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Cheapest Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Darwin (DRW)

One-way flights were as low as AU$161 and round trip flights were AU$352 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 Darwin Flight Deals from AU$352

Considering a quick trip to Darwin, 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 DRW. 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.

Cairns Intl. to Darwin Intl. Information

Find the Cheapest CNS to DRW Flights

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

Cairns to Darwin Information

Traveling FromCairns Intl.
Origin AirportCairns
Origin Airport IATA CodeCNS
Traveling ToDarwin Intl.
Destination AirportDarwin
Destination Airport IATA CodeDRW
Number of Airlines Serving0
Average Flight Time1 hours 40 mins
Direct Flight Time1 hours 40 mins
Flight PriceAU$352

FAQs about flights from to

How long is the flight from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.)?

You'll have approximately 4 hours and 28 minutes to while away on your flight from Cairns to Darwin. Use it to catch up on some Zs, finish your novel or binge-watch the latest exciting show.

What airlines fly direct from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.)?

If you're keen to start your holiday stat, hop on board with Jetstar. The airline has direct flights from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.). No stopovers equals no hassles.

How many flights are there from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.)?

Hear that? It's the sweet, sweet sound of your plane zooming off to Darwin. All you have to do is book a seat on one of the 4 flights that operate daily from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.).

Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.) Flying Tips How to survive a long flight:
  • Health officials recommend drinking about 250ml of water every hour to keep hydrated. But if you're not fond of plain water, try adding a handful of berries and herbs to your flask the night before you go.
  • Don't leave seat picking till the final minute. Book early and avoid being allocated to that squishy middle seat or the ones near the noisy (and often whiffy) loos.
  • Resist the temptation of stockpiling sugary or salty treats at the airport and take some snacks that are good for you. Think foods like yoghurt and energy bars. You'll save some dough and feel a whole lot better.
  • Use those long hours in the sky to disconnect and relax. Finally finish that book, listen to an inspiring podcast or pull out your notebook and plan the first few days of your trip.
  • A comfy neck pillow can help stop you from getting annoying aches and pains. Do some research to find a design to fit your needs.
What to wear on a long flight:
  • Say yes to loose-fitting pants and tops and no to tight jeans. Dress in layers with pieces like a T-shirt, cardigan and hoodie so you're prepared for any temperature variations.
  • Even if you’re in the middle of a binge-watching sesh, don't stay confined to your seat the entire flight. Get up and pace the aisle, or at least put on some compression socks or tights. These things will boost your blood circulation and reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Address:
Darwin NT
Australia
IATA Code:
DRW
Longitude:
130.877521
Latitude:
-12.407805
Time Zone:
Australia/Darwin
Address:
Cairns QLD
Australia
IATA Code:
CNS
Longitude:
145.754041
Latitude:
-16.876538
Time Zone:
Australia/Brisbane

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Find the Perfect Hotel for After Your Flight

Epic Hotels near Darwin Intl.

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort AU$134
Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020
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Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Eaton, NT
Mercure Darwin Airport Resort
     
    4.1 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Location is great, easy access to airport. Shuttle bus great

    Novotel Darwin Airport Get Rates
    Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020
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    Novotel Darwin Airport

    Novotel Darwin Airport

    2 Sir Norman Brearly Drive, Eaton, NT
    Novotel Darwin Airport
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Lobby was clean and tidy. Room was fresh and clean

      Darwin Airport Inn Get Rates
      Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2017
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      Darwin Airport Inn

      Darwin Airport Inn

      1 Sir Norman Brearly Drive, Eaton, NT
      Darwin Airport Inn
         
        3.2 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        The hotel is easily accessible on foot, with baggage straight from the airport. The check-in process is efficient and the room is perfect after a long flight as it has block out curtains and a good air-conditioner in case you're not used to the humidity.

        Quality Hotel Darwin Airport AU$119
        Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2019
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        Quality Hotel Darwin Airport

        Quality Hotel Darwin Airport

        225 Mcmillans Road, Jingili, NT
        Quality Hotel Darwin Airport
           
          4.4 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Excellent all round location for everything - sporting, shopping, crocodile farm, beaches and city centre. Fantastic pool; next to tavern with great meals and BWS. A minute from the airport and they provide a free shuttle bus at any time of the day or night with great staff! Rooms a little dated ...

          Hotels in Nearby Darwin

          Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel AU$83
          Reviewed on 16 May 2020
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          Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel

          Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel

          31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
          Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
             
            4.0 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Loved the ocean view and how bright and airy the apartment was. A fantastic stay.

