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

How to find the cheapest flight from Adelaide to Cairns

All the information you need to plan the best ADL to CNS flight in 2022: compare Adelaide to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.

ADL - CNS

Price

$270 - $426

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

$374

From Adelaide to Cairns

One-way from

$140

One-way flight from Adelaide to Cairns

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 $511 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $551 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 $452. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $291. 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 January, February 2022

The best prices found for ADL to CNS flights in January, February
11 Feb. - 21 Feb.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
$278

Jetstar

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Deal found 16.1.22

25 Feb. - 1 Apr.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 15m
$280

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16.1.22

23 Jan. - 26 Jan.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
$283

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15.1.22

Adelaide to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Adelaide found for this year
5 May - 13 May
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 15m
$231

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16.1.22

5 May - 13 May
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

6h 30m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 15m
$248

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16.1.22

11 Feb. - 21 Feb.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
$278

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16.1.22

Direct flights to Cairns from Adelaide

Save time with Adelaide to Cairns direct flight deals
5 May - 13 May
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 15m
$231

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16.1.22

11 Feb. - 21 Feb.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
$278

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16.1.22

25 Feb. - 1 Apr.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 15m
$280

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16.1.22

Last-minute flights from Adelaide to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Adelaide, departing today and this week
23 Jan. - 26 Jan.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
$283

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15.1.22

22 Jan. - 26 Jan.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
$284

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16.1.22

22 Jan. - 25 Jan.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ADL

Adelaide

Nonstop

3h 10m
$287

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 15.1.22

One-way flights to Cairns from Adelaide

The cheapest one-way flights from Adelaide to Cairns
9 Feb.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$140

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16.1.22

16 Feb.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$141

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 14.1.22

22 Jan.
ADL

Adelaide

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$143

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 16.1.22

Related info for your journey

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

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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Adelaide to Cairns for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $231, but on average you can expect to pay $295.

Are there direct flights from Adelaide to Cairns for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 8 direct flights from Adelaide to Cairns under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Adelaide to Cairns is less than $287.

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

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

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.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Adelaide to Cairns round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Adelaide to Cairns round-trip from $231. Jetstar is priced at 48% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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.

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 (85%), Alliance Airlines (80%) and Emirates (50%).

What are the cheapest flights from Adelaide to Cairns?

The cheapest flight price from Adelaide to Cairns is $125. On average you can expect to pay $286. The most popular route, (Adelaide - Cairns), can usually be booked for $231.

Alternative routes for Adelaide to Cairns

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

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
Cheapest$193
Average$390
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$289
Average$490
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$345
Average$672
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$402
Average$552
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Adelaide to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Adelaide to Cairns
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
80%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
19%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Adelaide to Cairns

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Adelaide to Cairns
Sunday4daily flights
Monday3daily flights
Tuesday3daily flights
Wednesday3daily flights
Thursday3daily flights
Friday3daily flights
Saturday4daily flights