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Cheap flights from Adelaide to Cairns

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The best prices from Adelaide to Cairns are usually found in February or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

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

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

Average price

$352

Average for round-trip flights in March 2021

Round-trip from

$347

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 9% on flights from Adelaide to Cairns by exploring options for tickets at midday.

Cheap flights from Adelaide to Cairns in March, April 2021

22 Apr - 6 May
$374pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
26 Apr - 5 May
$385pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
22 Apr - 6 May
$399pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide

Adelaide to Cairns 2021 flight deals

8 Oct - 16 Oct
$366pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
22 Apr - 6 May
$374pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
11 Oct - 21 Oct
$383pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide

Direct flights to Cairns from Adelaide

22 Apr - 6 May
$420pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
22 Apr - 6 May
$421pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide
26 Apr - 5 May
$424pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide

Last-minute flights from Adelaide to Cairns

13 Mar - 17 Mar
$442pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide
12 Mar - 14 Mar
$447pp
ADL
Adelaide
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide
12 Mar - 14 Mar
$453pp
ADL
Adelaide
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
ADL
Adelaide

One-way flights to Cairns from Adelaide

10:20 - 20:05
Jetstar
3 stops
34h 15m
ADL - CNS
Jetstar
$478
Kiwi.com
04:55 - 18:10
Qantas Airways
2 stops
13h 45m
ADL - CNS
Qantas Airways
$492
Agoda.com
05:35 - 16:10
Virgin Australia
2 stops
11h 05m
ADL - CNS
Virgin Australia
$699
Globehunters

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Flight FAQs

From Adelaide to Cairns

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 $374, but on average you can expect to pay $421.

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.

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 $562.

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

There are currently 16+ 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 7 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 $374 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $474. Jetstar is priced at 10% 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 $185. Users have also found prices from $243 and $492 on Jetstar and Virgin Australia, respectively.

Alternative routes for Adelaide to Cairns

Destination information for Cairns

Flight duration
3h 07m
Average temperature for March in Cairns
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Cairns
362.0 mm

Airports servicing Adelaide

Airports servicing Cairns

Top 4 airlines flying from Adelaide to Cairns

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

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Weekly flight availability
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3 daily flights
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Thursday
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