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The best prices from Cairns to Brisbane are usually found in November or March, booked 51 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

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

CNS - BNE
Price
$225 - $317
BNE
Temperature
21 - 29 °C
BNE
Rainfall
28 - 143 mm
Popular in July High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop
Round-trip from £225 From Cairns to Brisbane
One-way from £186 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 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 48 days in advance to save up to 24% 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 48 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 $377, or $442 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Brisbane from Cairns. Users have commonly found prices around $262 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $185. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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 September, October 2020

The best prices found for CNS to BNE flights in September, October
10 Oct - 12 Oct
$182pp
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Cairns
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Brisbane
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Qantas Airways
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25 Oct - 31 Oct
$191pp
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Cairns
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Brisbane
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22 Sep - 28 Sep
$216pp
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Cairns
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Cairns to Brisbane 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Brisbane from Cairns found for this year
12 Nov - 15 Nov
$148pp
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10 Oct - 12 Oct
$182pp
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25 Oct - 31 Oct
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Direct flights to Brisbane from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Brisbane direct flight deals
12 Nov - 15 Nov
$148pp
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$182pp
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25 Oct - 31 Oct
$191pp
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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
2 Oct - 5 Oct
$229pp
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Brisbane
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30 Sep - 6 Oct
$246pp
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2 Oct - 5 Oct
$253pp
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One-way flights to Brisbane from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Brisbane
13:10 - 15:25
Virgin Australia
Direct
2h 15m
CNS - BNE
Virgin Australia
$259
KAYAK
06:50 - 09:30
Qantas Airways
1 stop
26h 40m
CNS - BNE
Qantas Airways
$290
Travelgenio
02:45 - 18:25
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
15h 40m
CNS - BNE
Multiple Airlines
$302
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Brisbane

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 $148, but on average you can expect to pay $258.

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 $315.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cairns to Brisbane for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cairns to Brisbane within the next 7 days for less than $300.

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 similar to Brisbane. We can gather that this will continue over the next 9 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. Qantas Airways provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $302. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Cairns to Brisbane return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Cairns to Brisbane from $206 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Qantas Airways, from $302, and Virgin Australia, from $324. These flights start at 23% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

$92 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 and Qantas Airways, with prices starting from $134 and $145, respectively.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Brisbane

Destination information for Brisbane

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Cairns to Brisbane
Flight duration
2h 28m
Average temperature for September in Brisbane
24.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Brisbane
28.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Brisbane

Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Brisbane

Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 50% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 31% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 10% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 9% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Cairns to Brisbane
Sunday
28 daily flights
Monday
31 daily flights
Tuesday
29 daily flights
Wednesday
29 daily flights
Thursday
29 daily flights
Friday
32 daily flights
Saturday
31 daily flights
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