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Cheap flights from Cairns to Auckland

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cairns (CNS) to Auckland (AKL)

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to AKL flight in 2021: compare Cairns to Auckland flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Auckland.
CNS - AKL
Price
$520 - $818
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

$520

From Cairns to Auckland

One-way from

$401

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 $441 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $553 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 $353. You can even find prices in May for less than $353, as users have found deals to Auckland from as low as $221. 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 morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 17% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Auckland in June, July 2021

The best prices found for CNS to AKL flights in June, July
13 Jul - 20 Jul
$635pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
13 Jul - 20 Jul
$670pp
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CNS
Cairns
13 Jul - 20 Jul
$682pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns

Cairns to Auckland 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Auckland from Cairns found for this year
10 Aug - 24 Aug
$587pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CNS
Cairns
10 Aug - 24 Aug
$595pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
10 Aug - 24 Aug
$601pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns

Direct flights to Auckland from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Auckland direct flight deals
28 Aug - 11 Sep
$636pp
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CNS
Cairns
10 Aug - 24 Aug
$639pp
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CNS
Cairns
31 Aug - 16 Sep
$648pp
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Last-minute flights from Cairns to Auckland

Late deals on return flights to Auckland from Cairns, departing today and this week
30 Jun - 13 Jul
$690pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
30 Jun - 12 Jul
$714pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
30 Jun - 11 Jul
$738pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CNS
Cairns

One-way flights to Auckland from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Auckland
19:55 - 02:40
Air New Zealand
Direct
4h 45m
CNS - AKL
Air New Zealand
$401
Priceline
16:10 - 01:15
Jetstar
1 stop
31h 05m
CNS - AKL
Jetstar
$470
Kiwi.com
02:00 - 18:35
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
14h 35m
CNS - AKL
Multiple Airlines
$653
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Auckland

Can I find flights from Cairns to Auckland for under $668 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Auckland for under $668. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $587, but on average you can expect to pay $625.

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 $668 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Cairns to Auckland under $668. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Auckland is less than $658.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cairns to Auckland for under $802?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cairns to Auckland within the next 7 days for less than $802.

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 more than the rainfall in Auckland. This will continue over the next 12 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 and Jetstar can get you from Cairns to Auckland in just under 4h 45m. Your travel time can differ by up to 7h 05m. 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?

Jetstar, at $595, was found to be the cheapest airline from Cairns to Auckland. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Air New Zealand. Users have found that Jetstar is 5% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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 $341. Users have also found prices from $377 and $411 on Jetstar and Air New Zealand, respectively.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Auckland

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

Destination information for Auckland

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cairns to Auckland.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.08
Flight duration
5h 07m
Average temperature for June in Auckland
15.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Auckland
47.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Auckland

Top 5 airlines flying from Cairns to Auckland

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cairns to Auckland 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
$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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