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

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Melbourne to Cairns Flight Deals from AU$171

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.

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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$601 AU$515 AU$429 AU$343 AU$258 AU$172 AU$86 AU$0 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 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 F Price is AU$601 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$474 on Jetstar Price is AU$550 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$516 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$516 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$516 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$476 on Jetstar Price is AU$270 on Jetstar Price is AU$500 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$527 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$430 on Jetstar Price is AU$478 on Jetstar Price is AU$516 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$516 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$527 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$420 on Jetstar Price is AU$538 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$516 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$420 on Jetstar Price is AU$533 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$507 on Jetstar Price is AU$516 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$478 on Jetstar Price is AU$516 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$516 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$516 on Virgin Australia Price is AU$452 on Jetstar Price is AU$462 on Jetstar Price is AU$511 on Jetstar

Find the Perfect Hotel for After Your Flight

Epic Hotels near Cairns Intl.

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort AU$209
Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2019
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Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
     
    4.4 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    It was all of its 5 stars. Staff were all great.got upgraded on my room. The veiw was awesome and the food was great. Bed was great to sleep on. 👍👍👍

    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside AU$136
    Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019
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    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

    209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Friendly staff. Great Breakfast and dinner was excellent.

      Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$148
      Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2019
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      Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

      Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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

        Very accessible. Had parking at $13 and easy to get in and out of. Room setup good with bunk and heated pool

        Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina AU$164
        Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019
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        Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

        Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

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

          The reception area was underwhelming and the shopping centre very disappointing. The room itself was exceptional. Excellent attention to detail. Great outlook. Helicopter landing and takeoff was annoying.

          Hotels in Nearby Cairns

          Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina AU$164
          Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019
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          Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

          Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

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

            The reception area was underwhelming and the shopping centre very disappointing. The room itself was exceptional. Excellent attention to detail. Great outlook. Helicopter landing and takeoff was annoying.

            Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort AU$209
            Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2019
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            Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

            Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

            131-141 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
            Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort
               
              4.4 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              It was all of its 5 stars. Staff were all great.got upgraded on my room. The veiw was awesome and the food was great. Bed was great to sleep on. 👍👍👍

              Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$148
              Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2019
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              Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

              Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

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

                Very accessible. Had parking at $13 and easy to get in and out of. Room setup good with bunk and heated pool

                Pacific Hotel Cairns AU$165
                Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2019
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                Pacific Hotel Cairns

                Pacific Hotel Cairns

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

                  Close to the marina, excellent restaurant. Would have liked it if the bar was open earlier.

                  Low Priced Cairns Intl. Hotels

                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park AU$53
                  Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2019
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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

                    Great place my family enjoyed it great place for a family holiday

                    Aspect Central AU$75
                    Reviewed on 14 Jul. 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

                      Comfortable and clean good location close to the city, hospital and handy to the airport for

                      Hides Hotel Cairns AU$94
                      Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2019
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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

                        In excellent walking distance to everything to central cairns. The property itself is old but it’s fine for short stays. Attracts a lot of the young backpacker crowd so can get noisy late at night when they come back from the clubs. Staff are friendly and helpful.

                        Comfort Inn Cairns City AU$109
                        Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2019
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                        Comfort Inn Cairns City

                        Comfort Inn Cairns City

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

                          Comfy. Close to hospital and amenities. Tidy place .

                          Luxury Hotels near Cairns Intl.

                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore AU$366
                          Reviewed on 20 Jun. 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

                            The Wi-Fi was unfortunately down for the first four nights, and then when it came back on it was only usable from upstairs and not downstairs, so that was disappointing, but the staff were super friendly, and very helpful in suggesting places to go/see etc, especially Eboni and Dan.

                            Pacific Hotel Cairns AU$165
                            Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2019
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                            Pacific Hotel Cairns

                            Pacific Hotel Cairns

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

                              Close to the marina, excellent restaurant. Would have liked it if the bar was open earlier.

                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino AU$220
                              Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2019
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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

                                Hotel is well situated so it's convenient to get to and from. Room was very clean which is a major plus. Restaurants, bar areas also good and typical of a hotel. Recommended,

                                Pullman Cairns International AU$183
                                Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2019
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                                Pullman Cairns International

                                Pullman Cairns International

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

                                  Location was good. But no way it’s a 5 star hotel. Carpets were dirty, beds uncomfortable and moved when you sit with your back against the bed head.

                                  Family Friendly Hotels in Cairns

                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel AU$144
                                  Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2019
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                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel

                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel

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

                                    Location was amazing. Housekeeping were very friendly and must have been so patient of our sometimes late starts. Breakfast waitress was lovely and helpful. Desk staff, other than one man seemed grumpy.

                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park AU$53
                                    Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2019
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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

                                      Great place my family enjoyed it great place for a family holiday

                                      Blue Lagoon Resort Get Rates
                                      Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2019
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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

                                        Every aspect was excellent. Clean, conveniently located, restaurants to select from with discounts available attached to the accommodation. Walking tracks, easy access to Cairns and tourist attractions. Most enjoyable.

                                        Marlin Cove Resort AU$170
                                        Reviewed on 30 May 2019
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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

                                          Awesome location with friendly staff. Kids and wife loved it which means i was happy too.

                                          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.

                                          Tullamarine to Cairns Intl. Flight FAQ

                                          Origin Airport IATA Code MEL
                                          Destination Airport IATA Code CNS
                                          Number Of Flight Options 1
                                          Flight Price AU$250
                                          Average Flight Time 3 hours 22 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 domestic flights, like Tullamarine to Cairns Intl., make sure you arrive at the Tullamarine Airport at least 2 hours before boarding 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, 51 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 431 flight per week with airfare starting as low as AU$171.
                                          • 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$171 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:
                                            • Qantas - 128 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Tullamarine.
                                            • V Australia Airlines - 83 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Tullamarine.
                                            • Singapore Airlines - 61 flight per week between Cairns Intl. and Tullamarine.
                                            • Jetstar Airways - 57 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Tullamarine.
                                            • Hawaiian Airlines - 39 flights 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 AU 35.14 per day:
                                            • Sixt has a 3-door Hyundai i20 Compact Car available at Cairns Intl. starting at AU $35.14 per day.*
                                            • Budget has a 5-door Suzuki Swift Compact Car available at Cairns Intl. starting at AU $39.57 per day.*
                                            • Thrifty has a 3-door Toyota Yaris Economy Car available at Cairns Intl. starting at AU $40.43 per day.*
                                            • Avis has a 5-door Kia Rio Compact Car available at Cairns Intl. starting at AU $40.71 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:
                                            • 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
                                            • 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).
                                            • Shangri-La Hotel- The Marina - 5.00 stars - With its location directly on Marlin Marina, above Pier Shopping Complex, and next to the Esplanade, this hotel is within 1 km of Cairns's city center, convention venue, and watercraft tour terminals.
                                            • Pullman Cairns International - 5.00 stars - A one-block walk from the Esplanade and from the departure terminal for the Barrier Reef, the hotel is also less than five minutes' walk from Cairns' shopping, entertainment, and restaurant district.
                                          *Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.