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Cheapest Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Mackay (MKY)

Airfares from Cairns Intl. to Mackay for one-way flights were as low as AU$238 and round trip flights were AU$476 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 Mackay Flight Information

Find the Cheapest Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Mackay (MKY)

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

Cairns to Mackay Information

Traveling From Cairns Intl.
Origin Airport Cairns
Origin Airport IATA Code CNS
Traveling To Mackay
Destination Airport Mackay
Destination Airport IATA Code MKY
Number of Airlines Serving 1
Average Flight Time 2 hours 10 mins
Direct Flight Time 2 hours 10 mins
Flight Price AU$476

FAQs about flights from Cairns Intl. (CNS) to Mackay (MKY)

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

The Covid-19 Travel Advisor is the best place to look for important info on Mackay, QLD Airport (MKY) quarantine and flying restrictions. Look before you book to avoid getting caught out.

How long is the flight from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Mackay, QLD Airport (MKY)?

So, you're travelling from Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) to Mackay, QLD Airport (MKY)? That means you'll have an average of 3 hours and 18 minutes to while away in the air. Fill your hand luggage with things to keep yourself amused, as well as your trusty neck pillow, and your time in the air will fly by.

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

If you’re travelling from Cairns to Mackay, you're in for a stopover. Qantas, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines will all fly you to your destination with just one change of aircraft. A chance to stretch your cramped legs and go to the toilet in a cubicle larger than one cubic metre. Having a break in your journey has its advantages.

What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Mackay, QLD Airport (MKY) due to COVID-19?

If your travel plans to Mackay, QLD Airport (MKY) 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 Mackay, QLD Airport (MKY) 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 Mackay Airport?

You won't have to work your holiday time around your flight from Cairns to Mackay. That's because there are 10 flights per day for you to pick from. Now how's that for choice?

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, Virgin Australia and Jetstar. 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 Mackay Flight Deals from AU$476

Considering a quick trip to Mackay, 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 MKY. 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 Mackay 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 Mackay from Cairns from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Mackay in just 2 hour(s) and 10 mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Mackay from Cairns 

Choose from 1 flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$476 and rising to AU$508 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 Mackay today!  

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

Reasons to book your flights to Mackay from Cairns with Wotif

Wotif is a super-easy way to find the best flight for you to Mackay. 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 Mackay

ibis Mackay
ibis Mackay
4 out of 5
Christensen Crescent, Mackay Airport, South Mackay, QLD
The price is AU$103 per night from 16 Oct. to 16 Oct.
Located in South Mackay, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Bakers Creek Conservation Park and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Harrup Park. Mackay Leisure ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (151 reviews)
"Really enjoyable stay… hard to fault… comfy beds"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2021

ibis Mackay
Mackay Resort Motel
Mackay Resort Motel
4 out of 5
154 Nebo Road, West Mackay, QLD
The price is AU$124 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
Located in West Mackay, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens and Mackay Base Hospital. Mackay Enertainment and Convention Centre ...
4.4/5Excellent! (637 reviews)
"Clean and tidy nice manager"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2021

Mackay Resort Motel
Rydges Mackay Suites
Rydges Mackay Suites
4 out of 5
9 Gregory Street, Mackay, QLD
The price is AU$159 per night from 3 Oct. to 3 Oct.
Located in the heart of Mackay, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Artspace Mackay, Mackay Enertainment and Convention Centre and Jubilee Park. Bluewater ...
4.4/5Excellent! (730 reviews)
"We stayed in a one Bedroom suite with a king bed and sofa bed which was very roomy and comfortable. The roomy was on the second floor and was extremely quite. There were two televisions, large shower with tub, separate toilet, plenty of storage, dining table, desk, kitchen, with microwave and a washing ..."

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2021

Rydges Mackay Suites
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.