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C$ 1,714 Find cheap flights to Cairns

This is the cheapest round-trip flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Cairns departing on 7/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals to Cairns

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to Cairns that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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6:45 p.m. - 9:55 p.m.YVR-CNS
34h 10m2 stops
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.CNS-YVR
42h 00m2 stops
C$ 1,714
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Sat, 7 Sep - Sun, 15 Sep
10:45 a.m. - 4:25 a.m.YVR-CNS
24h 40m1 stop
6:55 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.CNS-YVR
54h 05m2 stops
C$ 1,769
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Sat, 7 Sep - Sun, 15 Sep
10:45 a.m. - 4:25 a.m.YVR-CNS
24h 40m1 stop
6:35 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.CNS-YVR
42h 20m2 stops
C$ 1,886
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Tue, 6 Aug - Sat, 31 Aug
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.YVR-CNS
44h 15m2 stops
6:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.CNS-YVR
62h 50m2 stops
C$ 1,960Qantas Airways
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Fri, 6 Sep - Sat, 5 Oct
7:55 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.YVR-CNS
36h 10m2 stops
6:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.CNS-YVR
62h 50m2 stops
C$ 2,028Qantas Airways
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Wed, 21 Aug - Sat, 5 Oct
11:15 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.YVR-CNS
47h 40m2 stops
6:00 a.m. - 6:55 a.m.CNS-YVR
41h 55m2 stops
C$ 2,513Air Canada
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Tue, 6 Aug - Sat, 31 Aug
6:15 p.m. - 11:10 a.m.YUL-CNS
26h 55m2 stops
6:00 a.m. - 4:58 p.m.CNS-YUL
24h 58m2 stops
C$ 2,627United Airlines
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Sun, 1 Sep - Thu, 31 Oct
6:00 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.YUL-CNS
43h 55m3 stops
6:00 a.m. - 6:54 a.m.CNS-YUL
38h 54m2 stops
C$ 4,006Air Canada
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Sun, 1 Sep - Thu, 31 Oct
5:55 p.m. - 11:10 a.m.YYZ-CNS
27h 15m2 stops
6:00 a.m. - 12:27 a.m.CNS-YYZ
32h 27m2 stops
C$ 9,967United Airlines
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Sun, 8 Sep - Wed, 18 Sep
7:55 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.YVR-CNS
30h 55m2 stops
8:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.CNS-YVR
58h 00m2 stops
C$ 10,388Air New Zealand
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Sat, 26 Oct - Fri, 8 Nov

Flights to Cairns - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Cairns to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Cairns?

The average price of all flights to Cairns clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Cairns is Monday where tickets can be as cheap as C$ 1,907. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Tuesday, where prices are C$ 2,862 on average.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Cairns?

The average price for all flights to Cairns depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Cairns is generally at night, when flights cost C$ 2,676 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Cairns is generally in the evening, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is C$ 2,682.

How long is the flight to Cairns?

The duration of your flight to Cairns depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Cairns on KAYAK are from Vancouver, which takes 25h 45m, Toronto, which takes 32h 45m, and Montreal, which takes 34h 20m.

Good to know

Low season

May

High season

September

Cheapest flight

C$ 1,714
Best time to beat the crowds (2% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 6% lower on average.
Flight from Vancouver to Cairns

When to book flights to Cairns

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to Cairns based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated round-trip price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or round-trips with a duration up to 40 days. The information is for flights to Cairns based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking Cairns flights

  • How far is Cairns Airport from central Cairns?

    The distance between Cairns Airport and downtown Cairns is 4 km.

  • What is the name of Cairns’s airport?

    When flying to Cairns, you'll arrive at Cairns Airport (CNS). The airport is also known as Cairns or Cairns Intl.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Cairns?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Cairns.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Cairns?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cairns is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Cairns?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Cairns with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Cairns?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Cairns up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

  • Which airline offers the most flights to Cairns?

