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Cheapest Flights from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns (CNS)

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Brisbane to Cairns Flight Deals from AU$171

Considering a quick trip to Cairns, but not sure which is the best route for you? Well, you’re in luck! Wotif has done the hard work, so all you need to do is check out these flights from BNE to CNS. With heaps of cheap fares from Brisbane, we guarantee you’ll be arriving to your holiday destination in style without emptying your bank account in the process.

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Flights Fare Calendar Find minimum fare between Brisbane and Cairns Intl. Click this button to get previous days data Click this button to get next days data AU$548 AU$470 AU$391 AU$313 AU$235 AU$157 AU$78 AU$0 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F Price is AU$360 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$385 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$410 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$397 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$422 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$385 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$360 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$360 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$385 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$299 on Jetstar Price is AU$385 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$385 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$370 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$360 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$414 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$442 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$495 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$477 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$469 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$410 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$410 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$440 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$439 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$547 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$410 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$470 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$410 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$385 on Virgin Australia

Find the Perfect Hotel for After Your Flight

Epic Hotels near Cairns Intl.

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort AU$209
Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2019
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Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
     
    4.5 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Great location, Friendly helpful staff, Best pool in Cairns

    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside AU$136
    Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019
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    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

    209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Friendly staff. Great Breakfast and dinner was excellent.

      Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$143
      Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019
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      Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

      Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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

        Hot spa was great. Friendly staff, nice pool, clean.

        Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina AU$180
        Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019
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        Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

        Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

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

          The reception area was underwhelming and the shopping centre very disappointing. The room itself was exceptional. Excellent attention to detail. Great outlook. Helicopter landing and takeoff was annoying.

          Hotels in Nearby Cairns

          Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina AU$180
          Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019
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          Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

          Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

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

            The reception area was underwhelming and the shopping centre very disappointing. The room itself was exceptional. Excellent attention to detail. Great outlook. Helicopter landing and takeoff was annoying.

            Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort AU$209
            Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2019
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            Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

            Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

            131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
            Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
               
              4.5 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great location, Friendly helpful staff, Best pool in Cairns

              Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$143
              Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019
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              Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

              Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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

                Hot spa was great. Friendly staff, nice pool, clean.

                Pacific Hotel Cairns AU$169
                Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019
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                Pacific Hotel Cairns

                Pacific Hotel Cairns

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

                  The staff were very helpful and friendly I really enjoyed my stay, nothing negative but maybe a few more banana lounges by the pool

                  Low Priced Cairns Intl. Hotels

                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park AU$53
                  Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2019
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                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                  49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD
                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
                     
                    4.0 of 5
                    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                    Great place my family enjoyed it great place for a family holiday

                    Aspect Central AU$79
                    Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2019
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                    Aspect Central

                    Aspect Central

                    209 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD
                    Aspect Central
                       
                      3.9 of 5
                      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                      Comfortable and clean good location close to the city, hospital and handy to the airport for

                      Hides Hotel Cairns AU$94
                      Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2019
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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

                        In excellent walking distance to everything to central cairns. The property itself is old but it’s fine for short stays. Attracts a lot of the young backpacker crowd so can get noisy late at night when they come back from the clubs. Staff are friendly and helpful.

                        Comfort Inn Cairns City AU$109
                        Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2019
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                        Comfort Inn Cairns City

                        Comfort Inn Cairns City

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

                          Comfy. Close to hospital and amenities. Tidy place .

                          Luxury Hotels near Cairns Intl.

                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore AU$358
                          Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2019
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                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

                          1 Veivers Road, Palm Cove, QLD
                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore
                             
                            4.7 of 5
                            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                            The Wi-Fi was unfortunately down for the first four nights, and then when it came back on it was only usable from upstairs and not downstairs, so that was disappointing, but the staff were super friendly, and very helpful in suggesting places to go/see etc, especially Eboni and Dan.

                            Pacific Hotel Cairns AU$169
                            Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019
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                            Pacific Hotel Cairns

                            Pacific Hotel Cairns

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

                              The staff were very helpful and friendly I really enjoyed my stay, nothing negative but maybe a few more banana lounges by the pool

                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino AU$224
                              Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2019
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                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

                              35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD
                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
                                 
                                4.8 of 5
                                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                Hotel is well situated so it's convenient to get to and from. Room was very clean which is a major plus. Restaurants, bar areas also good and typical of a hotel. Recommended,

                                Pullman Cairns International AU$175
                                Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2019
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                                Pullman Cairns International

                                Pullman Cairns International

                                17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
                                Pullman Cairns International
                                   
                                  4.6 of 5
                                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                  Grand foyer entrance is great! Location is very good .

                                  Family Friendly Hotels in Cairns

                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel AU$144
                                  Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2019
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                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel

                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel

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

                                    Location was amazing. Housekeeping were very friendly and must have been so patient of our sometimes late starts. Breakfast waitress was lovely and helpful. Desk staff, other than one man seemed grumpy.

