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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
$347 - $547
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 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

$347

From Adelaide to Cairns

One-way from

$329

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?

Departing on a Sunday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 10% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Adelaide to Cairns at least 39 days early can save you up to 22% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 39 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Adelaide to Cairns for as little as $349 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $380 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

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

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

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 11% on flights from Adelaide to Cairns by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Adelaide to Cairns in May, June 2021

The best prices found for ADL to CNS flights in May, June
8 Jun - 17 Jun
$469pp
ADL
Adelaide
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide
1 Jun - 8 Jun
$475pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
1 Jun - 8 Jun
$488pp
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
13 Oct - 23 Oct
$371pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide
13 Oct - 23 Oct
$392pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide
13 Oct - 23 Oct
$429pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide

Direct flights to Cairns from Adelaide

Save time with Adelaide to Cairns direct flight deals
1 Jun - 8 Jun
$475pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
13 Oct - 23 Oct
$519pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
22 Jun - 29 Jun
$529pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide

Last-minute flights from Adelaide to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Adelaide, departing today and this week
22 May - 25 May
$502pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide
23 May - 26 May
$504pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide
22 May - 25 May
$508pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide

One-way flights to Cairns from Adelaide

The cheapest one-way flights from Adelaide to Cairns
02:15 - 10:20
Qantas Airways
1 stop
7h 35m
ADL - CNS
Qantas Airways
04:10 - 13:55
Virgin Australia
2 stops
33h 15m
ADL - CNS
Virgin Australia
$337
KAYAK
11:30 - 20:05
Jetstar
1 stop
8h 05m
ADL - CNS
Jetstar
$377
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Related info for your journey

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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 2 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 $385 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Adelaide to Cairns for under $385. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $371, but on average you can expect to pay $477.

Are there direct flights from Adelaide to Cairns for under $514 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Adelaide to Cairns under $514. A good price for a direct flight from Adelaide to Cairns is less than $662.

Are there last-minute flights available from Adelaide to Cairns for under $514?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Adelaide to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $514.

How popular is this flight route?

The Adelaide to Cairns flight path was viewed by 2,125 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Adelaide or Cairns?

The rainfall in Adelaide is generally more than the rainfall in Cairns. This will continue over the next 13 days.

Is Adelaide weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

Temperatures around the 31 °Cs can be experienced in January. The weather in Cairns is hotter than in Adelaide. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long does is the flight from Adelaide to Cairns?

Departing from Adelaide to Cairns will take you 3h. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Adelaide to Cairns is Jetstar. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $372 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $485. Jetstar is priced at 11% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $228. Users have also found prices from $266 and $320 on Jetstar and Virgin Australia, respectively.

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
3h 07m
Average temperature for May in Cairns
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cairns
83.0 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
$139 $281 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
$209 $353 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$290 $399 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$249 $485 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Adelaide to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Adelaide towards Cairns.
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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
0 flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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