    Of the 8 airlines that fly to Cairns, Qantas Airways offers the most flights, with around 149 per week, followed by Jetstar with 115 flights per week.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Cairns

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Find which airlines fly direct to Cairns, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Nonstop departures

Canada to Cairns

Monday

ANA,Air Canada,Air China, +28 more

ANA,Air Canada, +29 more

Tuesday

ANA,Air Canada,Air China, +24 more

ANA,Air Canada, +25 more

Wednesday

ANA,Air Canada,Air France, +27 more

ANA,Air Canada, +28 more

Thursday

ANA,Air Canada,Air China, +25 more

ANA,Air Canada, +26 more

Friday

ANA,Air Canada,Air France, +27 more

ANA,Air Canada, +28 more

Saturday

ANA,Air Canada,Air China, +23 more

ANA,Air Canada, +24 more

Sunday

ANA,Air Canada,Air France, +27 more

ANA,Air Canada, +28 more

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Nonstop returns

Cairns to Canada

Monday

ANA,Air Canada,Air China, +28 more

ANA,Air Canada, +29 more

Tuesday

ANA,Air Canada,Air China, +24 more

ANA,Air Canada, +25 more

Wednesday

ANA,Air Canada,Air France, +27 more

ANA,Air Canada, +28 more

Thursday

ANA,Air Canada,Air China, +25 more

ANA,Air Canada, +26 more

Friday

ANA,Air Canada,Air France, +27 more

ANA,Air Canada, +28 more

Saturday

ANA,Air Canada,Air China, +23 more

ANA,Air Canada, +24 more

Sunday

ANA,Air Canada,Air France, +27 more

ANA,Air Canada, +28 more

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Top 3 airlines flying to Cairns

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Cairns. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from Canada to Cairns. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to Cairns? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.2
Air New ZealandOverall score based on 565 reviews
8.7Crew
7.8Entertainment
8.4Boarding
8.2Comfort
7.6Food
Airline reviews

Gate agent was fantastic in Auckland. They wanted to charge me for my two bags even though I was gold member with United in Tonga. So I had to pay for an upgrade. The meals on both flights had no vegetarian option. The only one item the salad was not tasty at all. Good thing I had brought my own snacks. The bread was white roll which is so not healthy. I think New Zealand air can definitely improve their food offering.

6.0 GoodSteve, Jul. 2024TBU - AKL
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Gate agent was fantastic in Auckland. They wanted to charge me for my two bags even though I was gold member with United in Tonga. So I had to pay for an upgrade. The meals on both flights had no vegetarian option. The only one item the salad was not tasty at all. Good thing I had brought my own snacks. The bread was white roll which is so not healthy. I think New Zealand air can definitely improve their food offering.

The entire process was excellent! The economy sits are a bit snug so I'll have to be sure to purchase premier or business class next time but, other than that, food, service, attendants were exceptional. Gate agents and ticket agents too!

Can you please process refund. Mum died and dad went to Pakistan to bury her after cancelling flight.

All was good, the only thing was it didn't run on time.

The staff and crew on board were excellent. Business class however, was very weird. I thought we would have individual pods, but the way it was set up was unexpected. Not very private and If you wanted to lay down, you had to have an entire bed made up for you by the crew, rather than how Delta one works where you could just lie down whenever you feel like it. It was a 16 hour flight. I chose not to have my bed made, and that turned out to be a good idea because everybody who had their bed made had to wait for the crew to roll up their mattresses. So strange!

Food was not good. We asked for Muslim food and it was weird tasteless type of boiled veges.

Crew were pleasant, happy to be there and were a joy to be around. Entire operation was professional, well thought out and ran like a Swiss clock.

They announced food service but then never came around. We also couldn’t land so kept trying to get to runway and then had to come up and go around happened like 3 times and cause the child next to me to start throwing up

Good food and entertainment options. Great Staff that were all welcoming and caregiving.

