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Flights From Cairns (CNS) to Sydney (SYD) from AU$89

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Cheapest Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Sydney (SYD)

Airfares from Cairns Intl. to Kingsford Smith Intl. for one-way flights were as low as AU$89 and round trip flights were AU$178 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from Cairns to Sydney: Customer Reviews

7 Jan. 2020

Thank you Tigerair. Good flight

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Cairns to Sydney · Tigerair Australia
9 Feb. 2019

Really enjoyed this flight

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Cairns to Sydney · Qantas Airways

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Cairns to Sydney Flight Information

Find the Cheapest Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Sydney (SYD)

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

Cairns to Sydney Information

Traveling From Cairns Intl.
Origin Airport Cairns
Origin Airport IATA Code CNS
Traveling To Kingsford Smith Intl.
Destination Airport Sydney
Destination Airport IATA Code SYD
Number of Airlines Serving 5
Average Flight Time 2 hours 53 mins
Direct Flight Time 2 hours 50 mins
Flight Price AU$178

FAQs about flights from Cairns Intl. (CNS) to Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD)

Can I take a flight from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) right now?

Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor is where you need to go for info on Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) quarantine and flying restrictions. Look before you fly to avoid getting caught out.

How long is the flight from CNS to SYD?

The typical flying time from Cairns to Sydney is a super cruisy 2 hours and 53 minutes. You might just have time for a cheeky bevvy before you'll have to whack your seat belt back on for touchdown!

What airlines fly direct from CNS to Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)?

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing; Not all who wander are lost; cliches yes, but the sentiment is true. If you're headed from Cairns to Sydney, these are the only words you really need to know — "direct flight." With several airlines offering nonstop services, you'll be there in a flash. Have a squiz at Jetstar and Virgin Australia.

What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) due to COVID-19?

If your travel plans to Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney Airport?

You won't have to pull your hair out trying to work your hard-earned holiday time around your flight from Cairns to Sydney. There are 6 daily flights to select 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 Wotif.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Address:
Sydney NSW,
Australia
IATA Code:
SYD
Longitude:
151.179898
Latitude:
-33.932922
Time Zone:
Australia/Sydney
Address:
Cairns QLD,
Australia
IATA Code:
CNS
Longitude:
145.754041
Latitude:
-16.876538
Time Zone:
Australia/Brisbane

Cairns to Sydney Flight Deals from AU$178

Considering a quick trip to Sydney, 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 SYD. 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 Sydney 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 Sydney from Cairns from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Sydney in just 2 hour(s) and 50 mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Sydney from Cairns 

Choose from 5 flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$178 and rising to AU$313 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 Sydney today!  

Find cheap airfares to Sydney 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 Sydney
  • Avoid peak season (prices tend to be lower in August)
  • 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 Sydney

CKS Sydney Airport Hotel
CKS Sydney Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
35 Levey Street, Wolli Creek, NSW
The price is AU$117 per night from 12 Aug. to 12 Aug.
Located in Wolli Creek, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cahill Park and Kogarah Golf Course. Rockdale Plaza Shopping Centre and Enmore Theatre are also ...
3.9/5Good! (211 reviews)
"Great bed"

Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2021

CKS Sydney Airport Hotel
The Branksome Hotel And Residences
The Branksome Hotel And Residences
4.5 out of 5
60 Robey Street, Mascot, NSW
The price is AU$179 per night from 29 Aug. to 29 Aug.
Located near the airport, this family-friendly aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Crown Street, Powerhouse Museum, and Australian National Maritime Museum. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (125 reviews)
"always good staff and good rooms"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2021

The Branksome Hotel And Residences
Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
8 Arrival Court, Sydney International Airport, Mascot, NSW
Located in Mascot, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay and Bondi Beach. Sydney Showground and Sydney Harbour Bridge are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (531 reviews)
"The place was nice and clean, close to the airport and the staff was really friendly and helpful. It was my first time staying there and I was very happy with my choice."

Reviewed on 23 Oct. 2020

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
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 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.