Cheap flights to Cairns 2020

From the latest deals to essential arrival info, here's what you need to know about flying to Cairns.

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Cairns and remote areas of Tropical North Queensland are some of Australia's most unique and untouched destinations. When planning a trip to the north of Australia, transport considerations are key to a pleasant stay. Find out all you need to know including airline and flight information, flight deals and your transport options to navigate your way around this incredible part of Australia.

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Available on select dates until September 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Auckland with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Newcastle, Cairns, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and more.

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Available on select dates until September 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast with Jetstar. Other flights depart from Newcastle, Cairns, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and more.

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Available on select dates from March - May 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Los Angeles with Virgin Australia. Other flights depart from Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.

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Available on select dates until December 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Brisbane with Tigerair. Other flights depart from Newcastle, Cairns, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Mackay and more.

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Available for travel from February - August 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Los Angeles with Virgin Australia. Other flight departs from Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast and Cairns.

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Available on select dates until 27 August 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast. Destinations include Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Broome and more.

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Available on select dates until 31 October 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-Los Angeles. Destinations include Las Vegas, and New York.

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Tokyo flights from $568 return

Available for travel from February - August 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Narita with Philippine Airlines. Other flight departs from Brisbane, Sydney, Cairns and Perth.

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Available for travel from February - August 2020. Sample fare is Sydney-New York with Virgin Australia. Other flight departs from Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide.

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How much are flights to Cairns?

Here's what's considered to be a good deal compared to the average cost of a domestic flight to Cairns.

Flights to Cairns from Sydney

Flights to Cairns from Melbourne

Flights to Cairns from Brisbane

Flights to Cairns from Perth

Cairns flight time

  • From Sydney: Approximately 2 hrs 55 mins + when flying direct to Cairns Airport
  • From Melbourne: Approximately 3 hrs 20 mins + when flying direct to Cairns Airport
  • From Brisbane: Approximately 2 hrs 10 mins + when flying direct to Cairns Airport
  • From Perth: Approximately 5 hrs 10 mins + when flying direct to Cairns Airport

Airlines that fly to Cairns

  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Tigerair
  • Virgin Australia


Cairns insider flight tips

  • Cairns Airport is an international airport and the largest airport in the region. Cooktown Karumba, Normanton and Burketown offer regional flights to and from Cairns and other regional destinations.


How to get around Cairns from the airport

Car hire desks can be found at the arrivals hall and taxis are available from the designated taxi ranks just outside Cairns Airport. Viator, City Discovery and Jayride offer personalised and private airport shuttle services and transfers from Cairns airport to your resort, hotel or holiday apartment. Alternatively, Uber is available from Cairns Airport and costs $10–$15 to Cairns city centre.


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