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Cheap flights from Cairns to Brisbane

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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 Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

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Cairns (CNS) to Brisbane (BNE)

CNS - BNE
Price
$173 - $338
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

Average price

$179

Average for round-trip flights in March 2021

Round-trip from

$173

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 13% 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 $195, or $247 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 $190 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $118. 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 March, April 2021

7 Mar - 10 Mar
$169pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
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Brisbane
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Jetstar
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Cairns
18 Mar - 20 Mar
$178pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
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Cairns
18 Mar - 20 Mar
$182pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Cairns to Brisbane 2021 flight deals

7 Mar - 10 Mar
$169pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
18 Mar - 20 Mar
$178pp
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Jetstar
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Brisbane
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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Cairns
18 Mar - 20 Mar
$182pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
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BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
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Cairns

Direct flights to Brisbane from Cairns

18 Mar - 20 Mar
$178pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
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Cairns
18 Mar - 20 Mar
$182pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
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BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
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Cairns
26 Mar - 28 Mar
$186pp
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Last-minute flights from Cairns to Brisbane

14 Mar - 27 Mar
$197pp
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Brisbane
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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Cairns
14 Mar - 27 Mar
$199pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
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Brisbane
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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14 Mar - 28 Mar
$201pp
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Brisbane
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One-way flights to Brisbane from Cairns

14:25 - 03:35
Jetstar
1 stop
13h 10m
CNS - BNE
Jetstar
$298
Kiwi.com
13:45 - 19:40
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
5h 55m
CNS - BNE
Multiple Airlines
$300
Travel2Be
07:25 - 02:30
Virgin Australia
1 stop
19h 05m
CNS - BNE
Virgin Australia
$303
StudentUniverse

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Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Brisbane

Can I find flights from Cairns to Brisbane for under $256 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Brisbane for under $256. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $156, but on average you can expect to pay $196.

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.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane for under $256 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane under $256. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Brisbane is less than $199.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cairns to Brisbane for under $256?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cairns to Brisbane within the next 7 days for less than $256.

How popular is this flight route?

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

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 greater than that of Brisbane. We can gather that this will continue over the next 18 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 $191. 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 $157 return. This flight start at 33% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$84 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Jetstar. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Virgin Australia, with prices from $131.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Brisbane

Destination information for Brisbane

Flight duration
2h 13m
Average temperature for March in Brisbane
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Brisbane
86.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Brisbane

Top 4 airlines flying from Cairns to Brisbane

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

Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 36% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 34% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 30% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Cairns to Brisbane
Sunday
24 daily flights
Monday
27 daily flights
Tuesday
20 daily flights
Wednesday
26 daily flights
Thursday
26 daily flights
Friday
26 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights
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