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

One-way flights were as low as AU$91 and round trip flights were AU$182 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Aug 27, 2018

Allocated seat was occupied


Darwin to Cairns Flight Deals from AU$182

Considering a quick trip to Cairns, 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 DRW to CNS. With heaps of cheap fares from Darwin, 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 CNS From DRW

Flights Fare Calendar Find minimum fare between Darwin Intl. and Cairns Intl. Click this button to get previous days data Click this button to get next days data AU$1,419 AU$1,216 AU$1,014 AU$811 AU$608 AU$405 AU$203 AU$0 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 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 M T W T Price is AU$1,419 on Airnorth Regional Price is AU$1,001 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$1,059 on Jetstar Price is AU$976 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$704 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$1,028 on Jetstar Price is AU$643 on Jetstar Price is AU$717 on Jetstar Price is AU$1,032 on Jetstar Price is AU$717 on Jetstar Price is AU$717 on Jetstar Price is AU$747 on Jetstar Price is AU$1,120 on Airnorth Regional Price is AU$826 on Jetstar Price is AU$578 on Airnorth Regional Price is AU$613 on Jetstar Price is AU$629 on Jetstar Price is AU$447 on Jetstar Price is AU$716 on Airnorth Regional Price is AU$514 on Jetstar Price is AU$765 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$653 on Jetstar Price is AU$570 on Jetstar Price is AU$497 on Jetstar Price is AU$479 on Jetstar Price is AU$741 on Jetstar Price is AU$540 on Jetstar

Darwin Intl. to Cairns Intl. Information

Find the Cheapest DRW to CNS Flights

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

Darwin to Cairns Information

Traveling FromDarwin Intl.
Origin AirportDarwin
Origin Airport IATA CodeDRW
Traveling ToCairns Intl.
Destination AirportCairns
Destination Airport IATA CodeCNS
Number of Airlines Serving1
Average Flight Time3 hours 30 mins
Direct Flight Time3 hours 30 mins
Flight PriceAU$182

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

Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.) to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) Flying Tips How to survive a long flight:
  • The more water, the more content you'll feel. Drinking up is the perfect way to prevent dehydration which is often the result of the dry air inside the cabin. Buy a bottle of water at the airport and sip from it often.
  • The right seat can be the difference between a sweet-as flight and a stressful one. If you're taking an overnight flight, slide into the confines of a window seat so you're able to rest your noggin on the wall. Nervous flyers might prefer sitting closer to the front of the wing, where there's less chance of feeling those bumps and shakes.
  • Stuff your carry-on with healthy snacks. If you want something to eat in place of a fatty plane meal, you'll have a wholesome picnic at your fingertips and have done your waistline a favour too.
  • Sometimes you just can’t find a movie you're interested in watching, or worse — you might not have in-flight entertainment at all. Keep your mind stimulated and bring your own entertainment like a good book, crosswords or your journal.
  • Get some shut-eye — it's the best way to start your getaway feeling relaxed and ready to go. A comfy neck pillow will help you get some decent kip.
What to wear on a long flight:
  • Step away from those leather pants — comfort should outrank style when it comes to your travelling outfit. Think pieces like stretchy trousers and flowy shirts. However, keep it chic and avoid slumming it in your PJs.
  • Don a trusty pair of compression socks and walk around the aisle now and again. Studies have discovered that sitting for long periods can raise your risk of developing blood clots in the legs, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), so move that body.
Address:
Cairns QLD
Australia
IATA Code:
CNS
Longitude:
145.754041
Latitude:
-16.876538
Time Zone:
Australia/Brisbane
Address:
Darwin NT
Australia
IATA Code:
DRW
Longitude:
130.877521
Latitude:
-12.407805
Time Zone:
Australia/Darwin

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Find the Perfect Hotel for After Your Flight

Epic Hotels near Cairns Intl.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$130
Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2020
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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
     
    4.0 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    They are doing some Reno’s in the lobby. They gave us a free upgrade. Rooms are comfortable but a bit dated in the bathroom and cabinets area. Good water pressure. Very affordable and would definitely stay there again.

    Trinity Beach Hideaway 4 Bedrooms Get Rates
    Trinity Beach Hideaway 4 Bedrooms

    Trinity Beach Hideaway 4 Bedrooms

    Cairns Beaches, Whitfield, QLD
    Trinity Beach Hideaway 4 Bedrooms
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Whitfield, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tanks Arts Centre, Red Arrow Walk and Flecker Botanic Gardens. Mount Whitfield Conservation Park and Skydive The Reef Cairns are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Poinciana Lodge Secluded Holiday House Get Rates
      Poinciana Lodge Secluded Holiday House

      Poinciana Lodge Secluded Holiday House

      28 Collins Ave, Edge Hill, QLD
      Poinciana Lodge Secluded Holiday House
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Edge Hill, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Mount Whitfield Conservation Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Marlin Marina. Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Reef Fleet Terminal are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Spacious and Light Beach House - 7 Mins From Cairns CBD Get Rates
        Spacious and Light Beach House - 7 Mins From Cairns CBD

        Spacious and Light Beach House - 7 Mins From Cairns CBD

        5-7 Devlex Court, Machans Beach, QLD
        Spacious and Light Beach House - 7 Mins From Cairns CBD
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located by the ocean, this family-friendly holiday home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Skydive The Reef Cairns, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, and Skyway Rainforest Cableway. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Yorkeys Knob Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Hotels in Nearby Cairns

          Pacific Hotel Cairns AU$125
          Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2020
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          Pacific Hotel Cairns

          Pacific Hotel Cairns

          Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
          Pacific Hotel Cairns
             
            4.2 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            We upgraded our room and the views were fantastic. The room was large and the bed comfy, the bathroom good.

            Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina AU$225
            Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2020
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            Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

            Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

            Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
            Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina
               
              4.3 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Our bed was amazingly comfortable, the staff were wonderful and accommodating. The view was beautiful. We had a great time and would stay again!

              Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$130
              Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2020
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              Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

              Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

              209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
              Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
                 
                4.0 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                They are doing some Reno’s in the lobby. They gave us a free upgrade. Rooms are comfortable but a bit dated in the bathroom and cabinets area. Good water pressure. Very affordable and would definitely stay there again.

                Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove AU$208
                Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2020
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                Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove

                Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove

                123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD
                Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Your hotel is all class, i would thoroughly recommend it

                  Low Priced Cairns Intl. Hotels

                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park AU$54
                  Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2020
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                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                  49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD
                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
                     
                    4.0 of 5
                    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                    Quiet, friendly, very welcoming value for money ķkkķ

                    Aspect Central AU$76
                    Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2020
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                    Aspect Central

                    Aspect Central

                    209 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD
                    Aspect Central
                       
                      3.9 of 5
                      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                      The property is looking a little tired and little things need to be fixed to show that it is cared for. The air con that I had barely coped with the 36oC day that Cairns was having at the time so it was really too hot to sleep. It was a refridgerated air con that fitted through the wall rather than ...

                      Hides Hotel Cairns AU$92
                      Reviewed on 19 Apr. 2020
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                      Hides Hotel Cairns

                      Hides Hotel Cairns

                      87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
                      Hides Hotel Cairns
                         
                        3.9 of 5
                        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                        Quality Service clean and tidy please I will definitely be staying again.

                        Comfort Inn Cairns City AU$89
                        Reviewed on 22 Apr. 2020
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                        Comfort Inn Cairns City

                        Comfort Inn Cairns City

                        183-185 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
                        Comfort Inn Cairns City
                           
                          3.9 of 5
                          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                          Clean and central to city. Will be great place to stay after pandemic is over and restaurant facilities are open again.

                          Luxury Hotels near Cairns Intl.

                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore Get Rates
                          Reviewed on 30 Oct. 2019
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                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

                          1 Veivers Road, Palm Cove, QLD
                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore
                             
                            4.7 of 5
                            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                            Amazing service from time of arrival to time of departure from Cederic. He made us feel welcome and always checking to see if everything was ok. Nothing was too much to organise. Rooms very clean and also the pools were spotless. Can highly recommend Alamanda Palm Cove.

                            Pacific Hotel Cairns AU$125
                            Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2020
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                            Pacific Hotel Cairns

                            Pacific Hotel Cairns

                            Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
                            Pacific Hotel Cairns
                               
                              4.2 of 5
                              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                              We upgraded our room and the views were fantastic. The room was large and the bed comfy, the bathroom good.

                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino AU$199
                              Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020
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                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

                              35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD
                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
                                 
                                4.8 of 5
                                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                Very helpful staff polite and willing to go that little bit extra for us

                                Pullman Cairns International AU$183
                                Reviewed on 9 May 2020
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                                Pullman Cairns International

                                Pullman Cairns International

                                17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
                                Pullman Cairns International
                                   
                                  4.3 of 5
                                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                  Staff attention, Carpet needs attention.otherwise great

                                  Family Friendly Hotels in Cairns

                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel AU$130
                                  Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020
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                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel

                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel

                                  145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel
                                     
                                    4.1 of 5
                                    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                    Cleanliness- rooms serviced everyday - staff friendly and breakfast good value Disappointed that was required to pay to take pool towel off premises to go on a snorkelling trip to the Great Barrier Reef - was his policy should be reviewed Michael

                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park AU$54
                                    Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2020
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                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                                    49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD
                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
                                       
                                      4.0 of 5
                                      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                      Quiet, friendly, very welcoming value for money ķkkķ

                                      Blue Lagoon Resort AU$275
                                      Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020
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                                      Blue Lagoon Resort

                                      Blue Lagoon Resort

                                      22 - 26 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach, QLD
                                      Blue Lagoon Resort
                                         
                                        4.5 of 5
                                        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                        Stayed here numerous times and never disappointed.

                                        Marlin Cove Resort AU$135
                                        Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2020
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                                        Marlin Cove Resort

                                        Marlin Cove Resort

                                        2 Keem St, Trinity Beach, QLD
                                        Marlin Cove Resort
                                           
                                          4.6 of 5
                                          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                          Great family place, good price. Beds need an update.


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