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

One-way flights were as low as AU$108 and round trip flights were AU$215 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Cairns to Darwin Flight Deals from AU$215

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.

Best Days To Fly To DRW From CNS

Flights Fare Calendar Find minimum fare between Cairns Intl. and Darwin Intl. Click this button to get previous days data Click this button to get next days data AU$969 AU$831 AU$692 AU$554 AU$415 AU$277 AU$138 AU$0 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S Price is AU$861 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$969 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$895 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$606 on Jetstar Price is AU$845 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$708 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$715 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$612 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$617 on Virgin Australia

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 Serving2
Average Flight Time2 hours 7 mins
Direct Flight Time1 hours 30 mins
Flight PriceAU$215

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

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

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.

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

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.

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 Intl. Airport (CNS) to Darwin Intl. Airport (DRW)?

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.

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 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.

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

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.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

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.

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 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.

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 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 from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Epic Hotels near Darwin Intl.

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort AU$114
Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2020
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Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

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

    The location is excellent and I was able to have a groundfloor room.

    Novotel Darwin Airport AU$139
    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 Get Rates
        Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020
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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

          Staff were friendly and very helpful. Easy access to room. Ammenities were great

          ^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.