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Cheapest Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Cairns (CNS)

One-way flights were as low as AU$95 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.

Flights Review

Mar 15, 2020

Flight was very good - entertainment would have made it perfect!

Feb 29, 2020

Onboard staff excellent

Jul 2, 2019

Thanks for a good flight.

Dec 14, 2018

First time things went without a hitch

Nov 26, 2018

No qifi on flight and no screen for peraonal entertainment. Found out after we took off that needed to download entertainment app before boarding.

Sep 24, 2018

Some staff at Melb. Airport were rude

Sep 18, 2018

Cost of a cup of tea = $4.00 Small Bottle of water =$4.00 Come-on great real, fuel for a car is only $1.55 A LITRE!!!

Sep 8, 2018

Staff seem a bit preoccupied. Fine tune the customer service

Aug 31, 2018

The staff were amazing. My son was motion sick and they took doen the back and looked after him perfectly. Thank you

Aug 26, 2018

Moved to an exit row👍


Melbourne 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 MEL to CNS. With heaps of cheap fares from Melbourne, 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 MEL

Flights Fare Calendar Find minimum fare between Tullamarine and Cairns Intl. Click this button to get previous days data Click this button to get next days data AU$850 AU$729 AU$607 AU$486 AU$364 AU$243 AU$121 AU$0 4 5 6 7 8 9 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 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$579 on Jetstar Price is AU$850 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$565 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$645 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$784 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$654 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$592 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$519 on Qantas Airways Price is AU$653 on Qantas Airways

Tullamarine to Cairns Intl. Information

Find the Cheapest MEL to CNS Flights

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

to Information

Traveling FromTullamarine
Origin Airport
Origin Airport IATA CodeMEL
Traveling ToCairns Intl.
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA CodeCNS
Number of Airlines Serving
Average Flight Time hours mins
Direct Flight Time hours mins
Flight PriceAU$182

FAQs about flights from Tullamarine (MEL) to Cairns Intl. (CNS)

Tullamarine Airport to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) Flying Tips How to survive a long flight:
  • Make water your drink of choice. Beverages such as coffee, tea and booze can leave your skin looking puffy and dry when you arrive, and more seriously, dehydrate you. Kick-off your trip feeling healthy as a horse instead.
  • Picking the most comfortable seat is the key to arriving at your destination in good nick. Every aircraft has a slightly different seating configuration, so do some research first before reserving your spot.
  • Keep your belly satisfied. Nutritious bites such as oatmeal biscuits, grain crackers and hummus packs are great to nibble on during a long flight.
  • Load your laptop with your favourite movies, playlists and e-books in case you get tired of the in-flight entertainment. A pair of noise-cancelling headphones will come in useful too.
  • A good neck pillow is a must-have. As well as getting some decent rest, you'll reduce your chances of developing a strained neck. Research online for a design that fits your needs.
What to wear on a long flight:
  • Say yes to loose-fitting pants and tops and no to skin-tight jeans. Dress in layers with pieces like a T-shirt, cardi and jumper to deal with temperature changes.
  • Be wise to the risks of DVT (deep vein thrombosis). This potentially life-threatening condition can be caused by sitting for long periods of time, such as when flying. A comfy pair of compression tights and some easy leg stretches will help to improve blood circulation and lessen the chances of blood clots developing.
Address:
Cairns QLD
Australia
IATA Code:
CNS
Longitude:
145.754041
Latitude:
-16.876538
Time Zone:
Australia/Brisbane
Address:
Melbourne VIC
Australia
IATA Code:
MEL
Longitude:
144.843013
Latitude:
-37.673295
Time Zone:
Australia/Sydney

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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$125
          Reviewed on 31 Jul. 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

            Property was in great location. Close to shops & cafes.

            Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina AU$215
            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

              Great location and staff Long walk to get to our room. Two different elevators. Room was worth it though

              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

                Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove AU$208
                Reviewed on 27 Jul. 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

                  Definitely would come back, room was really nice, everything clean and tidy. The pool facilities are great! Right in the heart of Palm Cove, lots of restaurants only a short walk down the road.

                  Low Priced Cairns Intl. Hotels

                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park AU$54
                  Reviewed on 13 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

                    Fantastic place to stay, quiet, pleasant, clean and tidy

                    Aspect Central AU$76
                    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$88
                      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$125
                            Reviewed on 31 Jul. 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

                              Property was in great location. Close to shops & cafes.

                              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$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$135
                                  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 13 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

                                      Fantastic place to stay, quiet, pleasant, clean and tidy

                                      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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