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

Airfares from Cairns Intl. to Darwin Intl. for one-way flights were as low as AU$106 and round trip flights were AU$211 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 Information

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

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 From Cairns Intl.
Origin Airport Cairns
Origin Airport IATA Code CNS
Traveling To Darwin Intl.
Destination Airport Darwin
Destination Airport IATA Code DRW
Number of Airlines Serving 2
Average Flight Time 1 hours 57 mins
Direct Flight Time 1 hours 35 mins
Flight Price AU$211

FAQs about flights from Cairns Intl. (CNS) to Darwin Intl. (DRW)

Can I take a flight from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.) right now?

The Covid-19 Travel Advisor is the place to go for important info on Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.) flying restrictions and quarantine. Look before you fly to avoid getting stuck in a bind.

How long is the flight from CNS to Darwin Intl. Airport?

You'll have approximately 6 hours and 15 minutes to sit around on your flight from CNS to DRW. It's the perfect time to catch up on some Zs, finally finish that novel or binge-watch that new gripping show.

What airlines fly direct from Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) to DRW?

The mere thought of travelling from Cairns to Darwin is enough to make you do a little happy dance. But it gets even better. Several airlines have nonstop flights, including Jetstar and Airnorth. You'll be ordering your third round at your hotel bar before you even realise.

What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.) due to COVID-19?

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.

Does Wotif offer flights with flexible change policies?

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.

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

Tighten your seat belt, because your flight to Darwin is ready for takeoff. No fewer than 11 flights service the route each day between CNS and DRW.

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, 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.

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 Darwin Flight Deals from AU$211

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.

It’s easy to book flights to Darwin from Cairns  

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 Darwin from Cairns from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Darwin in just 1 hour(s) and 35 mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Darwin from Cairns 

Choose from 5 flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$211 and rising to AU$433 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 Darwin today!  

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

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Great places to stay after flight from Cairns to Darwin

Novotel Darwin Airport
Novotel Darwin Airport
4 out of 5
2 Sir Norman Brearly Drive, Eaton, NT
The price is AU$169 per night from 14 Oct. to 14 Oct.
Located in Eaton, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Marrara Sports Complex and within 3 miles (5 km) of TIO Stadium and Casuarina Coastal Reserve. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (572 reviews)

Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2021

Novotel Darwin Airport
Mercure Darwin Airport Resort
Mercure Darwin Airport Resort
4 out of 5
1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Eaton, NT
The price is AU$199 per night from 15 Oct. to 15 Oct.
Located in Eaton, this romantic hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Marrara Sports Complex and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Casuarina Beach. TIO Stadium and Casuarina Coastal ...
3.9/5Good! (462 reviews)
"This property is a fantastic, quiet resort (despite being near the airport) the pool & bar is one of the best set ups and we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing during our stay."

Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2021

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort
Quality Hotel Darwin Airport
Quality Hotel Darwin Airport
4 out of 5
225 Mcmillans Road, Jingili, NT
Located in Jingili, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Marrara Sports Complex and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Casuarina Beach. TIO Stadium and Casuarina Coastal Reserve ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (239 reviews)
"Staff were friendly and very helpful. Easy access to room. Ammenities were great"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

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