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Cheapest Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL)

Airfares from Cairns Intl. to Auckland Intl. for one-way flights were as low as AU$404 and round trip flights were AU$959 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Find the Cheapest Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL)

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

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Frequently asked questions

Can I take a flight from CNS to Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) right now?
The initial step in planning a flight from Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) to AKL is to have a squiz at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Here, you’ll find all you need to know about flying restrictions, quarantine and many other policies.
How long is the flight from Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) to AKL?
The typical travel time from CNS to Auckland Intl. Airport (AKL) is about 8 hours and 31 minutes. If you’d rather not stare out the window the whole time, pack some puzzles or a few mags to entertain yourself.
What airlines fly direct from CNS to Auckland Airport?
Unfortunately, you can’t fly nonstop from CNS to Auckland Airport at the moment. However, Qantas, Air New Zealand and Jetstar will take you there with just one stopover.
What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Auckland Airport due to COVID-19?
If your travel plans to AKL 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.
Does Wotif offer flights with flexible change policies?
Some airlines offer the option to change your Auckland Airport 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.
If I'm planning to fly, what are some airlines that have COVID-19 measures and social distancing rules?
There are many airlines that have social distancing rules and use COVID-19 measures, including Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Qantas. Now you can take that long overdue vacation with confidence knowing that strategies, which may include electrostatic cleaning and providing passenger masks, are in place.
What are the cheapest days to fly?
Here’s an insider tip: Monday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2021, we found that flights departing on a Monday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Saturday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Thursday though; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?
Guess what? It turns out that early in the week is the best time to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2021, we found that flights purchased on a Monday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on the weekend also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Friday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking on that day.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2021, our data shows February is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of December 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 December is your preferred travel month.
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 2021 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing just 1 week prior to travel.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
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Cairns to Auckland Flight Deals from AU$959

Considering a quick trip to Auckland, 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 CNS to AKL. With heaps of cheap fares from Cairns, we guarantee you’ll be arriving to your holiday destination in style without emptying your bank account in the process.

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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 Auckland from Cairns from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Auckland in just hour(s) and mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Auckland from Cairns 

Choose from flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$959 and rising to AU$972 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 Cairns to Auckland today!  

Find cheap airfares to Auckland from Cairns 

Here are our insider tips for bagging a flight bargain: 

  • Look for midweek flights and late night, early morning arrival and departure times
  • Check out other airports near Cairns and Auckland
  • Avoid peak season (prices tend to be lower in August)
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and you can usually get cheaper options  

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Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on 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.