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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

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Domestic flights from $89

Valid for travel between 24 July 2019 - 6 May 2020. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Up to 15% off fares with code

Valid on select Virgin Australia flights. Get extra 7% off on getaway, elevate and freedom and extra 15% off business fares within Australia and to Hong Kong, New Zealand and Fiji.

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Skyscanner Skyscanner

Japan flights from $302 each way

Valid for travel from June - September 2019. Destinations include Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, Okinawa and more. Sample fare is Cairns-Osaka with Jetstar.

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Etihad Airways Australia Etihad Airways Australia

Europe flights from $1,889 return

Valid for travel until 31 December 2019 including Christmas holidays. Sample fare is Melbourne-Belgrade.

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How much are flights to Cairns?

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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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