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Cheapest Flights from Gold Coast (OOL) to Cairns (CNS)

Airfares from Coolangatta to Cairns Intl. for one-way flights were as low as AU$119 and round trip flights were AU$192 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.


Best Day to Book Flight from Gold Coast (OOL) to Cairns (CNS)

Gold Coast to Cairns Flight Information

Find the Cheapest Flights from Gold Coast (OOL) to Cairns (CNS)

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

Gold Coast to Cairns Information

Traveling From
Origin Airport
Gold Coast
Origin Airport IATA Code
Traveling To
Cairns Intl.
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA Code
Number of Airlines Serving
Average Flight Time
2 hours 30 mins
Direct Flight Time
2 hours 30 mins
Flight Price

Frequently asked questions

Can I take a flight from Coolangatta Airport (OOL) to Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) right now?
The Covid-19 Travel Advisor is the place to go for important info on Cairns Airport quarantine and flying restrictions. Check before you fly to avoid getting caught in a bind.
How long is the flight from Gold Coast Airport to Cairns Airport?
You’ll have approximately 6 hours and 26 minutes to sit around on your flight from Gold Coast to Cairns. It’s the ideal opportunity to snatch forty winks, finish that book or binge-watch that new thrilling series.
What airlines fly direct from Gold Coast Airport to Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS)?
You can skip the drama of sprinting through an unfamiliar airport to make a connecting flight when jetsetting from Gold Coast to Cairns. A variety of airlines offer direct flights. Have a squiz at Jetstar and Virgin Australia to get you started.
What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Cairns Airport due to COVID-19?
If your travel plans to CNS have been affected by COVID-19, you may be able to make a no-change-fee cancellation and score a credit that you can use on another flight. Sign in to your Wotif account to see if your booking is eligible. If you still have questions, our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more info.
Does Wotif offer flights with flexible change policies?
Some airlines offer the option to change your CNS flight without a fee. That way, you won’t get stung with extra costs — but you’ll have to pay any difference between the old flight and the new one. Stress less by keeping your eye out for the “no change fees” filter when you book.
If I'm planning to fly, what are some airlines that have COVID-19 measures and social distancing rules?
There are many airlines that have social distancing rules and use COVID-19 measures, including Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia. Now you can take that long overdue vacation with confidence knowing that strategies, which may include electrostatic cleaning and providing passenger masks, are in place.
What are the cheapest days to fly?
Here’s an insider tip: Monday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2021, we found that flights departing on a Monday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Saturday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Thursday though; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?
Guess what? It turns out that early in the week is the best time to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2021, we found that flights purchased on a Monday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on the weekend also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Friday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking on that day.
What is the cheapest month to fly?
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2021, our data shows February is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of December can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early if December is your preferred travel month.
How far in advance can you book a flight?
Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2021 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing just 1 week prior to travel.*According to flight demand on from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
Cairns QLD,
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Gold Coast to Cairns Flight Deals from AU$192

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

It’s easy to book flights to Cairns from Gold Coast  

For a huge choice of flights, simply enter your travel dates and hit search and we’ll hunt out fantastic deals on one-way, return and multi-city airfares to Cairns from Gold Coast from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Cairns in just 2 hour(s) and 30 mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Cairns from Gold Coast 

Choose from 2 flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$192 and rising to AU$330 depending on the cabin class, travel dates, and airline carrier. And if you’re up for a last-minute getaway, you can get great deals on flights from Gold Coast to Cairns today!  

Find cheap airfares to Cairns from Gold Coast 

Here are our insider tips for bagging a flight bargain: 

  • Look for midweek flights and late night, early morning arrival and departure times
  • Check out other airports near Gold Coast and Cairns
  • Avoid peak season (prices tend to be lower in March)
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and you can usually get cheaper options  

Reasons to book your flights to Cairns from Gold Coast with Wotif

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Great places to stay after flight from Gold Coast to Cairns

Bohemia Resort Cairns
Bohemia Resort Cairns
3 out of 5
231 Mcleod Street, Cairns North, QLD
The price is AU$104 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
per night
1 Nov - 2 Nov
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland ...
6.4/10 (1,001 reviews)
"The staff were helpful. Enjoyed oyr stay."

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2023

Bohemia Resort Cairns
Acacia Court Hotel
Acacia Court Hotel
3.5 out of 5
223-227 Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
The price is AU$132 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
per night
1 Nov - 2 Nov
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free parking, breakfast, and room service. Popular attractions Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Esplanade ...
6.2/10 (999 reviews)
"While peaceful and in a great location while generally clean the rooms need more attention to detail around the edges, windows need cleaning etc. on a side note our room was opened(no safety chain/bar)in the early hours of the morning and a light turned on and the door slammed by unknown person on ..."

Reviewed on 24 Sep. 2023

Acacia Court Hotel
Crystalbrook Flynn
Crystalbrook Flynn
5 out of 5
85 Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$265 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
per night
29 Oct - 30 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the property condition in our reviews. Popular ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (326 reviews)
"The hotel itself is beautiful. The staff were phenomenal. Big special thanks to Ahmad who took care of us from the moment we checked in. Super welcoming personable guy, always friendly and willing to help. The bellhop was always helpful with luggage as well from the check in to check out. They both ..."

Reviewed on 27 Sep. 2023

Crystalbrook Flynn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.