Flights From Cairns (CNS) to Canberra (CBR) from AU$209

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Cheapest Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Canberra (CBR)

Airfares from Cairns Intl. to Canberra Intl. for one-way flights were as low as AU$209 and round trip flights were AU$418 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Cairns to Canberra Flight Information

Find the Cheapest Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Canberra (CBR)

Work hard, travel harder! Wotif brings you the cheapest Cairns to Canberra flights, making it possible to have a five star holiday without that five star price tag. Browse and compare our top CNS to CBR 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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Traveling From Cairns Intl.
Origin Airport
Origin Airport IATA Code CNS
Traveling To Canberra Intl.
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA Code CBR
Number of Airlines Serving
Average Flight Time hours mins
Direct Flight Time hours mins
Flight Price AU$418

FAQs about flights from Cairns Intl. (CNS) to Canberra Intl. (CBR)

Can I take a flight from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Canberra, ACT Airport (CBR-Canberra Intl.) right now?

If you're travelling from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Canberra, ACT Airport (CBR-Canberra Intl.) and wish to avoid getting caught out, check the Covid-19 Travel Advisor before booking. Here, you'll discover important info on your destination's quarantine and flying restrictions.

How long is the flight from Cairns Airport to Canberra Intl. Airport (CBR)?

So, you're heading from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Canberra Intl. Airport (CBR)? That means you'll have approximately 4 hours and 7 minutes to kill. Fill your hand luggage with things to occupy yourself, as well as your trusty neck pillow, and time will zoom by.

What airlines fly direct from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Canberra, ACT Airport (CBR-Canberra Intl.)?

If you're itching to start your holiday stat, reserve a seat with Qantas. The airline has direct flights from CNS to CBR. No stopovers? No dramas.

What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Canberra, ACT Airport (CBR-Canberra Intl.) due to COVID-19?

If your travel plans to Canberra, ACT Airport (CBR-Canberra 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.

Does Wotif offer flights with flexible change policies?

Some airlines offer the option to change your Canberra, ACT Airport (CBR-Canberra 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.

How many flights are there from Cairns Airport to Canberra Airport?

Buckle up, because your plane to Canberra is ready to leave. No fewer than 12 flights cruise the skies daily between Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) and CBR.

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 Qantas, Rex Regional Express 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.

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 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.

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

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.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

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.

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 2020 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months 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 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 from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Cairns to Canberra Flight Deals from AU$418

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

Snap up great deals on flights to Canberra from Cairns 

Choose from flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$418 and rising to AU$493 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 Canberra today!  

Find cheap airfares to Canberra 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 Canberra
  • Avoid peak season (prices tend to be lower in March)
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and you can usually get cheaper options  

Reasons to book your flights to Canberra from Cairns with Wotif

Wotif is a super-easy way to find the best flight for you to Canberra. Get more bang for your buck on flight and hotel or car rental combos and download the free Wotif app to tap into exclusive deals. Book now with Wotif and have a great flight!


Great places to stay after flight from Cairns to Canberra

Knightsbridge Canberra
Knightsbridge Canberra
4 out of 5
3 Leichhardt Street, Kingston, ACT
The price is AU$170 per night from 5 Nov. to 5 Nov.
Located in Kingston, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Cusack Centre and Manuka Oval. Manuka Shopping Centre and Parliament House are also within ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (237 reviews)
"Loved the Knightsbridge! Great location, close to great food. Very friendly staff. Can’t wait to come back"

Reviewed on 7 Jul. 2021

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Vibe Hotel Canberra
Vibe Hotel Canberra
4.5 out of 5
1 Rogan St, Canberra Airport, ACT
The price is AU$183 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Located in Canberra Airport, this luxury hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Pialligo Estate, Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve and Australian Defence Force Academy. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (399 reviews)
"Very clean, very friendly staff"

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

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Pacific Suites Canberra
Pacific Suites Canberra
4.5 out of 5
100 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
The price is AU$178 per night from 21 Nov. to 21 Nov.
Located in Canberra City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Australian National University, Canberra Museum and Gallery and City Hill. Canberra ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,055 reviews)
"Clean except for toith cleaner left on shower holder"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2021

Pacific Suites Canberra
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.