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

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns (CNS)

BNE - CNS
Price
$208 - $329
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm
Popular in December High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 20% potential price drop
Round-trip from $208 From Brisbane to Cairns
One-way from $155 One-way flight from Brisbane 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 to Cairns?

Users have found that flying from Brisbane to Cairns on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Brisbane to Cairns, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 21% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $550 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $593.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Cairns from Brisbane average $362. You can even find prices in March for less than $362, as users have found deals to Cairns from as low as $225. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cairns from Brisbane. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 27%.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Brisbane to Cairns in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 19% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns in September, October 2020

The best prices found for BNE to CNS flights in September, October
17 Oct - 20 Oct
$136pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
10 Oct - 14 Oct
$143pp
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane
13 Oct - 19 Oct
$145pp
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Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane

Brisbane to Cairns 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Brisbane found for this year
17 Oct - 20 Oct
$136pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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BNE
Brisbane
2 Nov - 8 Nov
$139pp
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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Brisbane
7 Nov - 13 Nov
$141pp
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
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Cairns
Jetstar
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Brisbane

Direct flights to Cairns from Brisbane

Save time with Brisbane to Cairns direct flight deals
17 Oct - 20 Oct
$136pp
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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BNE
Brisbane
2 Nov - 8 Nov
$139pp
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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Cairns
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Cairns
Jetstar
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Brisbane
7 Nov - 13 Nov
$141pp
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Brisbane
Jetstar
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Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
BNE
Brisbane

Last-minute flights from Brisbane to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Brisbane, departing today and this week
2 Oct - 14 Oct
$179pp
BNE
Brisbane
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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Brisbane
1 Oct - 5 Nov
$224pp
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Brisbane
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
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Cairns
Jetstar
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BNE
Brisbane
2 Oct - 11 Oct
$237pp
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Brisbane
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Brisbane

One-way flights to Cairns from Brisbane

The cheapest one-way flights from Brisbane to Cairns
09:50 - 12:20
Virgin Australia
Direct
2h 30m
BNE - CNS
Virgin Australia
$216
StudentUniverse
11:10 - 05:20
Jetstar
1 stop
18h 10m
BNE - CNS
Jetstar
$348
Lucky2Go
10:15 - 10:50
Qantas Airways
3 stops
24h 35m
BNE - CNS
Qantas Airways
$365
Travel2Be

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Brisbane to Cairns

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Brisbane to Cairns for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $136, but on average you can expect to pay $150.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Brisbane to Cairns is less than $150.

Are there last-minute flights available from Brisbane to Cairns for under $200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Brisbane to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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 same as in Cairns. You can expect this to be the case over the next 8 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 to Cairns?

Departing from Brisbane to Cairns will take you 2h 15m. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

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

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Cairns, with prices starting at $189. You may be able to fly from Brisbane to Cairns for 27% less than the average price by searching for this airline.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $94. Users have also found prices from $135 and $151 on Jetstar and Virgin Australia, respectively.

Alternative routes for Brisbane to Cairns

Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Brisbane to Cairns
Flight duration
2h 14m
Average temperature for September in Cairns
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cairns
27.0 mm

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Airports servicing Cairns

Hourly flight availability from Brisbane to Cairns

Morning 6 AM to midday 50% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 38% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 6% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 6% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Brisbane to Cairns
Sunday
30 daily flights
Monday
32 daily flights
Tuesday
30 daily flights
Wednesday
29 daily flights
Thursday
30 daily flights
Friday
32 daily flights
Saturday
30 daily flights
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