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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To Cairns?

The cheapest flights to Cairns found within the past 7 days were AU$166. Prices quoted are per person, round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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!

Which Airlines Fly To Cairns?

Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Regional Express

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question : What is the cheapest price on a flight to Cairns?
    Answer : We offer plenty of options for cheap flights to Cairns starting as low as AU$166. With flight deals like that, you can afford step out more and see all Cairns has to offer. At Wotif, we're not interested in making you give up your life savings just to fly to Cairns. So we've really broken the mold here when it comes to the flight deals we've uncovered. Take advantage of our hard work and book yourself a cheap flight to Cairns with us!
  • Question : What are the most popular airlines that fly to Cairns?
    Answer :
    • Qantas flies 133 flights per week from Melbourne to Cairns.
    • V Australia Airlines flies 98 flights per week from Melbourne to Cairns.
    • Jetstar Airways flies 79 flights per week from Melbourne to Cairns.
    One last thing...Did you know the airlines that fly to Cairns most frequently could also have the lowest airfares? Right now, flights to Cairns are even as low as AU$166! Finding a flight to Cairns that fits your travel plans is easier than ever!
  • Question : Which hotels are located near airports or major attractions in Cairns?
    Answer : Looking for more Cairns hotels close to Great Barrier Reef? Check out these hotels near airports and popular attractions in Cairns.
    • Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort: This family-friendly Cairns hotel is located near the beach, steps from Jute Theatre, Center of Contemporary Arts, and Kick Contemporary Arts. Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). This hotel has a 4.50 star rating.
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns: Located in the heart of Cairns, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cairns Esplanade and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Center of Contemporary Arts and Jute Theatre are also within 5 minu This hotel has a 4.50 star rating.
    • Shangri-La Hotel- The Marina: With its location directly on Marlin Marina, above Pier Shopping Complex, and next to the Esplanade, this hotel is within 1 km of Cairns's city center, convention venue, and watercraft tour terminals. This hotel has a 5.00 star rating.
    • Pullman Cairns International: A one-block walk from the Esplanade and from the departure terminal for the Barrier Reef, the hotel is also less than five minutes' walk from Cairns' shopping, entertainment, and restaurant district. This hotel has a 5.00 star rating.
  • Question : What are the top attractions in Cairns?
    Answer : Cairns has over 34 points of interest for you to choose from. We suggest checking out Cairns Convention Centre and Palm Cove Beach first because they are the most popular attractions in Cairns. Don't forget about other highly recommended spots like Cairns Esplanade, Kuranda Koala Gardens, and Esplanade Lagoon. Get out there and see what the city has to offer on your trip to Cairns!
  • Question : What are the top car rental deals?
    Answer : Get around Cairns with ease after booking one of our great car hire deals. Check out our deals on the best car hires in Cairns to get started:
    • Hyundai i20—a Compact car from Sixt—starting at only $35.14 per day.*
    • Suzuki Swift—a Compact car from Budget—starting at only $44.43 per day.*
    • Kia Rio—a Compact car from Alamo—starting at only $44.43 per day.*

    *Prices vary and will be updated when you view current flight availability results. Deals displayed here are based on flight pricing and availability as of March 15, 2019 and may change as you get closer to the actual flight date. Deals displayed with dates in the past are no longer valid.

*This is the average saving for a flight and hotel package booking made between Jan 2016 and Dec 2016, and not the discounted rate or amount for your booking. Savings calculated based on the cost of a Flight + Hotel booking on as compared to the aggregated price of the full published fare given by the airline and the cost of your hotel for the same travel products for the same travel dates when made separately. Savings will vary based on the origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings are not available on all packages. Please confirm the actual discount rate/ price on the booking page.