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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$159 and round trip flights were AU$229 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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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 16
Average Flight Time 3 hours 5 mins
Direct Flight Time 3 hours 5 mins
Flight Price AU$229

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Sydney to Cairns Flight Deals from AU$229

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 3 hour(s) and 5 mins, too.   

Snap up great deals on flights to Cairns from Sydney 

Choose from 28 flights a day on average, with prices starting at AU$229 and rising to AU$255 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 July)
  • Be flexible with your travel dates and you can usually get cheaper options  

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Great places to stay after flight from Sydney to Cairns

Acacia Court Hotel
Acacia Court Hotel
3.5 out of 5
223-227 Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD, 4870
The price is AU$117 per night from 12 Jul. to 13 Jul.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
3.4/5 Good! (609 reviews)
"The property was pretty well run down there was no restaurant and the place to do with some love and attention but I’m pretty sure once we allowed to have international travelers eight will get a lot better"

Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2022

Acacia Court Hotel
Cairns Sheridan Hotel
Cairns Sheridan Hotel
4 out of 5
295 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD, 4870
The price is AU$183 per night from 29 Jul. to 30 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (598 reviews)
"Place is old and’s a long way from central Cairns a good 3km walk so not convenient especially in the hotter climate. Pool was so tiny! Photos are very misleading. Very clean rooms though."

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2022

Cairns Sheridan Hotel
 Hotel Tropiq
Hotel Tropiq
3 out of 5
179 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD, 4870
The price is AU$182 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.3/5 (4 reviews)
"I came in late and had easy access and left early, staff met my needs ,were cheerful , pleasant and curteous"

Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2022

Hotel Tropiq
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.