The recline on the seat in front of me came back so that I was staring at the top of the man’s head in front of me the whole trip. He refused to bring his seat back up twice every time he was instructed to do so and only relented when he had a tray of good in front of him. And then right back in my lap!!! Horrible man!! I complained to the staff multiple times, but no one would address the issue. Otherwise, it would have been a perfect flight.

Plane a little late departing, but not an issue. The pilots humour when he said “I will try to make up some time…. I know a few short cuts to Adelaide” made the passengers chuckle. This is what makes Qantas “Australian”.

I have never had a problem with flying Qantas, so this flight was the same as any other.

After British Airways cancelled my London to Sydney and Virgin Australia refused to refund, there was no ways I would try Virgin Australia again, so it was Qantas - what a good flight experience. So much easier to get off an international flight and get a local flight without having to add extra amounts for baggage

The plane was delayed about 3 hours so anything else is immaterial

It was so hot on the plane mixed with being quite turbulent and a rough landing. We all felt very nauseous for hours afterwards. Crew were lovely though.

For a long haul, the flight was good. We left an hour late due to a seat in business class not working. But they made up time and we still got in on time or even early thanks to tailwinds. The crew was friendly. The meals were okay, nothing special.

No internet on international flights in this dsy and age is bad.

Good. BUT the Kayak app kept sending me wrong messages saying that there was a Gate change. That same thing is happening today.

The flight attendants went above and beyond to make a flight as comfortable as possible.

Our flight was delayed twice and after we boarded it was delayed again as they were searching for a passenger's small bag. We arrived in Hobart one hour later.

It was fine. Give us free headphones or allow Bluetooth or something, or an app to watch on your phone. Grow up

I have never been on an older or dirtier plane.

Unfortunately my flight experience was poor as my flight was delayed with multiple gate changes. I did not reach my destination until almost midnight. I'm hesitant to fly Air Canada in the future.

Late, almost 3 hours late. I have whiplash from how many times our ETA was changed.

It might have been closer to being on time. Maybe next time I could fly from London to Toronto?

First time with air Canada an we had to wait for our plane due to mechanical problems. I besides that it’s not much different than the other airlines. Maybe if I upgrade to premium economy it might be better. But I’d it worth the xtra money layout..? Like to hear that from other customers.

My flight from Montreal to Vancouver was fine, but on the flight from Vancouver to Seattle, the attendants forced me and my friend to check our small carry-on bags at the gate when others were able to carry on much larger bags. Then, when we arrived in Seattle, our bags didn't end up in baggage claim for over an hour and a half. The Air Canada baggage office was closed and locked, so eventually, after checking all the baggage claim carousels, we went to the Air Canada ticketing office...where they told us bags were just being dropped now. The almost-two-hour delay was absolutely unacceptable.

My luggage was lost and didn't arrive on my flight

On the final leg of my flight the male attendant was very difficult to understand while making announcements in both English and French. It’s good I already know the safety procedures as I couldn’t understand him at all. My seat mate agreed. When the women attendants spoke they were clear and spoke at a good rate making them very easy to understand. This is a safety issue.

Excellent. Wonderful agents from check-in through the end of my flight. I’ll definitely fly them again.

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Recent round-trip flight deals