            Mercure Darwin Airport Resort AU$134
            Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020
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            Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

            Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

            1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Eaton, NT
            Mercure Darwin Airport Resort
               
              4.1 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Location is great, easy access to airport. Shuttle bus great

              Novotel Darwin Airport Get Rates
              Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020
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              Novotel Darwin Airport

              Novotel Darwin Airport

              2 Sir Norman Brearly Drive, Eaton, NT
              Novotel Darwin Airport
                 
                4.3 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Lobby was clean and tidy. Room was fresh and clean

                Rydges Palmerston - Darwin AU$119
                Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2019
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                Rydges Palmerston - Darwin

                Rydges Palmerston - Darwin

                15 Maluka Drive, Palmerston, NT
                Rydges Palmerston - Darwin
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  A Great upmarket Hotel within Palmerston at a reasonable rate

                  Low Priced Darwin Intl. Hotels

                  Frontier Darwin Hotel AU$89
                  Reviewed on 17 Nov. 2019
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                  Frontier Darwin Hotel

                  Frontier Darwin Hotel

                  3 Buffalo Court, Darwin, NT
                  Frontier Darwin Hotel
                     
                    3.7 of 5
                    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                    Close proximity to CDB, within walking distance, restaurant on level 7 & bar down stairs offers good meals.

                    Value Inn Get Rates
                    Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2019
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                    Value Inn

                    Value Inn

                    50 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT
                    Value Inn
                       
                      3.7 of 5
                      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                      The linkage to the YHA was great, have access to additional services not available with other motels

                      DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade Get Rates
                      Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020
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                      DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade

                      DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade

                      116 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
                      DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade
                         
                        4.1 of 5
                        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                        Lovely entrance foyer and wonderful aircon. Big pool and attractive outlook across Bicentennial Park to the ocean.

                        Luma Luma Holiday Apartments AU$82
                        Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2019
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                        Luma Luma Holiday Apartments

                        Luma Luma Holiday Apartments

                        26 Knuckey Street and Corner W, Darwin, NT
                        Luma Luma Holiday Apartments
                           
                          3.8 of 5
                          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                          Verandah was disappointing, one chair and an aircon unit. Not enough cutlery and crockery supplied.

                          Luxury Hotels near Darwin Intl.

                          Mantra on the Esplanade AU$135
                          Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020
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                          Mantra on the Esplanade

                          Mantra on the Esplanade

                          88 The Esplanade, Darwin, NT
                          Mantra on the Esplanade
                             
                            4.4 of 5
                            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                            liked location close to Mitchell street and City liked view over water

                            Argus Apartments Darwin AU$207
                            Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020
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                            Argus Apartments Darwin

                            Argus Apartments Darwin

                            6 Cardona Court, Darwin, NT
                            Argus Apartments Darwin
                               
                              4.6 of 5
                              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                              Great location - stayed for 2 weeks in 3 bedroom apartment with all the mod cons. Thorough service during our stay, excellent friendly staff. Pool was enjoyed by all - including the BBQ with supplied utensils!! Would definitely return and recommend!

                              Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin Get Rates
                              Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020
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                              Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin

                              Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin

                              Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens, NT
                              Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin
                                 
                                4.3 of 5
                                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                Great location; excellent pools; friendly staff; dining options

                                Hilton Darwin AU$209
                                Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2019
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                                Hilton Darwin

                                Hilton Darwin

                                32 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT
                                Hilton Darwin
                                   
                                  4.4 of 5
                                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                  The King Room with Harbour View had a lovely view, it was very clean and appreciate the aircon in the Darwin heat.

                                  Family Friendly Hotels in Darwin

                                  Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin AU$135
                                  Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020
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                                  Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin

                                  Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin

                                  6 Carey Street, Darwin, NT
                                  Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin
                                     
                                    4.2 of 5
                                    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                    Very friendly staff, beautiful hotel, clean, neat and welcoming. We will definitely be staying there again.

                                    Argus Apartments Darwin AU$207
                                    Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020
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                                    Argus Apartments Darwin

                                    Argus Apartments Darwin

                                    6 Cardona Court, Darwin, NT
                                    Argus Apartments Darwin
                                       
                                      4.6 of 5
                                      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                      Great location - stayed for 2 weeks in 3 bedroom apartment with all the mod cons. Thorough service during our stay, excellent friendly staff. Pool was enjoyed by all - including the BBQ with supplied utensils!! Would definitely return and recommend!

                                      Hilton Darwin AU$209
                                      Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2019
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                                      Hilton Darwin

                                      Hilton Darwin

                                      32 Mitchell Street, Darwin, NT
                                      Hilton Darwin
                                         
                                        4.4 of 5
                                        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                        The King Room with Harbour View had a lovely view, it was very clean and appreciate the aircon in the Darwin heat.

                                        Darwin FreeSpirit Resort AU$199
                                        Reviewed on 4 Sep. 2019
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                                        Darwin FreeSpirit Resort

                                        Darwin FreeSpirit Resort

                                        901 Stuart Highway, Holtze, NT
                                        Darwin FreeSpirit Resort
                                           
                                          4.1 of 5
                                          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                          Meals very good and reasonably priced.Enjoyed pools.


                                          ^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, 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.