Cheap flights to Cairns 2019

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

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.

See our latest deals on flights to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland

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Up to 30% off Australia-wide flights

Valid for travel between October - December 2019 and January - June 2020. Sample fare is Ballina Byron-Sydney.

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Up to 10% off worldwide flights with code

Valid for travel until December 2019. Get 5% discount on elevate fares and 10% discount on freedom, premium economy and business fares. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off business flights in Australia with code

Valid for travel on select dates with Business Saver and business fares. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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Las Vegas flights from $968 return

Valid for travel on select dates between October 2019 - March 2020. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Virgin Australia.

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Australia-wide flights from $46 each way

Valid for travel on select dates between November - December 2019. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Destinations include Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and more.

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Australia flights for ski holidays from $155 each way

Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Sydney-Canberra with Virgin Australia. Other nearby ski resorts include Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains, Perisher and Selwyn Snowfields.

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Australia flights from $67 each way

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019 with Virgin Australia, Tigerair and more. Sample fare is Brisbane-Sydney with Jetstar. Other destinations include Newcastle, Cairns, Melbourne, Townsville, Darwin, Prosperine, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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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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