 
These are the cheapest round-trip flights to Cairns found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
7/9Sat
2 stops
34h 10mYVR-CNS
15/9Sun
2 stops
42h 00mCNS-YVR
C$ 1,714
7/9Sat
1 stop
24h 40mYVR-CNS
15/9Sun
2 stops
54h 05mCNS-YVR
C$ 1,769
6/8Tue
1 stop
24h 40mYVR-CNS
31/8Sat
2 stops
42h 20mCNS-YVR
C$ 1,886
6/9Fri
2 stopsQantas Airways
44h 15mYVR-CNS
5/10Sat
2 stopsQantas Airways
62h 50mCNS-YVR
C$ 1,960
21/8Wed
2 stopsQantas Airways
36h 10mYVR-CNS
5/10Sat
2 stopsQantas Airways
62h 50mCNS-YVR
C$ 2,028
6/8Tue
2 stopsAir Canada
47h 40mYVR-CNS
31/8Sat
2 stopsAir Canada
41h 55mCNS-YVR
C$ 2,513
1/9Sun
2 stopsUnited Airlines
26h 55mYUL-CNS
31/10Thu
2 stopsUnited Airlines
24h 58mCNS-YUL
C$ 2,627
1/9Sun
3 stopsAir Canada
43h 55mYUL-CNS
31/10Thu
2 stopsAir Canada
38h 54mCNS-YUL
C$ 4,006
8/9Sun
2 stopsUnited Airlines
27h 15mYYZ-CNS
18/9Wed
2 stopsUnited Airlines
32h 27mCNS-YYZ
C$ 9,967
26/10Sat
2 stopsAir New Zealand
30h 55mYVR-CNS
8/11Fri
2 stopsAir New Zealand
58h 00mCNS-YVR
C$ 10,388

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One-way flight deals

multi-stopMultiple Airlines
23850 kmYYZ-CNS
multi-stopMultiple Airlines
18488 kmYVR-CNS

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Recent domestic flight deals

20/8Tue
directJetstar
2h 30mOOL-CNS
27/8Tue
directJetstar
2h 15mCNS-OOL
C$ 165
6/8Tue
directJetstar
2h 25mBNE-CNS
8/8Thu
directJetstar
2h 10mCNS-BNE
C$ 184
13/9Fri
directVirgin Australia
3h 25mMEL-CNS
15/9Sun
directVirgin Australia
3h 30mCNS-MEL
C$ 310
20/9Fri
multi-stopVirgin Australia
5h 25mSYD-CNS
23/9Mon
directVirgin Australia
2h 55mCNS-SYD
C$ 311
12/8Mon
direct
3h 05mSYD-CNS
22/8Thu
multi-stop
5h 20mCNS-SYD
C$ 317
13/8Tue
multi-stop
5h 10mSYD-CNS
21/8Wed
direct
2h 55mCNS-SYD
C$ 377
14/8Wed
multi-stopRex
5h 45mSYD-CNS
22/8Thu
multi-stopRex
5h 20mCNS-SYD
C$ 449
14/8Wed
multi-stopRex
8h 55mMEL-CNS
22/8Thu
multi-stopRex
8h 10mCNS-MEL
C$ 490
12/8Mon
multi-stopQantas Airways
5h 10mSYD-CNS
20/8Tue
directQantas Airways
2h 55mCNS-SYD
C$ 496
13/8Tue
multi-stopQantas Airways
5h 10mSYD-CNS
21/8Wed
directQantas Airways
3h 10mCNS-SYD
C$ 497

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Last minute flights to Cairns

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights to Cairns that are departing in the next 10 days.
20/7Sat
multi-stopQantas Airways
41h 00mYYZ-CNS
28/7Sun
multi-stopQantas Airways
54h 57mCNS-YYZ
C$ 2,360
20/7Sat
multi-stop
27h 25mYYZ-CNS
28/7Sun
multi-stop
31h 24mCNS-YYZ
C$ 3,101
20/7Sat
multi-stop
30h 30mYYZ-CNS
28/7Sun
multi-stop
38h 07mCNS-YYZ
C$ 3,491
20/7Sat
multi-stop
25h 00mYYZ-CNS
28/7Sun
multi-stop
24h 03mCNS-YYZ
C$ 3,977
19/7Fri
multi-stop
36h 45mYYZ-CNS
28/7Sun
multi-stop
63h 25mCNS-YYZ
C$ 4,925
19/7Fri
multi-stop
41h 00mYYZ-CNS
28/7Sun
multi-stop
58h 00mCNS-YYZ
C$ 5,037
20/7Sat
multi-stop
27h 10mYYZ-CNS
28/7Sun
multi-stop
41h 55mCNS-YYZ
C$ 14,963

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