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Sydney to Cairns - Flight Route Schedule

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

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Find the Cheapest SYD to CNS Flights

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 Flight Deals from AU$198

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.

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Compare popular airlines departing Sydney (SYD) and book your cheap flights today. With 400+ airlines available on Wotif, finding cheap airfares at Cairns (CNS) and Sydney (SYD) has never been easier!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question : When should I check in for my flight from Kingsford Smith Intl. to Cairns Intl.?
    Answer : On international flights, like Kingsford Smith Intl. to Cairns Intl., make sure you arrive at the Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport with at least 3 hours 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 Kingsford Smith Intl. airport to Cairns Intl. airport.
  • Question : How long is the flight from Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD) to Cairns Intl. (CNS)?
    Answer : If you're flying from SYD to CNS, the flight will take somewhere between 3 hours to 3 hours, 5 minutes depending on stops. The average flight time from SYD to CNS is 3 hours, 4 minutes, 15 seconds. Remember that indirect flights and flights with long layovers will take longer.
  • Question : How many flights are there from SYD to CNS?
    Answer : With over 8 airlines that fly from SYD to CNS, you are sure to have plenty of choices. There are about 246 flights per week with airfare starting as low as AU$198.
  • Question : What are the best deals on roundtrip flights from Kingsford Smith Intl. to Cairns Intl.?
    Answer : If you're looking for a great deal on your next trip from Kingsford Smith Intl. to Cairns Intl. Wotif has you covered. With flights to Cairns Intl. starting at AU$198 there's no reason not to plan your next holiday with Wotif.
  • Question : What airlines fly from Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD) to Cairns Intl. (CNS)?
    Answer : Certain airlines fly to Cairns Intl. (CNS) from Kingsford Smith Intl. (SYD) 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 - 81 flight per week between Cairns Intl. and Kingsford Smith Intl..
    • V Australia Airlines - 63 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Kingsford Smith Intl..
    • Jetstar Airways - 57 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Kingsford Smith Intl..
    • Bangkok Airways - 11 flight per week between Cairns Intl. and Kingsford Smith Intl..
    • Hainan Airlines - 10 flights per week between Cairns Intl. and Kingsford Smith Intl..
  • 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 NZ 34.00 per day:
    • Sixt has a 3-door Hyundai i20 Compact available at Cairns Intl. starting at NZ $34.00 per day.*
    • Enterprise has a 5-door Kia Rio Economy available at Cairns Intl. starting at NZ $54.00 per day.*
    • Firefly has a 5-door Toyota Yaris Economy available at Cairns Intl. starting at NZ $41.00 per day.*
    • Hertz has a 5-door Toyota Yaris Economy available at Cairns Intl. starting at NZ $34.00 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:
    • Southern Cross Atrium Apartments - 4.00 stars - Located in the heart of Cairns, this apartment is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Cairns Civic Theatre and The Cultural Place are also wit
    • Blue Lagoon Resort - 4.50 stars - Situated on the waterfront, this luxury apartment is within 6 mi (10 km) of Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Tropical Zoo, and Tjapukai Cultural Park. Clifton Beach and Cattana Wetlands are also within 6 mi (10 km).
    • 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).
    • 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

Epic Hotels in Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$92
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North
     
    4.2
    of 5, from 1,001 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in the heart of Cairns North, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns Esplanade, and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Cairns Night Markets and Esplanade Lagoon are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside AU$100
    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

    Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside

    209-217 The Esplanade, Cairns North
       
      4.3
      of 5, from 910 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cairns Aquarium, Cairns Night Markets, and Cairns Esplanade. Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Cairns Convention Centre are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Pacific Hotel Cairns AU$135
      Pacific Hotel Cairns

      Pacific Hotel Cairns

      Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns
         
        4.4
        of 5, from 865 reviews
        4.5 out of 5.0

        Located adjacent to the Esplanade lagoon in the city center of Cairns, this hotel is near shopping, The Reef Hotel Casino Cairns, the Reef Fleet Terminal, and 8 km from the international airport.

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns AU$127
        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns

        121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 439 reviews
          4.5 out of 5.0

          Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from Cairns Esplanade, Kick Contemporary Arts, and Center of Contemporary Arts. Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Night Markets are also within 6 mi (10 km).


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