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Melbourne to Cairns - Flight Route Schedule

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

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Tullamarine to Cairns Intl. Information

Tullamarine to Cairns Intl. Flight FAQ

Origin Airport IATA Code MEL
Destination Airport IATA Code CNS
Number Of Flight Options 1
Flight Price AU$200
Average Flight Time 2 hours 21 minutes
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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question : When should I check in for my flight from Tullamarine to Cairns Intl.?
    Answer : On international flights, like Tullamarine to Cairns Intl., make sure you arrive at the Tullamarine Airport with at least 3 hours to check your bags, go through security, and find your gate before your flight. Every airline has its own check-in policies and procedures, so make sure to read through those on their website when you book your flight from Tullamarine airport to Cairns Intl. airport.
  • Question : How long is the flight from Tullamarine (MEL) to Cairns Intl. (CNS)?
    Answer : If you're flying from MEL to CNS, the flight will take somewhere between 3 hours, 20 minutes to 3 hours, 25 minutes depending on stops. The average flight time from MEL to CNS is 3 hours, 22 minutes, 48 seconds. Remember that indirect flights and flights with long layovers will take longer.
  • Question : How many flights are there from MEL to CNS?
    Answer : With over 11 airline that fly from MEL to CNS, you are sure to have plenty of choices. There are about 452 flights per week with airfare starting as low as AU$200.
  • Question : What are the best deals on roundtrip flights from Tullamarine to Cairns Intl.?
    Answer : If you're looking for a great deal on your next trip from Tullamarine to Cairns Intl. Wotif has you covered. With flights to Cairns Intl. starting at AU$200 there's no reason not to plan your next holiday with Wotif.
  • Question : What airlines fly from Tullamarine (MEL) to Cairns Intl. (CNS)?
    Answer : Certain airlines fly to Cairns Intl. (CNS) from Tullamarine (MEL) more often than others. If you're interested in booking with one of the airlines that flies this route most frequently, check out our selection of airlines below:
    • V Australia Airlines - 107 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Tullamarine.
    • Qantas - 95 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Tullamarine.
    • Hong Kong Airlines - 72 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Tullamarine.
    • Singapore Airlines - 70 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Tullamarine.
    • Jetstar Airways - 61 flight per week between Cairns Intl. and Tullamarine.
  • Question : Where can I find a cheap rental car deal at CNS?
    Answer : Book a car hire you can pick up at Cairns Intl. CNS in Cairns Intl. as soon as you land. How handy is that? We’ve found some sweet deals on reliable car hires so check out the top rental car deals at Cairns Intl. starting at NZ 34.00 per day:
    • Sixt has a 3-door Hyundai i20 Compact available at Cairns Intl. starting at NZ $34.00 per day.*
    • Enterprise has a 5-door Kia Rio Economy available at Cairns Intl. starting at NZ $54.00 per day.*
    • Firefly has a 5-door Toyota Yaris Economy available at Cairns Intl. starting at NZ $41.00 per day.*
    • Hertz has a 5-door Toyota Yaris Economy available at Cairns Intl. starting at NZ $34.00 per day.*
  • Question : What are the best hotels in Cairns Intl.
    Answer : Once you arrive in Cairns Intl. you're going to want an awesome hotel to check into, that's comfy and close to all the important stuff. We've put together a list of some of the top hotels throughout Cairns Intl. with the lowest prices. Check out some of the top Cairns Intl. hotels near the action:
    • Southern Cross Atrium Apartments - 4.00 stars - Located in the heart of Cairns, this apartment is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Cairns Civic Theatre and The Cultural Place are also wit
    • Blue Lagoon Resort - 4.50 stars - Situated on the waterfront, this luxury apartment is within 6 mi (10 km) of Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Tropical Zoo, and Tjapukai Cultural Park. Clifton Beach and Cattana Wetlands are also within 6 mi (10 km).
    • Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns - 4.00 stars - This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Base Hospital and Muddy's Playground. Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns - 4.50 stars - Located in the heart of Cairns, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cairns Esplanade and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Center of Contemporary Arts and Jute Theatre are also within 5 minu

Epic Hotels in Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$135
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 1,010 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in the heart of Cairns North, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Night Markets and Esplanade Lagoon are also within 15 minutes. Cairns Station is 25 minutes by foot.

    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside AU$118
    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

    209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
       
      4.3
      of 5, from 913 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      This family-friendly Cairns North hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cairns Aquarium, Cairns Esplanade, and Cairns Night Markets. Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Cairns Convention Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Pacific Hotel Cairns AU$149
      Pacific Hotel Cairns

      Pacific Hotel Cairns

      Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
         
        4.4
        of 5, from 873 reviews
        4.5 out of 5.0

        Located adjacent to the Esplanade lagoon in the city center of Cairns, this hotel is near shopping, The Reef Hotel Casino Cairns, the Reef Fleet Terminal, and 8 km from the international airport.

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns AU$139
        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

        121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 441 reviews
          4.5 out of 5.0

          Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from Center of Contemporary Arts and Cairns Esplanade. Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Night Markets are also within 10 minutes. Cairns Station is 20 minutes by foot.


          Holiday Packages from Tullamarine Airport (MEL) to Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS)

          *Prices are "from" prices based on the lowest available fare on the sample travel dates for one adult and will be confirmed prior to any payment being made. The price is not guaranteed until paid in full by cleared funds and your tickets are issued. Fees may apply for checked baggage. There may be an additional fee based on your payment type and flight selected. Total purchase price, inclusive of any applicable fees, is displayed on the flight details page prior to booking confirmation. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Fares may be non-refundable (subject to applicable laws) and are not transferable. Name changes may not be permitted. Offers are subject to availability and may be discontinued without notice. Conditions apply.