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Cheap flights from Cairns to Adelaide

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cairns (CNS) to Adelaide (ADL)

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to ADL flight in 2021: compare Cairns to Adelaide flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Adelaide.
CNS - ADL
Price
$347 - $618
ADL
Temperature
11 - 21 °C
ADL
Precipitation
10 - 60 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$347

From Cairns to Adelaide

One-way from

$165

One-way flight from Cairns to Adelaide

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cairns to Adelaide?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 23% on the overall cost on flights from Cairns to Adelaide.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cairns to Adelaide?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 14% on flights from Cairns to Adelaide compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $472. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $483.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cairns to Adelaide?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Adelaide from Cairns average $442. You can even find prices in May for less than $442, as users have found deals to Adelaide from as low as $234. The month of July appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Adelaide from Cairns. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 39%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Adelaide (CNS - ADL)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Cairns to Adelaide at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 12% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Adelaide in September, October 2021

The best prices found for CNS to ADL flights in September, October
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$284pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$323pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
19 Oct - 28 Oct
$400pp
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
ADL
Adelaide
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Cairns to Adelaide 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Adelaide from Cairns found for this year
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$284pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$323pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
19 Oct - 28 Oct
$400pp
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
ADL
Adelaide
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Direct flights to Adelaide from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Adelaide direct flight deals
20 Oct - 27 Oct
$284pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
19 Oct - 28 Oct
$400pp
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
ADL
Adelaide
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns
3 Oct - 11 Oct
$409pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns

One-way flights to Adelaide from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Adelaide
02:15 - 13:45
Jetstar
1 stop
11h 00m
CNS - ADL
Jetstar
$165
Kiwi.com
02:00 - 11:05
Virgin Australia
2 stops
8h 35m
CNS - ADL
Virgin Australia
$352
Virgin Australia
08:20 - 11:30
Qantas Airways
3 stops
50h 40m
CNS - ADL
Qantas Airways
$1,198
mytrip.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Cairns</span> to <span class="emphasized">Adelaide</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Adelaide

What airports do I use to fly from Cairns to Adelaide?

Adelaide is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Adelaide from Cairns. Booking flights from Cairns (CNS) to Adelaide (ADL) should be relatively easy as there is 1 daily flight to Adelaide from 3 different airlines. 3h 10m is how long a flight from Cairns to Adelaide will take if you book a nonstop flight.

Which airlines flying from Cairns to Adelaide have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Cairns to Adelaide that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Cairns to Adelaide for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Adelaide for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $284, but on average you can expect to pay $425.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Adelaide for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 14 direct flights from Cairns to Adelaide under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Adelaide is less than $488.

What days are direct flights available from Cairns to Adelaide?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Friday.

How popular is this Cairns to Adelaide flight route?

Within the past month, 557 users have taken a look at flights from Cairns to Adelaide.

How many flights depart from Cairns to Adelaide on average per day?

On average 1 flight departs from Cairns to Adelaide per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Cairns to Adelaide?

There are many flights that can get you from Cairns to Adelaide in 3h 10m. Fly via Jetstar, Qantas Airways, or Virgin Australia to get the fastest option. The distance between Cairns and Adelaide is about 2144 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cairns to Adelaide return?

Currently priced at $284, Jetstar will fly you from Cairns to Adelaide and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $400 and $455, respectively. You may be able to fly from Cairns to Adelaide for 35% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cairns to Adelaide one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Virgin Australia. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $110. Users have also found prices from $165 and $1,198 on Virgin Australia and Jetstar, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Cairns to Adelaide?

While on average a flight from Cairns to Adelaide is generally $359, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $147. When looking at the most popular route, (Cairns - Adelaide), you can expect to pay $284 for that flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Cairns to Adelaide?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Cairns to Adelaide on time: Qantas Airways(100%), Emirates(100%), Virgin Australia(100%.)

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cairns to Adelaide?

When booking a flight from Cairns to Adelaide, you may want to consider flying on Jetstar, Qantas Airways or Virgin Australia as they are the most popular for this route.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Adelaide

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Adelaide

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cairns to Adelaide.
Flight duration from CNS to ADL
3h 06m
Average temperature for September in Adelaide
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Adelaide
49.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Adelaide

Top 3 airlines flying from Cairns to Adelaide

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cairns to Adelaide choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$310 $448 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$330 $419 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$347 $560 No cancel fee 80%
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Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Adelaide

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairns towards Adelaide.
Morning 6 AM to midday 75% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 16% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 8% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Cairns to Adelaide
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cairns to Adelaide.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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