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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.
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.
|Traveling From||Cairns Intl.|
|Origin Airport IATA Code||CNS|
|Traveling To||Darwin Intl.|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||DRW|
|Number of Airlines Serving||2|
|Average Flight Time||2 hours 7 mins|
|Direct Flight Time||1 hours 30 mins|
The usual flight time between Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) and Darwin Intl. Airport (DRW) is approximately 4 hours and 23 minutes. If you'd rather not stare out the window the whole time, pack a couple of magazines to keep yourself entertained.
The journey is more important than the destination; Collect moments not things; cliches yes, but the sentiment is true. If you're on your way from Cairns to Darwin, these are the only words you need to know — "direct flight." With several airlines offering nonstop services, you can get there pronto. Have a squiz at Jetstar and Airnorth.
If your travel plans to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin 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 Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin 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.
If you'd like to travel between CNS and DRW at the beginning of the week, mid-week or even on a Sunday, consider it done. Suss out the 3 flights which operate on a daily basis and away you go.
Here's an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Monday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday too; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
Guess what? Boring old Wednesday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights purchased on a Wednesday 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 Saturday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you're booking on a weekend.
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2019, our data shows October is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the December holiday period can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it's best to get in early during peak periods.
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 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 1-3 weeks 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 2019 saved close to 55% 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 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
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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.
^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.