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Cheap flights from Cairns to Auckland

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The best prices from Cairns to Auckland are usually found in May or February, booked 22 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

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Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL)

CNS - AKL
Price
$506 - $796
AKL
Temperature
14 - 24 °C
AKL
Rainfall
20 - 57 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$506

From Cairns to Auckland

One-way from

$381

One-way flight from Cairns to Auckland

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 Auckland?

Users have found that flying from Cairns to Auckland on a Friday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

To save up to 53% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 57 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Cairns to Auckland from $429 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $538 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Auckland from Cairns average $344. You can even find prices in May for less than $344, as users have found deals to Auckland from as low as $215. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Auckland from Cairns. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 70%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Auckland (CNS - AKL)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Cairns to Auckland in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 22% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cairns to Auckland 2021 flight deals

15 Aug - 17 Aug
$808pp
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CNS
Cairns
9 Dec - 11 Dec
$853pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
9 Dec - 11 Dec
$866pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns

Direct flights to Auckland from Cairns

15 Aug - 17 Aug
$808pp
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CNS
Cairns

One-way flights to Auckland from Cairns

01:45 - 11:15
Virgin Australia
1 stop
7h 30m
CNS - AKL
Virgin Australia
$382
Booking.com
07:50 - 14:35
Air New Zealand
Direct
4h 45m
CNS - AKL
Air New Zealand
$436
Kiwi.com
14:25 - 10:00
Jetstar
2 stops
17h 35m
CNS - AKL
Jetstar
$504
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Auckland

Can I find flights from Cairns to Auckland for under $910 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Auckland for under $910. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $805, but on average you can expect to pay $1,141.

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

Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Auckland for under $910 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 1 direct flight from Cairns to Auckland under $910. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Auckland is less than $808.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 1,110 users have taken a look at flights from Cairns to Auckland Intl.

Does it rain more in Cairns or Auckland?

The rainfall in Cairns is generally less than the rainfall in Auckland. This will continue over the next 18 days.

Is Cairns weather warmer or cooler than Auckland?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 31 °C on average in the month of January. The temperature in Auckland is typically colder than in Cairns. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long does is the flight from Cairns to Auckland?

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, and Emirates can get you from Cairns to Auckland in just under 4h 45m. Your travel time can differ by up to 3h 50m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Air New Zealand, at $806, was found to be the cheapest airline from Cairns to Auckland.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Virgin Australia and Emirates.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $335. Users have also found prices from $382 and $417 on Jetstar and Virgin Australia, respectively.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Auckland

Destination information for Auckland

Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.08
Flight duration
5h 07m
Average temperature for March in Auckland
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Auckland
22.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Auckland

Top 5 airlines flying from Cairns to Auckland

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$204 $412 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$344 $468 No cancel fee 80%
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Emirates
$282 $519 No cancel fee 75%
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Qantas Airways
$297 $541 No cancel fee 74%
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Air New Zealand
$286 $551 No cancel fee 78%
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