S$146 Cheap Flights to Cairns

Cheap round-trip flights to Cairns

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Cheap flights to Cairns (CNS)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Cairns on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or using the search bar to enter your travel dates, origin airport and whether you want a return or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to Cairns.

Return prices range from S$278 - S$910 and one-ways Cairns start as low as S$146.

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.


Airlines that fly to Cairns (CNS)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Cairns. There are 10 airlines flying into CNS: Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Jetstar. 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check in a bag or bring hand baggage, it's worth checking whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked in/hand baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programmes may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel on one online platform.


Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at optimal times. Airfare to Cairns (CNS) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for return trips to CNS in July and in August for one-ways.


Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24 hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my flight to Cairns?
For more information about updating your flight to Cairns or cancelling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Cairns that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Cairns, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Cairns now?
To find out the latest facts about flights in to Cairns, check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Here, you’ll learn about any current travel restrictions and if quarantine is required when you arrive.
What is the name of Cairns' airport?
Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) is the only airport serving Cairns.
How far is CNS from central Cairns?
Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) is within close reach of the city centre. It’s just 5 kilometres from downtown Cairns.
What airport is best to fly into Cairns?
With one major airport operating in Cairns, it won’t take very long to get your hands on the best flight. You’ll be jetting off to Cairns Airport, which sits around 5 kilometres from the centre of town.
How many airlines fly to Cairns?
Cairns is serviced by 11 airlines from 28 worldwide airports.
Which airlines fly to Cairns?
In general, travellers fly with Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar when heading to Cairns. The majority of these flights originate in Brisbane, with Virgin Australia operating this route the most frequently.
How many nonstop flights are there to Cairns?
With around 386 direct flights every week, you’ll be touching down in Cairns before you can say, “Are we there yet?”
Where are the most popular flights to Cairns departing from?
A large number of flights to Cairns leave from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne airports.
How long is the flight to Cairns Airport?
If you’re going to Cairns from Brisbane, you’ll have a flight time of 2 hours and 21 minutes. Those setting off from Sydney can expect to be travelling for 3 hours and 1 minute. From Melbourne it’s roughly 3 hours and 20 minutes away.
How to book the cheapest flight to Cairns?
If you want to save some cash on your trip to Cairns, then listen up! As any experienced jet-setter will tell you, don’t leave booking until the last minute. Prices are usually highest just prior to the departure date. Also, do some online research and compare your options. If your destination has several airports, you may be able to score an excellent deal by flying into a less busy terminal. Finally, another easy way to save a few dollars is be ready to book at a moment’s notice. If you see a good bargain, don’t hesitate — grab it while the opportunity’s there.
How to survive the flight to Cairns?
If you’re not prepared, airports and flying can be testing. But there’s no need to worry. Follow these useful tips and enjoy a comfortable start to your holiday in Cairns.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • A plane trip can be a pleasure if you carry the right stuff. Firstly, you’ll want a few basic toiletry items, such as deodorant, toothpaste and a toothbrush, a clean pair of socks and a good read. Secondly, find room in your bag for your laptop, a charger, any medications and perhaps a neck pillow too. Lastly, and most importantly, don’t forget to bring your passport, travel papers and some cash.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Squeeze all your full-sized bottles of hair gel and hairspray in your checked baggage. Any liquids or gels in your carry-on bag larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) will be confiscated by authorities. Pointed or sharp objects, like your treasured Swiss Army knife, and dangerous products which are explosive or flammable, such as aerosols and gasoline, are also banned.

What to wear on a flight:

  • The aisles of your airplane are not the best place for a fashion parade. Layer yourself up with comfortable clothes and bring a sweater as it can get quite cool inside the cabin. Slightly roomy, flat shoes are also a sensible choice.
  • The condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a potential risk on long-haul flights. It’s the result of blood clotting due to inactivity and poor circulation. Doing foot and leg exercises in your seat helps to prevent this from occurring. Wearing a good pair of compression socks is also a wise idea.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Cairns?
The answer is simple — be organised. We’ve pulled together some tips and tricks for a stress-free trip through airport security. Watch out Cairns, here you come:

  • Your boarding pass and passport will need to be inspected by airport security personnel. Keep them someplace accessible to avoid fumbling around for them.
  • Next up, both you and your carry-on luggage must be X-rayed. To make the process quick and painless, take off anything that might set the alarms off. Items like your belt, jacket and earphones will be required to go through the machine.
  • Your electronic gadgets like phones and laptops will also have to go on a tray for inspection. Don’t worry though, you’ll be back online in no time.
  • Remove gels and liquids from your carry-on luggage. They usually need to be sent through the X-ray separately. Each product should be no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and everything must fit in a single quart-size (one litre), clear zip-lock bag.
  • Choosing your footwear wisely can save you several valuable minutes. Boots and heavy shoes are often required to be removed and X-rayed separately. Lightweight sneakers usually aren’t.
  • Take all prohibited items out of your carry-on bag. If you have any sharp objects like a pocket knife or tools, pack them safely away in your checked suitcase. They won’t be allowed in the cabin.

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