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
$135 - $264
BNE
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
BNE
Precipitation
30 - 170 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

Average price

$243

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$183

From Cairns to Brisbane

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Brisbane (CNS - BNE)?

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

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 $249. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $144. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July.

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 $265 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $299 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

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 16% on the overall cost on flights from Cairns to Brisbane.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Brisbane in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CNS to BNE flights in October, November
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$169pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
28 Oct - 4 Nov
$173pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
19 Oct - 22 Oct
$181pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Cairns to Brisbane 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Brisbane from Cairns found for this year
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$169pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
28 Oct - 4 Nov
$173pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
1 Dec - 9 Dec
$175pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Direct flights to Brisbane from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Brisbane direct flight deals
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$169pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
28 Oct - 4 Nov
$173pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
1 Dec - 9 Dec
$175pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
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BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
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Cairns

Last-minute flights from Cairns to Brisbane

Late deals on return flights to Brisbane from Cairns, departing today and this week
19 Oct - 26 Oct
$169pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
19 Oct - 22 Oct
$181pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
24 Oct - 24 Oct
$183pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns

One-way flights to Brisbane from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Brisbane
13:10 - 15:25
Qantas Airways
Direct
2h 15m
CNS - BNE
Qantas Airways
12:35 - 08:30
Virgin Australia
1 stop
19h 55m
CNS - BNE
Virgin Australia
$308
Gotogate
05:45 - 09:10
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
27h 25m
CNS - BNE
Multiple Airlines
$314
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

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 25 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 $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 $169, but on average you can expect to pay $216.

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

Cheapflights has 18 direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Brisbane is less than $207.

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: Monday.

How popular is this Cairns to Brisbane 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?

Travellers can expect 3 flights from Cairns to Brisbane on average per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Cairns to Brisbane?

For as low as $169, 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 return?

According to our current data, Jetstar ($169), and Virgin Australia ($211) offers the cheapest pricing from Cairns to Brisbane. These flights start at 32% 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 $84. Users have also found prices from $129 and $170 on Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, respectively.

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: Etihad Airways (83%), Singapore Airlines (82%), Virgin Australia (78%).

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 cheapest flights from Cairns to Brisbane?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Cairns to Brisbane? While on average our users pay $196, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $83. The most popular route (Cairns - Brisbane), is priced around $169.

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 from CNS to BNE
2h 12m
Average temperature for October in Brisbane
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Brisbane
60.0 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
$136 $207 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
$159 $261 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$172 $341 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$178 $311 No cancel fee 80%
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Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Brisbane

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairns towards Brisbane.
Morning 6 AM to midday 46% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 32% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 22% 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
22 daily flights
Monday
31 daily flights
Tuesday
20 daily flights
Wednesday
23 daily flights
Thursday
27 daily flights
Friday
26 daily flights
Saturday
29 daily flights
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