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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To Cairns?

One-way flights were as low as AU$91 and round trip flights were AU$190 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.


Great Places to Fly From

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
BNE Cairns 17 Oct. - 20 Oct. AU$190
OOL Cairns 6 Nov. - 13 Nov. AU$223
SYD Cairns 16 Oct. - 19 Oct. AU$279
MEL Cairns 6 Nov. - 9 Nov. AU$308
ADL Cairns 16 Nov. - 19 Nov. AU$332
PER Cairns 19 Oct. - 22 Oct. AU$631
AKL Cairns 1 Dec. - 31 Dec. AU$7,787
*Prices include taxes and fees
Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
BNE Cairns 4 Oct. - 11 Oct. AU$385
SYD Cairns 4 Oct. - 11 Oct. AU$466
MEL Cairns 4 Oct. - 11 Oct. AU$712
PER Cairns 4 Oct. - 21 Nov. AU$728
ADL Cairns 4 Oct. - 7 Oct. AU$746
OOL Cairns 4 Oct. - 11 Oct. AU$782
*Prices include taxes and fees

Flight Info

Destination Airport Cairns Intl.
Destination City Name Cairns
Flight Price AU$190

Flights To Cairns

Once you’ve decided where to go on your next holiday, the fun part begins! Wotif makes it easy (and yes, even fun!) to compare flights to Cairns, so you can get the best deals and save that dough for exploring your new favourite place. Speaking of exploring, it’s time to start planning your itinerary. Whether you love off-the-beaten-path neighbourhoods or busy shopping and dining districts, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Hit up top-rated restaurants and hidden local haunts, snap some photos of historic landmarks and make a few friends along the way—starting with your aisle mate on the plane.

No matter where you call home, we’ve got Cairns flights that will get you from point A to point B in style and comfort. Ready to start packing? It’s OK to be “that passenger” in your matching tracksuit and eye mask, snoozing right up until the final descent. After all, nothing says “holiday” more than a good nap! If you don’t want to surrender a second of your trip to sleep, grab a cup of coffee and chat with fellow travellers or plug in to a flick that takes place in your destination city—it’s like cultural anthropology. For science!

OK, traveller. Let’s do this. Sweet plans? Tick. Craving for adventure? You got it. Entertainment for the flight? Packed. Cheap flights to Cairns? Book them with Wotif for great deals on travel that fits your schedule and airlines that fit your price range. And last but not least, unforgettable holiday memories? They’re already in the works!

Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Cairns? Check out our Cairns travel guide!

How to book cheap flights

How to cancel a flight to Cairns due to COVID-19?

Cancellation policies vary across airlines, but many still travel to highly impacted areas. Dates may change frequently across Cairns as the situation unfolds, so it’s important for travellers to check in with their airline if they have an upcoming flight. Please visit the customer service portal to learn more about your flight policy surrounding COVID-19.

How to get cheap flights to Cairns?

Get cheap flights to Cairns from as low as AU$91 one way or AU$190 roundtrip right here with Wotif. Need somewhere to stay once you get there? Relax with our price promise. Find a lower price on a hotel or package online up to 24-hours prior to check in and we'll refund the difference.

Which airlines fly to Cairns?

Airlines serving to Cairns are Jetstar, Regional Express, Qantas Airways, Airnorth Regional. You can choose your preferred airline and also departure/arrival times that match your needs.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Monday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday too; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Guess what? Boring old Wednesday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights purchased on a Wednesday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Saturday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2019, our data shows October is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the December holiday period can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early during peak periods.

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 1-3 weeks prior to travel.

How can I save money on flights?

Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2019 saved close to 55% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on Wotif.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Which Airlines Fly To Cairns?

Jetstar, Regional Express, Qantas Airways, Airnorth Regional


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Hotels in Cairns

Pacific Hotel Cairns Get Rates
Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2020
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Pacific Hotel Cairns

Pacific Hotel Cairns

Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
Pacific Hotel Cairns
     
    4.2 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Enjoyed time in cairns. Had a very comfortable stay.

    Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina AU$205
    Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2020
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    Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

    Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

    Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
    Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
       
      4.3 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Easy check in, offered an upgraded room and access to the Marina Club. Offered late check out

      Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$130
      Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020
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      Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

      Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

      209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
      Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
         
        4.0 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The staff are friendly and efficient. The rooms are very clean. I recommend the pork ribs and apple pie from room service.

        Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove AU$238
        Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2020
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        Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove

        Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove

        123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD
        Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove
           
          4.6 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Beautiful place , staff are so friendly. Pools are so relaxing

          Hotels With Airport Transportation

          Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort AU$89
          Reviewed on 13 Feb. 2019
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          Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

          Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

          57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD
          Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
             
            4.1 of 5
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            I didnt realise the party reputation of the hotel ans was a bit put off by the 'jelly wrestling' being shown the day i arrived, but i only had 1 night here and was fairly jetlagged so chose to just crash. The beds were comfy, the hotel style room was spacious, and i wasnt aware of any noise ...

