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Cheapest Flights from Maroochydore (MCY) to Cairns (CNS)

One-way flights were as low as AU$85 and round trip flights were AU$170 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.


Maroochydore to Cairns Flight Deals from AU$170

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 MCY to CNS. With heaps of cheap fares from Maroochydore, we guarantee you’ll be arriving to your holiday destination in style without emptying your bank account in the process.

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Flights Fare Calendar Find minimum fare between Sunshine Coast and Cairns Intl. Click this button to get previous days data Click this button to get next days data AU$1,003 AU$860 AU$716 AU$573 AU$430 AU$287 AU$143 AU$0 10 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 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$727 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$830 on Jetstar Price is AU$731 on Jetstar Price is AU$954 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$794 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$973 on Jetstar Price is AU$1,003 on Jetstar Price is AU$859 on Jetstar Price is AU$744 on Jetstar Price is AU$734 on Jetstar Price is AU$750 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$762 on Jetstar Price is AU$664 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$609 on Jetstar Price is AU$671 on Jetstar Price is AU$656 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$658 on Jetstar Price is AU$698 on Jetstar Price is AU$698 on Jetstar Price is AU$616 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$656 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$556 on Virgin Australia

Sunshine Coast to Cairns Intl. Information

Find the Cheapest MCY to CNS Flights

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

Sunshine Coast to Cairns Information

Traveling FromSunshine Coast
Origin AirportSunshine Coast
Origin Airport IATA CodeMCY
Traveling ToCairns Intl.
Destination AirportCairns
Destination Airport IATA CodeCNS
Number of Airlines Serving1
Average Flight Time2 hours 20 mins
Direct Flight Time2 hours 20 mins
Flight PriceAU$170
Address:
Cairns QLD
Australia
IATA Code:
CNS
Longitude:
145.754041
Latitude:
-16.876538
Time Zone:
Australia/Brisbane
Address:
Sunshine Coast QLD
Australia
IATA Code:
MCY
Longitude:
153.088208
Latitude:
-26.60538
Time Zone:
Australia/Brisbane

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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 15 Jun. 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

    Got a room upgrade which was great. Cant think of anything bad to say at this time

    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$130
          Reviewed on 30 Mar. 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

            In these troubled times this establishment welcomed me

            Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$130
            Reviewed on 15 Jun. 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

              Got a room upgrade which was great. Cant think of anything bad to say at this time

              Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina AU$215
              Reviewed on 7 Jun. 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

                Clean, well maintained, excellent service, friendly and helpful staff. Lovely room with amazing ocean views

                Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove AU$223
                Reviewed on 8 Mar. 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

                  Loved the lagoon pool and tranquility pools. Would prefer the pool bar open longer. Prefer the bacon fresher-most days it was difficult to cut and not crispy even at 6am when coming first in the morning.

                  Low Priced Cairns Intl. Hotels

                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park AU$56
                  Reviewed on 2 Jul. 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

                    Yeah it was a good time there , looking forward to staying there on our next trip

                    Aspect Central AU$71
                    Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2019
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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

                      Fairly good location, spacious clean rooms at a very good price. Older style but great value for money

                      Hides Hotel Cairns AU$78
                      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$85
                        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$130
                            Reviewed on 30 Mar. 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

                              In these troubled times this establishment welcomed me

                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino AU$183
                              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$175
                                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$140
                                  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$56
                                    Reviewed on 2 Jul. 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

                                      Yeah it was a good time there , looking forward to staying there on our next trip

                                      Blue Lagoon Resort AU$225
                                      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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