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Cheap flights from Brisbane International to Cairns

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The best prices from Brisbane International to Cairns are usually found in March or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

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Brisbane International (BNE) to Cairns (CNS)

BNE - CNS
Price
$177 - $329
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop

Average price

$177

Average for round-trip flights in March 2021

Round-trip from

$177

From Brisbane International 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 Brisbane International to Cairns?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 16% on the overall cost on flights from Brisbane International to Cairns.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Brisbane International 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 Brisbane International 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 Brisbane International to Cairns?

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Cairns from Brisbane International average $309. You can even find prices in March for less than $309, as users have found deals to Cairns from as low as $180. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cairns from Brisbane International. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 35%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Brisbane International to Cairns (BNE - CNS)?

When flying from Brisbane International to Cairns, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 19% versus a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Brisbane International to Cairns in March, April 2021

24 Mar - 30 Mar
$157pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
6 Mar - 9 Mar
$168pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
7 Mar - 14 Mar
$169pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane

Brisbane International to Cairns 2021 flight deals

24 Mar - 30 Mar
$157pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
6 Mar - 9 Mar
$168pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
7 Mar - 14 Mar
$169pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane

Direct flights to Cairns from Brisbane International

24 Mar - 30 Mar
$157pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
9 Mar - 16 Mar
$169pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
10 Mar - 17 Mar
$171pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane

Last-minute flights from Brisbane International to Cairns

9 Mar - 16 Mar
$169pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
10 Mar - 17 Mar
$171pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
9 Mar - 16 Mar
$173pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane

One-way flights to Cairns from Brisbane International

14:10 - 08:35
Qantas Airways
1 stop
18h 25m
BNE - CNS
Qantas Airways
$257
Trip.com
17:45 - 20:05
Jetstar
Direct
2h 20m
BNE - CNS
Jetstar
$259
mytrip.com
04:05 - 12:45
Virgin Australia
1 stop
8h 40m
BNE - CNS
Virgin Australia
$264
Agoda.com

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Flight FAQs

From Brisbane International to Cairns

Can I find flights from Brisbane International to Cairns for under $257 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Brisbane International to Cairns for under $257. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $157, but on average you can expect to pay $184.

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

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

Are there direct flights from Brisbane International to Cairns for under $257 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Brisbane International to Cairns under $257. A good price for a direct flight from Brisbane International to Cairns is less than $184.

Are there last-minute flights available from Brisbane International to Cairns for under $257?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Brisbane International to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $257.

How popular is this flight route?

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

Does it rain more in Brisbane or Cairns?

Expected rainfall in Brisbane is more than in Cairns. You can expect this to be the case over the next 14 days.

Is Brisbane weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 31 °C range in January. The weather in Cairns is generally hotter than Brisbane's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Brisbane International to Cairns?

For as low as $170, Jetstar can have you in Cairns from Brisbane International in 2h 15m. Most flights are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Brisbane International to Cairns return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Brisbane International to Cairns from $157 return. You may be able to fly from Brisbane International to Cairns for 34% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $79 on Jetstar. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Virgin Australia from $110 and Qantas Airways from $214 one-way.

Alternative routes for Brisbane International to Cairns

Destination information for Cairns

Flight duration
2h 15m
Average temperature for March in Cairns
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Cairns
362.0 mm

Airports servicing Brisbane

Airports servicing Cairns

Top 4 airlines flying from Brisbane International to Cairns

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
$106 $158 No cancel fee 81%

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Jetstar
$112 $193 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$140 $230 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$119 $270 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Brisbane International to Cairns

Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 45% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 33% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 16% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 6% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Brisbane International to Cairns
Sunday
26 daily flights
Monday
25 daily flights
Tuesday
24 daily flights
Wednesday
26 daily flights
Thursday
26 daily flights
Friday
24 daily flights
Saturday
20 daily flights
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