Cheap flights from Adelaide to Cairns

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Adelaide (ADL) to Cairns (CNS)

All the information you need to plan the best ADL to CNS flight in 2021: compare Adelaide to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
ADL - CNS
Price
$372 - $587
CNS
Temperature
21 - 27 °C
CNS
Precipitation
20 - 430 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$372

From Adelaide to Cairns

One-way from

$230

One-way flight from Adelaide to Cairns

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 Adelaide to Cairns?

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Cairns. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save up to 16% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 59 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Adelaide to Cairns from $509 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $549 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Cairns from Adelaide with a flight ticket averaging about $450. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $290. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Adelaide to Cairns (ADL - CNS)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Adelaide to Cairns is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 11% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Adelaide to Cairns in September, October 2021

The best prices found for ADL to CNS flights in September, October
18 Oct - 23 Oct
$216pp
ADL
Adelaide
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
7 Oct - 14 Oct
$218pp
ADL
Adelaide
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
18 Oct - 23 Oct
$270pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide

Adelaide to Cairns 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Adelaide found for this year
17 Nov - 30 Nov
$159pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
18 Oct - 23 Oct
$216pp
ADL
Adelaide
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
7 Oct - 14 Oct
$218pp
ADL
Adelaide
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
ADL
Adelaide

Direct flights to Cairns from Adelaide

Save time with Adelaide to Cairns direct flight deals
17 Nov - 30 Nov
$159pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
18 Oct - 23 Oct
$216pp
ADL
Adelaide
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
7 Oct - 14 Oct
$218pp
ADL
Adelaide
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
ADL
Adelaide

Last-minute flights from Adelaide to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Adelaide, departing today and this week
29 Sep - 2 Oct
$386pp
ADL
Adelaide
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
27 Sep - 30 Sep
$393pp
ADL
Adelaide
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
29 Sep - 7 Oct
$452pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide

One-way flights to Cairns from Adelaide

The cheapest one-way flights from Adelaide to Cairns
10:50 - 18:35
Jetstar
1 stop
8h 15m
ADL - CNS
Jetstar
$230
mytrip.com
08:35 - 17:25
Virgin Australia
2 stops
9h 20m
ADL - CNS
Virgin Australia
$341
mytrip.com
01:00 - 17:10
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
16h 40m
ADL - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$563
mytrip.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Adelaide to Cairns

What airports do I use to fly from Adelaide to Cairns?

Cairns is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Cairns from Adelaide. Booking flights from Adelaide (ADL) to Cairns (CNS) should be relatively easy as there are 3 daily flights to Cairns from 4 different airlines. 3h 00m is how long a flight from Adelaide to Cairns will take if you book a nonstop flight.

Which airlines flying from Adelaide to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways flying from Adelaide to Cairns have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Adelaide to Cairns for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Adelaide to Cairns for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $159, but on average you can expect to pay $284.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Adelaide to Cairns under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Adelaide to Cairns is less than $394.

Are there last-minute flights available from Adelaide to Cairns for under $400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Adelaide to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $400.

What days are direct flights available from Adelaide to Cairns?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Friday.

How popular is this Adelaide to Cairns flight route?

Flights from Adelaide to Cairns have been viewed 2,125 times in the past calendar month.

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

On average, you can expect to see 1 flight from Adelaide to Cairns a day.
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Adelaide to Cairns?

A quick flight from Adelaide to Cairns can take about 3h. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $159. Airlines will cover a distance of 2144 km. All flights are typically direct.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Adelaide to Cairns from $159 return. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Virgin Australia. Jetstar is priced at 64% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest flights from Adelaide to Cairns?

The cheapest flight price from Adelaide to Cairns is $186. On average you can expect to pay $353. The most popular route, (Adelaide - Cairns), can usually be booked for $159.

What are the most reliable airlines from Adelaide to Cairns?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Adelaide to Cairns are Virgin Australia (100%), Qantas Airways (0%) and Emirates (0%).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Adelaide to Cairns?

Before booking your flight from Adelaide to Cairns, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Jetstar, Qantas Airways or Tigerair Australia.

Alternative routes for Adelaide to Cairns

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

Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Adelaide to Cairns.
Flight duration from ADL to CNS
3h 08m
Average temperature for September in Cairns
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cairns
27.0 mm

Airports servicing Adelaide

Airports servicing Cairns

Top 4 airlines flying from Adelaide to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Adelaide to Cairns 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
$192 $388 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
$288 $487 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$343 $669 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$400 $550 No cancel fee 80%
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Hourly flight availability from Adelaide to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Adelaide towards Cairns.
Morning 6 AM to midday 81% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 11% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 7% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Adelaide to Cairns
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Adelaide to Cairns.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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