Flights From Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS) from AU$116

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Cheapest Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS)

Airfares from Kingsford Smith Intl. to Cairns Intl. for one-way flights were as low as AU$116 and round trip flights were AU$231 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Best Day to Book Flight from Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS)

Sydney to Cairns Flight Information

Find the Cheapest Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS)

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

Sydney to Cairns Information

Traveling From Kingsford Smith Intl.
Origin Airport Sydney
Origin Airport IATA Code SYD
Traveling To Cairns Intl.
Destination Airport Cairns
Destination Airport IATA Code CNS
Number of Airlines Serving 11
Average Flight Time 1 hours 0 mins
Direct Flight Time 1 hours 0 mins
Flight Price AU$231

FAQs about flights from Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD) to Cairns Intl. (CNS)

Can I take a flight from SYD to CNS right now?

Your first step in planning a flight from Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) to Cairns Airport is to have a squiz at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. It's here you'll find all you need to know about flying restrictions, quarantine and other important policies.

How long is the flight from Mascot Airport to Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS)?

You'll have approximately 5 hours and 46 minutes to while away on your flight from Sydney to Cairns. Here's your opportunity to get some beauty sleep, work on your itinerary or binge-watch the latest gripping series.

What airlines fly direct from Mascot Airport to Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS)?

The very thought of travelling from Sydney to Cairns is thrilling enough. But there's more awesome news. A variety of airlines offer nonstop flights, including Jetstar and Virgin Australia. You'll be ordering your fourth round at your hotel bar before you even realise.

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

If your travel plans to Cairns Intl. Airport (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 Cairns Airport 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 Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) to Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS)?

If you'd like to travel between Mascot Airport and CNS at the beginning of the week, somewhere in the middle or even on a Sunday, consider it done. Check out the 19 flights available each day and off you go.

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 Wotif.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Address:
Cairns QLD,
Australia
IATA code:
CNS
Longitude:
145.754041
Latitude:
-16.876538
Time zone:
Australia/Brisbane
Address:
Sydney NSW,
Australia
IATA code:
SYD
Longitude:
151.179898
Latitude:
-33.932922
Time zone:
Australia/Sydney

Sydney to Cairns Flight Deals from AU$231

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 SYD to CNS. With heaps of cheap fares from Sydney, 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 Sydney  

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 Sydney from 10 different airlines. If you click the ‘direct flights’ box, you see flights that’ll get you to Cairns in just 1 hour(s) and 0 mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Cairns from Sydney 

Choose from 12 flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$231 and rising to AU$261 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 Sydney to Cairns today!  

Find cheap airfares to Cairns from Sydney 

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

Reasons to book your flights to Cairns from Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
4 out of 5
209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
The price is AU$115 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Located in Cairns North, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Private Hospital and Cairns Esplanade. Esplanade Lagoon and Reef Hotel Casino are also ...
4/5 Very Good! (335 reviews)
"Great friendly staff upon arrival and the place is so clean. I enjoyed the convenience of the resort and within walking distance of most areas i wanted to go to. Nice and safe feeling. Some rooms get noisy and it disrupts your enjoyment of stay, but overall, very good resort."

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2022

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
Cairns Sheridan Hotel
Cairns Sheridan Hotel
4 out of 5
295 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD
The price is AU$137 per night from 25 Feb. to 26 Feb.
Located in Cairns North, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cairns Esplanade Charles Street Parkland, Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (610 reviews)
"Your refurbishment is great,but the new refrigerators are rubbish, drinks cant get cold and no ice ,they are allso very small.It is for thst resson only i will be staying elsewhere in the future."

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2022

Cairns Sheridan Hotel
Spacious and light beach house - 7 mins from Cairns CBD
Spacious and light beach house - 7 mins from Cairns CBD
5-7 Devlex Court, Cairns, QLD
This family-friendly Cairns holiday home is located by the ocean, 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Skyway Rainforest ...
Spacious and light beach house - 7 mins from Cairns CBD
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 Wotif.com 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.