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Flights From Perth (PER) to Cairns (CNS) from AU$115

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Cheapest Flights from Perth (PER) to Cairns (CNS)

Airfares from Perth to Cairns Intl. for one-way flights were as low as AU$115 and round trip flights were AU$413 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Perth to Cairns Flight Information

Find the Cheapest Flights from Perth (PER) to Cairns (CNS)

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

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Traveling From Perth
Origin Airport
Origin Airport IATA Code PER
Traveling To Cairns Intl.
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA Code CNS
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Average Flight Time hours mins
Direct Flight Time hours mins
Flight Price AU$413

FAQs about flights from Perth (PER) to Cairns Intl. (CNS)

Can I take a flight from Perth, WA Airport (PER) to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) right now?

If you're flying from Perth, WA Airport (PER) to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) and wish to avoid getting caught out, check our Covid-19 Travel Advisor prior to booking. It's here you'll discover important info on this destination's quarantine and flying restrictions.

How long is the flight from Perth Airport to CNS?

You'll have approximately 6 hours and 43 minutes to sit around on board your flight from Perth, WA Airport (PER) to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.). It's the ideal opportunity to get a bit of shut-eye, work on your itinerary or binge-watch the latest spine-chilling series.

What airlines fly direct from PER to CNS?

Kick off your holiday in a hurry with Jetstar. This airline operates direct flights between Perth Airport (PER) and Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS), so you'll be exploring in Cairns in no time.

What happens if I need to change my flight booking to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) due to COVID-19?

If your travel plans to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) 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 Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) 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.

How many flights are there from Perth, WA Airport (PER) to Cairns Airport?

If you're keen to make your way to Cairns in a hurry, consider it as good as done. Simply book one of the 27 flights operating on the route between PER and CNS daily.

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 holiday 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: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Tuesday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday 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? Boring old Thursday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights purchased on a Thursday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Tuesday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you're booking early in the week.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2020, our data shows March is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of June 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 June 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 2020 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months prior to travel.

How can I save money on flights?

Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2020 saved close to 50% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Perth to Cairns Flight Deals from AU$413

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 PER to CNS. With heaps of cheap fares from Perth, 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 Perth  

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 Perth from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Cairns in just hour(s) and mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Cairns from Perth 

Choose from flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$413 and rising to AU$451 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 Perth to Cairns today!  

Find cheap airfares to Cairns from Perth 

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 Perth and Cairns
  • Avoid peak season (prices tend to be lower in January)
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and you can usually get cheaper options  

Reasons to book your flights to Cairns from Perth with Wotif

Wotif is a super-easy way to find the best flight for you to Cairns. Get more bang for your buck on flight and hotel or car rental combos and download the free Wotif app to tap into exclusive deals. Book now with Wotif and have a great flight!


Great places to stay after flight from Perth to Cairns

Acacia Court Hotel
Acacia Court Hotel
3.5 out of 5
223-227 Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD
The price is AU$138 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Located in Cairns North, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Marlin Marina and Reef Fleet ...
3.5/5Good! (633 reviews)
"Needs an update"

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2021

Acacia Court Hotel
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
4 out of 5
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
The price is AU$199 per night from 30 Jul. to 30 Jul.
Located in Cairns North, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Private Hospital and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Marlin Marina and Reef Fleet Terminal ...
4.1/5Very Good! (340 reviews)
"We got what we paid for, unfortunately we had to cancel our stay earlier in our holiday due to not having enough rooms to extend our stay by a day."

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2021

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Plaza Hotel
3.5 out of 5
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
The price is AU$140 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
Situated in Cairns, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Muddy's Playground and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Marlin Marina and Reef Fleet Terminal are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (184 reviews)
"A fantastic stay in the Plaza Hotel over the past week. The staff were so welcoming and friendly, always had a smile on their face and welcoming us back each time we walked through reception. The room was spotless, modern and bright! New towels each day and bedding when required with a fridge, tea/coffee ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jul. 2021

Cairns Plaza Hotel
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.