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Cheapest Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Townsville (TSV)

Airfares from Cairns Intl. to Townsville for one-way flights were as low as AU$140 and round trip flights were AU$279 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 Townsville: Customer Reviews

17 Sep. 2018

was nice and comfatable all the way

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Cairns to Townsville · Qantas Airways

Cairns to Townsville Flight Deals from AU$279

Considering a quick trip to Townsville, 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 TSV. 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.

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Find the Cheapest Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Townsville (TSV)

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

Cairns to Townsville Information

Traveling From Cairns Intl.
Origin Airport Cairns
Origin Airport IATA Code CNS
Traveling To Townsville
Destination Airport Townsville
Destination Airport IATA Code TSV
Number of Airlines Serving 2
Average Flight Time 0 hours 55 mins
Direct Flight Time 0 hours 55 mins
Flight Price AU$279

FAQs about flights from Cairns Intl. (CNS) to Townsville (TSV)

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

Your initial step in planning a flight from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Townsville, QLD Airport (TSV) is to check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. It's here you'll find everything you need to know about flying restrictions, quarantine and other important policies.

How long is the flight from CNS to Townsville, QLD Airport (TSV)?

The usual travel time from Cairns to Townsville is an easy 55 minutes. You'll have just settled in when the plane begins its approach for landing!

What airlines fly direct from CNS to Townsville Intl. Airport?

If you don’t do drama, you'll be pleased to hear you can fly straight from CNS to Townsville Airport (TSV) with a range of airlines. Keep a lookout for awesome airfare deals with Qantas and Alliance Airlines.

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

If your travel plans to Townsville, QLD Airport (TSV) 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 Townsville, QLD Airport (TSV) 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 TSV?

Hear that? It's the sweet, sweet sound of your plane jetting off to Townsville. All you have to do is choose one of the 3 flights that operate daily from CNS to Townsville Intl. Airport.

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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Great places to stay after flight from Cairns to Townsville

Madison Plaza Townsville
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The price is AU$103 per night from 4 Jul. to 4 Jul.
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3.7/5Good! (449 reviews)
"Close to places we need to go to. Clean and friendly staff. comfortable bed and got a good night sleep. Will be booking in again soon to attend an event in the city."

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2021

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Located in Garbutt, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Castle Hill, Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum and Townsville Museum and Historical ...
3/5 (1 review)
"Liked it coz it’s cheap family or with friends. Air conditioner in each bedrooms and lounge room. Password for wifi does not work. Netflix works great. Tv does have subtitles for the hard of hearing or deaf. Felt the place needs to be more organise with stuff in kitchen, like needs sugars, salt & ..."

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Mercure Townsville
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3.5 out of 5
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The price is AU$137 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
This family-friendly Townsville hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Townsville Museum and Historical Society, Anderson Park Botanical Gardens ...
4.3/5Excellent! (695 reviews)
"Nice motel"

Reviewed on 24 Apr. 2021

Mercure Townsville
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.