                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park AU$53
                                    Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2019
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                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                                    49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD
                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
                                       
                                      4.0 of 5
                                      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                      Great place my family enjoyed it great place for a family holiday

                                      Blue Lagoon Resort AU$280
                                      Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2019
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                                      Blue Lagoon Resort

                                      Blue Lagoon Resort

                                      22 - 26 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach, QLD
                                      Blue Lagoon Resort
                                         
                                        4.5 of 5
                                        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                        Lovely surroundings. Short walk to the beach. Comfortable bed. Over all a very nice location to stay

                                        Marlin Cove Resort AU$170
                                        Reviewed on 30 May 2019
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                                        Marlin Cove Resort

                                        Marlin Cove Resort

                                        2 Keem St, Trinity Beach, QLD
                                        Marlin Cove Resort
                                           
                                          4.6 of 5
                                          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                          Awesome location with friendly staff. Kids and wife loved it which means i was happy too.

                                          Brisbane to Cairns Intl. Information

                                          Find the Cheapest BNE to CNS Flights

                                          Work hard, travel harder! Wotif brings you the cheapest Brisbane to Cairns flights, making it possible to have a five star holiday without that five star price tag. Browse and compare our top BNE to CNS routes and airport options. So, go ahead and treat yourself, your sweetheart, or the kids to an unforgettable holiday this year.

                                          Brisbane to Cairns Intl. Flight FAQ

                                          Origin Airport IATA Code BNE
                                          Destination Airport IATA Code CNS
                                          Number Of Flight Options 1
                                          Flight Price AU$171
                                          Average Flight Time 2 hours 25 minutes
                                          Address:
                                          Cairns QLD
                                          Australia
                                          IATA Code:
                                          CNS
                                          Longitude:
                                          145.754041
                                          Latitude:
                                          -16.876538
                                          Time Zone:
                                          Australia/Brisbane
                                          Address:
                                          Brisbane QLD
                                          Australia
                                          IATA Code:
                                          BNE
                                          Longitude:
                                          153.109058
                                          Latitude:
                                          -27.403031
                                          Time Zone:
                                          Australia/Brisbane

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                                          Frequently Asked Questions

                                          • Question : When should I check in for my flight from Brisbane to Cairns Intl.?
                                            Answer : On domestic flights, like Brisbane to Cairns Intl., make sure you arrive at the Brisbane Airport at least 2 hours before boarding to check your bags, go through security, and find your gate before your flight. Every airline has its own check-in policies and procedures, so make sure to read through those on their website when you book your flight from Brisbane airport to Cairns Intl. airport.
                                          • Question : How long is the flight from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns Intl. (CNS)?
                                            Answer : If you're flying from BNE to CNS, the flight will take somewhere between 2 hours, 25 minutes to 2 hours, 30 minutes depending on stops. The average flight time from BNE to CNS is 2 hours, 26 minutes, 47 seconds. Remember that indirect flights and flights with long layovers will take longer.
                                          • Question : How many flights are there from BNE to CNS?
                                            Answer : With over 8 airlines that fly from BNE to CNS, you are sure to have plenty of choices. There are about 127 flights per week with airfare starting as low as AU$171.
                                          • Question : What are the best deals on roundtrip flights from Brisbane to Cairns Intl.?
                                            Answer : If you're looking for a great deal on your next trip from Brisbane to Cairns Intl. Wotif has you covered. With flights to Cairns Intl. starting at AU$171 there's no reason not to plan your next holiday with Wotif.
                                          • Question : What airlines fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns Intl. (CNS)?
                                            Answer : Certain airlines fly to Cairns Intl. (CNS) from Brisbane (BNE) more often than others. If you're interested in booking with one of the airlines that flies this route most frequently, check out our selection of airlines below:
                                            • Qantas - 59 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Brisbane.
                                            • Jetstar Airways - 26 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Brisbane.
                                            • V Australia Airlines - 20 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Brisbane.
                                            • Hainan Airlines - 8 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Brisbane.
                                            • Tiger Airways Australia - 7 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Brisbane.
                                          • Question : Where can I find a cheap rental car deal at CNS?
                                            Answer : Book a car hire you can pick up at Cairns Intl. CNS in Cairns Intl. as soon as you land. How handy is that? We’ve found some sweet deals on reliable car hires so check out the top rental car deals at Cairns Intl. starting at AU 35.14 per day:
                                            • Sixt has a 3-door Hyundai i20 Compact Car available at Cairns Intl. starting at AU $35.14 per day.*
                                            • Budget has a 5-door Suzuki Swift Compact Car available at Cairns Intl. starting at AU $39.57 per day.*
                                            • Thrifty has a 3-door Toyota Yaris Economy Car available at Cairns Intl. starting at AU $40.43 per day.*
                                            • Avis has a 5-door Kia Rio Compact Car available at Cairns Intl. starting at AU $40.71 per day.*
                                          • Question : What are the best hotels in Cairns Intl.
                                            Answer : Once you arrive in Cairns Intl. you're going to want an awesome hotel to check into, that's comfy and close to all the important stuff. We've put together a list of some of the top hotels throughout Cairns Intl. with the lowest prices. Check out some of the top Cairns Intl. hotels near the action:
                                            • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns - 4.50 stars - 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
                                            • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns - 4.00 stars - This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Base Hospital and Muddy's Playground. Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
                                            • Shangri-La Hotel- The Marina - 5.00 stars - 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.
                                            • Pullman Cairns International - 5.00 stars - 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.
                                          *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.