Cheap flights from Cairns to Adelaide

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The best prices from Cairns to Adelaide are usually found in May or January, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from Cairns to Adelaide

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to ADL flight in 2022: compare Cairns to Adelaide flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Adelaide.

CNS - ADL

Price

$252 - $448

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

$349

From Cairns to Adelaide

One-way from

$151

One-way flight from Cairns to Adelaide

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 $474. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $485.

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 $445. You can even find prices in May for less than $445, as users have found deals to Adelaide from as low as $236. 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 January, February 2022

The best prices found for CNS to ADL flights in January, February
19 Jan. - 22 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$288

Jetstar

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Deal found 18/1/22

17 Jan. - 24 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$301

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16/1/22

17 Jan. - 24 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

17h 00m
$334

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16/1/22

Cairns to Adelaide 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Adelaide from Cairns found for this year
19 Jan. - 22 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$288

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 18/1/22

17 Jan. - 24 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$301

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16/1/22

17 Jan. - 24 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

17h 00m
$334

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16/1/22

One-way flights to Adelaide from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Adelaide
28 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
$151

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 17/1/22

28 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

1 stop

28h 40m
$232

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 17/1/22

28 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

2 stops

29h 55m
$238

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 17/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Cairns to Adelaide flights.

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 are 3 daily flights 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.

What days are direct flights available from Cairns to Adelaide?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Thursday.

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

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.

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: Emirates (90%), Jetstar (86%), Qantas Airways (82%).

What are the cheapest flights from Cairns to Adelaide?

While on average a flight from Cairns to Adelaide is generally $432, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $105. When looking at the most popular route, (Cairns - Adelaide), you can expect to pay $301 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Adelaide

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

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$312
Average$451
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$332
Average$421
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$349
Average$564
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Adelaide

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairns to Adelaide
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
81%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
18%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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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
Sunday4daily flights
Monday3daily flights
Tuesday2daily flights
Wednesday3daily flights
Thursday3daily flights
Friday2daily flights
Saturday5daily flights