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

One-way flights were as low as AU$104 and round trip flights were AU$190 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Flights Review

Dec 28, 2019

On time all went well

Jun 1, 2019

I didn’t like the fact that we booked a package deal to Qld including flights and you sat us apart so we had no choice but to pay $5 extra to change seats. That is a rort

Dec 27, 2018

Entertainment could improve

Nov 3, 2018

Some free water would be niice

Sep 1, 2018

Just more leg room be nice

Aug 10, 2018

Cannot remember the name of the young lady that checked our baggage but she was so lovely, friendly and helpful

Jul 12, 2018

Flight on time. Very happy

Jun 12, 2018

very accurately on time

May 18, 2018

Monique our senior hostess was exceptional

Apr 16, 2018

Issue with group check in of baggage but staff were patient and helpful sorting it out.


Sydney to Cairns Flight Deals from AU$190

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.

Best Days To Fly To CNS From SYD

Flights Fare Calendar Find minimum fare between Kingsford Smith Intl. and Cairns Intl. Click this button to get previous days data Click this button to get next days data AU$2,013 AU$1,725 AU$1,438 AU$1,150 AU$863 AU$575 AU$288 AU$0 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M Price is AU$2,013 on Qantas Airways

Kingsford Smith Intl. to Cairns Intl. Information

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.

to Information

Traveling FromKingsford Smith Intl.
Origin Airport
Origin Airport IATA CodeSYD
Traveling ToCairns Intl.
Destination Airport
Destination Airport IATA CodeCNS
Number of Airlines Serving
Average Flight Time hours mins
Direct Flight Time hours mins
Flight PriceAU$190

FAQs about flights from to

How long is the flight from Sydney Airport to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

The typical travel time between Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) and Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) is roughly 3 hours and 30 minutes. If you'd rather not stare out the window the whole time, pack a book or load up your phone with movies to entertain yourself.

What airlines fly direct from Sydney Airport to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

Skip the stress of running through an unfamiliar airport to make your connecting flight when flying from Sydney to Cairns. A range of airlines have nonstop flights. Have a squiz at Jetstar and Virgin Australia to get you started.

How many flights are there from Sydney Airport to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

Whether you want to fly between Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) and Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) at the start of the week, mid-week or even on a lazy Sunday, it's a done deal. Have a stickybeak at the 22 flights available each day and off you go.

Sydney Airport to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) Flying Tips How to survive a long flight:
  • Keep away from that super strong coffee and even that fancy craft beer. Water should be the drink you reach for. If you're not into plain ol' H2O, try adding a few herbs or chopped citrus fruits to switch up the taste (or buy flavoured water at the airport).
  • Your seat will be your own little world for many hours, so carefully pick where you sit. An aisle seat is great for flyers who want to wander the cabin. If your goal is to steer clear of screaming kiddies, sit yourself toward the back.
  • Try to resist the temptation of stocking up on sugary treats at the airport and take some healthy nibbles from home. Think foods like salads and sandwiches. You'll save a few bucks and make your nutritionist happy.
  • Take the time to relax. Finally finish that book, listen to a guided meditation or open your notepad and start planning your adventures.
  • Get a comfy neck pillow. Whatever your sleeping style preference, you'll discover plenty of innovative designs that'll help send even the most fidgety traveller off to dreamland.
What to wear on a long flight:
  • There's no reason you can't look elegant and comfy all at once. Put on some pants that stretch (and we don't mean jammies or baggy sweats) and pair them with a T-shirt and flat, enclosed shoes. Add a cosy jacket for extra warmth on the plane.
  • For some people, blood clots can pose a serious risk on long-distance flights. You can help prevent deep vein thrombosis by walking around the cabin and wearing that trusty pair of compression socks to encourage blood circulation. You can also do some leg lifts and clench your toes while seated.
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

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Find the Perfect Hotel for After Your Flight

Epic Hotels near Cairns Intl.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$130
Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020
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Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
     
    4.1 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Top compliments to management and staff as I requested a quietly positioned room if possible and they obliged with a delightful room at the end of a corridor with wonderful ocean views. I slept blissfully for my 3 night stay. Parking was also on the premises and only $13/day.

    Trinity Beach Hideaway 4 Bedrooms Get Rates
    Trinity Beach Hideaway 4 Bedrooms

    Trinity Beach Hideaway 4 Bedrooms

    Cairns Beaches, Whitfield, QLD
    Trinity Beach Hideaway 4 Bedrooms
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Whitfield, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tanks Arts Centre, Red Arrow Walk and Flecker Botanic Gardens. Mount Whitfield Conservation Park and Skydive The Reef Cairns are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Poinciana Lodge Secluded Holiday House Get Rates
      Poinciana Lodge Secluded Holiday House

      Poinciana Lodge Secluded Holiday House

      28 Collins Ave, Edge Hill, QLD
      Poinciana Lodge Secluded Holiday House
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Edge Hill, this holiday home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Red Arrow Walk and within 3 miles (5 km) of Cairns Esplanade and Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Cairns Night Markets and Esplanade Lagoon are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Spacious and Light Beach House - 7 Mins From Cairns CBD Get Rates
        Spacious and Light Beach House - 7 Mins From Cairns CBD

        Spacious and Light Beach House - 7 Mins From Cairns CBD

        5-7 Devlex Court, Machans Beach, QLD
        Spacious and Light Beach House - 7 Mins From Cairns CBD
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located by the ocean, this family-friendly holiday home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Skydive The Reef Cairns, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, and Skyway Rainforest Cableway. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Yorkeys Knob Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Hotels in Nearby Cairns

          Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns AU$130
          Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020
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          Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

          Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

          209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
          Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
             
            4.1 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Top compliments to management and staff as I requested a quietly positioned room if possible and they obliged with a delightful room at the end of a corridor with wonderful ocean views. I slept blissfully for my 3 night stay. Parking was also on the premises and only $13/day.

            Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort AU$143
            Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2020
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            Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

            Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

            122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
            Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
               
              4.1 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nice place to stay, standard room was basic but the bed was so comfortable.

              Pullman Cairns International AU$167
              Reviewed on 9 May 2020
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              Pullman Cairns International

              Pullman Cairns International

              17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
              Pullman Cairns International
                 
                4.5 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Staff attention, Carpet needs attention.otherwise great

                Cairns Queens Court AU$79
                Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2020
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                Cairns Queens Court

                Cairns Queens Court

                167-173 Sheridan St, Cairns North, QLD
                Cairns Queens Court
                   
                  3.7 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The Property was close to Town centre and Esplanade, which was handy and the Motel offered Breakfast with the room price. Which is not usually included in the price. I thought over all a great stay in all. Nothing negative to report all staff were friendly and helpful.

                  Low Priced Cairns Intl. Hotels

                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park AU$76
                  Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020
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                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                  49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD
                  Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
                     
                    4.0 of 5
                    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                    Overall is a bit old, oven in the camp kitchen rubber seal was broken so it was unusable. Still happy with the stay

                    Aspect Central AU$71
                    Reviewed on 6 Aug. 2019
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                    Aspect Central

                    Aspect Central

                    209 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD
                    Aspect Central
                       
                      3.9 of 5
                      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                      Fairly good location, spacious clean rooms at a very good price. Older style but great value for money

                      Hides Hotel Cairns AU$80
                      Reviewed on 19 Apr. 2020
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                      Hides Hotel Cairns

                      Hides Hotel Cairns

                      87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD
                      Hides Hotel Cairns
                         
                        3.9 of 5
                        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                        Quality Service clean and tidy please I will definitely be staying again.

                        Comfort Inn Cairns City AU$89
                        Reviewed on 22 Apr. 2020
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                        Comfort Inn Cairns City

                        Comfort Inn Cairns City

                        183-185 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
                        Comfort Inn Cairns City
                           
                          3.9 of 5
                          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                          Clean and central to city. Will be great place to stay after pandemic is over and restaurant facilities are open again.

                          Luxury Hotels near Cairns Intl.

                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore Get Rates
                          Reviewed on 30 Oct. 2019
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                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

                          1 Veivers Road, Palm Cove, QLD
                          Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore
                             
                            4.7 of 5
                            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                            Amazing service from time of arrival to time of departure from Cederic. He made us feel welcome and always checking to see if everything was ok. Nothing was too much to organise. Rooms very clean and also the pools were spotless. Can highly recommend Alamanda Palm Cove.

                            Pacific Hotel Cairns AU$165
                            Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2020
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                            Pacific Hotel Cairns

                            Pacific Hotel Cairns

                            Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
                            Pacific Hotel Cairns
                               
                              4.4 of 5
                              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                              In these troubled times this establishment welcomed me

                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino Get Rates
                              Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020
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                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

                              35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD
                              Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
                                 
                                4.8 of 5
                                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                Very helpful staff polite and willing to go that little bit extra for us

                                Pullman Cairns International AU$167
                                Reviewed on 9 May 2020
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                                Pullman Cairns International

                                Pullman Cairns International

                                17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
                                Pullman Cairns International
                                   
                                  4.5 of 5
                                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                  Staff attention, Carpet needs attention.otherwise great

                                  Family Friendly Hotels in Cairns

                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel Get Rates
                                  Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020
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                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel

                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel

                                  145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD
                                  Cairns Plaza Hotel
                                     
                                    4.2 of 5
                                    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                    Cleanliness- rooms serviced everyday - staff friendly and breakfast good value Disappointed that was required to pay to take pool towel off premises to go on a snorkelling trip to the Great Barrier Reef - was his policy should be reviewed Michael

                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park AU$76
                                    Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020
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                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

                                    49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD
                                    Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
                                       
                                      4.0 of 5
                                      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                      Overall is a bit old, oven in the camp kitchen rubber seal was broken so it was unusable. Still happy with the stay

                                      Blue Lagoon Resort AU$225
                                      Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020
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                                      Blue Lagoon Resort

                                      Blue Lagoon Resort

                                      22 - 26 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach, QLD
                                      Blue Lagoon Resort
                                         
                                        4.5 of 5
                                        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                        Stayed here numerous times and never disappointed.

                                        Marlin Cove Resort AU$178
                                        Reviewed on 7 Feb. 2020
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                                        Marlin Cove Resort

                                        Marlin Cove Resort

                                        2 Keem St, Trinity Beach, QLD
                                        Marlin Cove Resort
                                           
                                          4.6 of 5
                                          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                          Pools, Scenery and location along with wildlife was fantastic


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