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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sunshine Coast (MCY) to Cairns International (CNS)

MCY - CNS
Price
$431 - $859

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$431

From Sunshine Coast to Cairns International

One-way from

$280

One-way flight from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International

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 Sunshine Coast to Cairns International?

Wednesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 98%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 39 days in advance to save up to 22% 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 39 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 Sunshine Coast to Cairns International 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $351, or $382 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International?

Flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at $180.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International (MCY - CNS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 54% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International in March, April 2021

28 Apr - 2 May
$382pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
23 Apr - 25 Apr
$388pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
28 Apr - 2 May
$396pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast to Cairns International 2021 flight deals

15 Oct - 22 Oct
$285pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
15 Oct - 22 Oct
$287pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
13 Aug - 20 Aug
$290pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast

Direct flights to Cairns International from Sunshine Coast

13 Aug - 20 Aug
$290pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
11 Jun - 25 Jun
$304pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
25 Jun - 4 Jul
$358pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast

Last-minute flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International

7 Mar - 14 Mar
$472pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
7 Mar - 14 Mar
$568pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
7 Mar - 14 Mar
$646pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
   
2 STOPS
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast

One-way flights to Cairns International from Sunshine Coast

09:05 - 11:25
Alliance Airlines
Direct
2h 20m
MCY - CNS
Alliance Airlines
$280
Agoda.com
03:50 - 10:55
Jetstar
3 stops
31h 05m
MCY - CNS
Jetstar
$372
Kiwi.com
05:45 - 11:10
Virgin Australia
2 stops
29h 25m
MCY - CNS
Virgin Australia
$428
Agoda.com

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Flight FAQs

From Sunshine Coast to Cairns International

Can I find flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International for under $387 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International for under $387. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alliance Airlines for just $290, but on average you can expect to pay $418.

Which airlines flying from Maroochydore Sunshine Coast to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar 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 Sunshine Coast to Cairns International for under $387 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International under $387. A good price for a direct flight from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International is less than $389.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International for under $516?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International within the next 7 days for less than $516.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Maroochydore Sunshine Coast to Cairns have been viewed 8,902 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Sunshine Coast or Cairns?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Sunshine Coast is roughly less than Cairns. You can assume this to be the case over the next 14 days.

How long does is the flight from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International?

There are many flights that can get you from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International in 2h 20m. Fly via Alliance Airlines, Virgin Australia, or Jetstar to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International return?

Our cheapest airline available from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International is Alliance Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $291 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Jetstar and Virgin Australia, starting at $401 and $476 round-trip. These flights start at 53% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Alliance Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $279. Users have also found prices from $309 and $356 on Alliance Airlines and Jetstar, respectively.

Alternative routes for Sunshine Coast to Cairns International

Destination information for Cairns International

Flight duration
2h 12m

Airports servicing Maroochydore

Airports servicing Cairns

Hourly flight availability from Sunshine Coast to Cairns International

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