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Cheap flights from Cairns to Brisbane

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cairns (CNS) to Brisbane (BNE)

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to BNE flight in 2021: compare Cairns to Brisbane flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Brisbane.
CNS - BNE
Price
$179 - $351
BNE
Temperature
21 - 29 °C
BNE
Rainfall
28 - 143 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$179

From Cairns to Brisbane

One-way from

$106

One-way flight from Cairns to Brisbane

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 Brisbane?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 16% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 34 days in advance to save up to 33% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 34 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Cairns to Brisbane 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $202, or $256 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Brisbane from Cairns. Users have commonly found prices around $197 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $122. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 18% on flights from Cairns to Brisbane by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Brisbane in June, July 2021

The best prices found for CNS to BNE flights in June, July
27 Jul - 2 Aug
$182pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
28 Jul - 4 Aug
$185pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
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Cairns
29 Jul - 5 Aug
$186pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
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Brisbane
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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Cairns

Cairns to Brisbane 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Brisbane from Cairns found for this year
27 Jul - 2 Aug
$182pp
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Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
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Cairns
16 Aug - 23 Aug
$183pp
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Jetstar
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BNE
Brisbane
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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Cairns
28 Jul - 4 Aug
$185pp
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Jetstar
Direct
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Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
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Cairns

Direct flights to Brisbane from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Brisbane direct flight deals
27 Jul - 2 Aug
$182pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
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Cairns
16 Aug - 23 Aug
$183pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
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Brisbane
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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Cairns
28 Jul - 4 Aug
$185pp
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Last-minute flights from Cairns to Brisbane

Late deals on return flights to Brisbane from Cairns, departing today and this week
1 Jul - 6 Jul
$292pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
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Brisbane
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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Cairns
29 Jun - 2 Jul
$333pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
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Brisbane
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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30 Jun - 3 Jul
$335pp
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One-way flights to Brisbane from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Brisbane
03:50 - 06:05
Virgin Australia
Direct
2h 15m
CNS - BNE
Virgin Australia
$107
StudentUniverse
02:00 - 04:05
Jetstar
Direct
2h 05m
CNS - BNE
Jetstar
$124
Gotogate
02:00 - 04:05
Jetstar
Direct
2h 05m
CNS - BNE
Jetstar
$159
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Brisbane

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 27 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, Tigerair Australia, and Virgin 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 $266 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Brisbane for under $266. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $182, but on average you can expect to pay $217.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane for under $266 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane under $266. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Brisbane is less than $217.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cairns to Brisbane for under $399?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cairns to Brisbane within the next 7 days for less than $399.

What days are direct flights available from Cairns to Brisbane?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Cairns to Brisbane have been viewed 5,089 times in the past calendar month.

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

Per day, 10 flights depart from Cairns to Brisbane on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 30% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 40% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 30% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Cairns or Brisbane?

When travelling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Cairns is typically less than Brisbane. We can gather that this will continue over the next 12 days.

Is Cairns weather warmer or cooler than Brisbane?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 31 °Cs in January, on average. The temperature in Brisbane is generally colder than in Cairns. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long does is the flight from Cairns to Brisbane?

A quick flight from Cairns to Brisbane can take about 2h 05m. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $183. The distance from Cairns to Brisbane is about 1400 km. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Cairns to Brisbane from $183 return. This flight start at 25% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$107 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Virgin Australia. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Jetstar, with prices from $124.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Brisbane

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

Destination information for Brisbane

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cairns to Brisbane.
Flight duration
2h 13m
Average temperature for June in Brisbane
21.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Brisbane
52.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Brisbane

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
$100 $153 No cancel fee 81%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Tigerair Australia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Jetstar
$117 $192 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$131 $229 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$127 $251 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Brisbane

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairns towards Brisbane.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 41% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 38% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 21% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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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.
Sunday
21 daily flights
Monday
31 daily flights
Tuesday
30 daily flights
Wednesday
32 daily flights
Thursday
27 daily flights
Friday
29 daily flights
Saturday
25 daily flights
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