise- she’s awesome!

Oct 12, 2018

Kylee at the counter helped us give my cousins baggage that American Airlines hadn’t deliver to our hotel. The bag had been there since day prior and they had made no effort. Kylee was great.

Oct 2, 2018

Was great to have been acknowledged when boarding was happening

Sep 18, 2018

Not enough leg room.

Jul 7, 2018

Delayed! Tight seats!

Mar 25, 2018

We were transitioning from International to domestic and was really nice to see that we could just recheck our bags and conveniently get on shuttle.

Feb 25, 2018

Using Virgin Australia was very satisfying and an excellent experience. The staff was great and very friendly, in addition to being very professional.

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Cairns Flight Information

Traveling toCairns
Lowest Price$156
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines ServingJetstar with Bag, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Air Niugini, Solomon Airlines, Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand, Qatar Airways
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Airlines with Direct Flights

FAQs about Cairns Flights

Which airlines fly to Cairns?

Getting ready to roam the world? Hoping to kick off your amazing adventure in Cairns? A few of the 20 air carriers that fly here include:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
What airport is best to fly into Cairns?

There's no risk of your cab driver going to the wrong airport in Cairns, as there's only one operating in the city. Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) is about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the hustle and bustle downtown.

Where to stay in Cairns

Every magnificent journey starts with a single step — as well as a comfortable place to rest your head! Sort out your Cairns accommodations through Travelocity and you'll have 149 options to pick from.

Plush rooms, silky soft sheets and sophisticated service are what you'll find during your stay at the BreakFree Royal Harbour or the Il Palazzo Boutique Apartment Hotel. That said, you don't plan a trip away to stay in your room all week. If you've been looking for a cheaper option, consider the Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort or the Global Backpackers on the Waterfront.

Places to visit in Cairns

Get a feel for the culture of this lively metropolis by spending time at sights like Esplanade Lagoon and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park.

Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to spend a sunny day picnicking with your loved ones, playing some ball games and checking out the plants and wildlife scattered around the gardens. Need some more options? See the beautiful artworks that await at Cairns Regional Gallery. And there's more. From extraordinary commanders to memorable moments in time, Cairns Historical Society Museum houses exhibits that are worth seeing.

How to get through airport security fast when traveling to Cairns

Your trip to Cairns kicks off as soon as you've finished all the security checks. We've put together a list of helpful tips and hints to ensure you get through quickly:

  • Make sure your passport and boarding pass are not hard to access. You will be instructed to show them straightaway.
  • You'll need to put your music on pause for a short while. Earphones and headphones need to be taken off and put in a tray to be X-rayed. The same applies to items such as coins and keys.
  • All laptops must be removed from their protective carry bags and placed in a tub before X-raying.
  • Traveling with a favorite perfume or cologne? As long as it's no greater than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it's stored in a clear resealable plastic bag, you can keep it in your carry-on luggage.
  • Safety boots and other cumbersome shoes are often X-rayed by security personnel. Think about wearing simple sneakers instead.
  • Some countries have stringent quarantine laws. Consider where you're going to and whether or not you're allowed to fly with fresh fruit and meat.

Plane Tickets To Cairns

Although you may try and resist the urge, you know that when the travel bug comes, there is only one way to get rid of it. Thankfully, Travelocity is here to help nip that travel bug in the bud with great deals on flights to Cairns. Browse through our inventory to explore a wide range of cheap flights to Cairns to solidify your next big trip out of town. Whether you are heading out on a business trip, exploring a place you have never been for pleasure or are bringing the family on the annual vacation, we have the perfect getaway waiting for you. In no time, you will be day dreaming of your plane landing in Cairns as you anxiously await to exit the plane and explore what Cairns has to offer. Considering all the amazing local food and culture in Cairns, we won't hold this against you.

When you are ready to embark on your next big adventure, Travelocity will be right here waiting to open the doors to the garden so that you can go and smell the roses. When you decide to book and travel is entirely up to you, but don't wait too long because we have some of the best deals on the web and they won't last long. Take time to go through our huge selection of cheap flights to Cairns to find the best deals that fit into your budget. If browsing on your phone while your boss isn't looking is more your thing (we promise we won't tell), consider checking out Travelocity's mobile app which allows you to take advantage of all our flights to Cairns without having to compromise your work computer's search history. If you are looking to save even more, you can easily save up to $537 when you bundle one of our cheap flights to Cairns with one of our hotels. So why are you waiting around? There is no better time than now to start booking that next trip. Start your search now to book one of our flights to Cairns today!

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.