Cheap flights from Cairns to Brisbane

CNS — BNE
17 May — 24 May1
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The best prices from Cairns to Brisbane are usually found in February or March, booked 45 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Cairns to Brisbane

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

CNS - BNE

Price

$135 - $264

BNE

Temperature

15 - 25 °C

BNE

Rainfall

30 - 170 mm

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 31% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop
Round-trip from$194From Cairns to Brisbane
One-way from$192One-way flight from Cairns to Brisbane

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cairns to Brisbane?

Leaving on a Monday 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 8% on the overall cost on flights from Cairns to Brisbane.

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

To save up to 28% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 42 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 Brisbane from $280 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $316 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Brisbane from Cairns with a flight ticket averaging about $263. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $152. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Brisbane (CNS - BNE)?

It’s optimal to fly from Cairns to Brisbane in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 18% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Brisbane in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CNS to BNE flights in May, June
19 May - 22 May
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$158

Jetstar

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Deal found 12/5/22

17 May - 20 May
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$168

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

26 May - 29 May
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$174

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

Cairns to Brisbane 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Brisbane from Cairns found for this year
30 Aug. - 30 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$132

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

23 Sep. - 26 Sep.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$155

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

19 May - 22 May
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$158

Jetstar

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Deal found 12/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Cairns to Brisbane

30 Aug. - 30 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$132

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

23 Sep. - 26 Sep.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$155

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

19 May - 22 May
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$158

Jetstar

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Deal found 12/5/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Cairns to Brisbane

26 Jun. - 2 Jul.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 15m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$211

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 10/5/22

29 Jun. - 2 Jul.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 15m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$212

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 10/5/22

26 Jun. - 30 Jun.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 15m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$231

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 10/5/22

Direct flights to Brisbane from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Brisbane direct flight deals
30 Aug. - 30 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$132

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

23 Sep. - 26 Sep.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$155

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

16 Sep. - 19 Sep.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$164

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

Last-minute flights from Cairns to Brisbane

Late deals on return flights to Brisbane from Cairns, departing today and this week
19 May - 22 May
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$158

Jetstar

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Deal found 12/5/22

17 May - 20 May
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$168

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 10/5/22

18 May - 21 May
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$182

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 11/5/22

One-way flights to Brisbane from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Brisbane
30 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$66

Jetstar

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Deal found 9/5/22

17 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$77

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 9/5/22

22 May
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$82

Jetstar

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Deal found 10/5/22

Related info for your journey

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

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

You will need to book a flight from Cairns to Brisbane if you want to fly from Cairns to Brisbane. At least 4 different airlines have flights from Cairns (CNS) to Brisbane (BNE) on a regular basis. There are 33 flights to Brisbane from the Cairns airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from CNS to BNE to be around 2h 05m.

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

Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Tigerair Australia 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.

Can I find flights from Cairns to Brisbane for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Brisbane for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $132, but on average you can expect to pay $184.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Brisbane is less than $184.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cairns to Brisbane for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cairns to Brisbane within the next 7 days for less than $200.

What days are direct flights available from Cairns to Brisbane?

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

How popular is this Cairns to Brisbane flight route?

Flights from Cairns to Brisbane have been viewed 4,980 times in the past calendar month.

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

Travellers can expect 2 flights from Cairns to Brisbane on average per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Cairns to Brisbane?

For as low as $132, Jetstar can have you in Brisbane from Cairns in 2h 05m. The distance between Cairns and Brisbane is about 1400 km. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cairns to Brisbane round-trip?

According to our current data, Jetstar ($132), and Virgin Australia ($211) offers the cheapest pricing from Cairns to Brisbane. These flights start at 49% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $66. Users have also found prices from $115 and $179 on Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, respectively.

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

Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Tigerair Australia are the most popular airlines when flying from Cairns to Brisbane.

What are the most reliable airlines from Cairns to Brisbane?

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 Brisbane on time: China Southern (96%), American Airlines (95%), Emirates (91%).

What are the cheapest flights from Cairns to Brisbane?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Cairns to Brisbane? While on average our users pay $244, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $84. The most popular route (Cairns - Brisbane), is priced around $132.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Brisbane

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Top 4 airlines flying from Cairns to Brisbane

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cairns to Brisbane choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$114Average$240FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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JetstarCheapest$117Average$204FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Tigerair AustraliaCheapest$143Average$219FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$195Average$364FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Brisbane

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairns to Brisbane
29%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
26%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
45%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Cairns to Brisbane

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cairns to Brisbane
Sunday33daily flights
Monday33daily flights
Tuesday34daily flights
Wednesday34daily flights
Thursday37daily flights
Friday38daily flights
Saturday26daily flights