            Njoy! Travellers Resort - Hostel Get Rates
            Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2018
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            Njoy! Travellers Resort - Hostel

            Njoy! Travellers Resort - Hostel

            141 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD
            Njoy! Travellers Resort - Hostel
               
              3.8 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              The hostel is really nice. They have a free bus to the esplanade and free breakfast.

              Comfort Inn Cairns City AU$85
              Reviewed on 22 Apr. 2020
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              Comfort Inn Cairns City

              Comfort Inn Cairns City

              183-185 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
              Comfort Inn Cairns City
                 
                3.9 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Clean and central to city. Will be great place to stay after pandemic is over and restaurant facilities are open again.

                DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns Get Rates
                Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020
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                DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

                DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

                121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
                DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Food was only ok breakfast was ordinary bacon always dry and i stayed for 6 nights and it was always the same

                  Low Priced Cairns Hotels

                  Hides Hotel Cairns AU$85
                  Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2020
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                  Hides Hotel Cairns

                  Hides Hotel Cairns

                  87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
                  Hides Hotel Cairns
                     
                    3.9 of 5
                    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                    Great location, lovely staff. Just a lack of secure parking, plenty of parking in street.

                    Comfort Inn Cairns City AU$85
                    Reviewed on 22 Apr. 2020
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                    Comfort Inn Cairns City

                    Comfort Inn Cairns City

                    183-185 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
                    Comfort Inn Cairns City
                       
                      3.9 of 5
                      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                      Clean and central to city. Will be great place to stay after pandemic is over and restaurant facilities are open again.

                      Cairns City Motel AU$75
                      Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020
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                      Cairns City Motel

                      Cairns City Motel

                      169 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
                      Cairns City Motel
                         
                        3.2 of 5
                        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                        Walking to City Don't like the car park in the motel But its all good thanks

                        Caravella Backpackers AU$49
                        Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2020
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                        Caravella Backpackers

                        Caravella Backpackers

                        149 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
                        Caravella Backpackers
                           
                          4.1 of 5
                          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                          The people living there were all degenerates, bums, losers etc. If you are a winner don’t go there. Don’t do it to yourself.

                          Our Top Cairns Apartment Hotels

                          Cascade Gardens AU$173
                          Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2020
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                          Cascade Gardens

                          Cascade Gardens

                          175 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
                          Cascade Gardens
                             
                            4.4 of 5
                            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                            Close to cbd and esplanade the kitchen was well set up and functional the balcony was very small and overlooked carpark and other other buildings the bed was very comfortable

                            Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns AU$165
                            Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2020
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                            Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns

                            Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns

                            62 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
                            Il Palazzo Holiday Apartments Cairns
                               
                              4.5 of 5
                              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                              Nice rooms, peaceful stay. Clean and comfortable.

                              Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments AU$135
                              Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020
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                              Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments

                              Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments

                              71 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
                              Inn Cairns Boutique Apartments
                                 
                                4.3 of 5
                                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                Ticked all the boxes for us! We were happy to book our next stay later this month before we’d even checked out from this stay.

                                Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments Get Rates
                                Reviewed on 6 May 2019
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                                Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments

                                Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments

                                27-29 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD
                                Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments
                                   
                                  4.9 of 5
                                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                  3 bathrooms in a 3 bedroom apartment was good Good location for our bridge competition

                                  Family Friendly Hotels in Cairns

                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel AU$120
                                  Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2020
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                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel

                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel

                                  145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel
                                     
                                    4.1 of 5
                                    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                    Staff were friendly, the room was clean and quiet.

                                    Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort AU$161
                                    Reviewed on 9 Sep. 2020
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                                    Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

                                    Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

                                    122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
                                    Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
                                       
                                      4.5 of 5
                                      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                      Hotel was great however at first I was put in a room near the elevator , very noisy. You can also hear all the door of the rooms slamming so the rooms aren’t sound proofed well. Staff happily moved me though the next day to a very quiet room

                                      Vision Apartments Get Rates
                                      Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020
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                                      Vision Apartments

                                      Vision Apartments

                                      125-129 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
                                      Vision Apartments
                                         
                                        4.6 of 5
                                        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                        Our 3 bedroom apartment was very spacious, everything was spotless, daily housekeeping was nice, and the showers were amazing!!!!!

                                        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns Get Rates
                                        Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020
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                                        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

                                        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

                                        121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
                                        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
                                           
                                          4.1 of 5
                                          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                          Food was only ok breakfast was ordinary bacon always dry and i stayed for 6 nights and it was always the same


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                                          *Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.