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Airfares from Brisbane to Cairns Intl. for one-way flights were as low as AU$75 and round trip flights were AU$150 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.
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.
|Origin Airport IATA Code||BNE|
|Traveling To||Cairns Intl.|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||CNS|
|Number of Airlines Serving||6|
|Average Flight Time||2 hours 26 mins|
|Direct Flight Time||2 hours 20 mins|
If you're going from Brisbane, QLD Airport (BNE) to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) and wish to avoid getting caught in a bind, check our Covid-19 Travel Advisor before you book. Here, you'll locate important info on your destination's quarantine and flying restrictions.
The average flight time from Brisbane to Cairns is a cruisy 2 hours and 23 minutes. You might just have enough time for a mid-flight bevvy before the pilot lowers the wheels for touchdown!
Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer; To travel is to live; cliches yes, but the sentiment is true. If you're on your way from Brisbane to Cairns, these are the only words you really need to know — "direct flight." With numerous airlines operating nonstop services, you'll be there in a jiffy. See what you think of Qantas and Virgin Australia.
If your travel plans to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) have been affected by COVID-19, you may be able to make a no-change-fee cancellation and score a credit that you can use on another flight. Sign in to your Wotif account to see if your booking is eligible. If you still have questions, our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more info.
Some airlines offer the option to change your Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) flight without a fee. That way, you won't get stung with extra costs — but you'll have to pay any difference between the old flight and the new one. Stress less by keeping your eye out for the "no change fees" filter when you book.
Tighten your seat belt, because your plane to Cairns is ready for boarding. At least 12 flights operate on the route each day between Brisbane Airport and Cairns Airport.
There are many airlines that have social distancing rules and use COVID-19 measures, including Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia. Now you can take that long overdue holiday with confidence knowing that strategies, which may include electrostatic cleaning and providing passenger masks, are in place.
Here's an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Tuesday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday though; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
Guess what? Boring old Thursday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights purchased on a Thursday 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 Tuesday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you're booking early in the week.
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2020, our data shows March is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of June can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it's best to get in early if June is your preferred travel month.
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 2020 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months prior to travel.
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 2020 saved close to 50% 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 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
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.
For a huge choice of flights, simply enter your travel dates and hit search and we’ll hunt out fantastic deals on one-way, return and multi-city airfares to Cairns from Brisbane from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Cairns in just 2 hour(s) and 20 mins, too.
Choose from 34 flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$150 and rising to AU$186 depending on the cabin class, travel dates, and airline carrier. And if you’re up for a last-minute getaway, you can get great deals on flights from Brisbane to Cairns today!
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^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.com from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.