Cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns

BNE — CNS
28 May — 4 Jun1
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The best prices from Brisbane to Cairns are usually found in March or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Brisbane to Cairns

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

BNE - CNS

Price

$138 - $256

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

CNS

Rainfall

20 - 430 mm

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 28% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop
Round-trip from$196From Brisbane to Cairns
One-way from$81One-way flight from Brisbane to Cairns

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

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 14% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 57 days in advance to save up to 51% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 57 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Brisbane to Cairns 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $310, or $359 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cairns from Brisbane. Prices for March average $263 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $153. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July. Opting for a March flight can save you 37% on your journey compared to booking in July

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Brisbane to Cairns in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 6% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns in May, June 2022

The best prices found for BNE to CNS flights in May, June
29 May - 1 Jun.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$172

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

3 Jun. - 5 Jun.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$173

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

1 Jun. - 5 Jun.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$177

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/5/22

Brisbane to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Brisbane found for this year
25 Jul. - 5 Aug.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$167

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

23 Jul. - 30 Jul.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$169

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

14 Aug. - 18 Aug.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$170

Jetstar

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Deal found 21/5/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Brisbane to Cairns

17 Jun. - 20 Jun.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 15m
$208

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 22/5/22

17 Jun. - 22 Jun.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 15m
$210

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 21/5/22

4 Jul. - 11 Jul.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 15m
$225

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 21/5/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Brisbane to Cairns

25 Jul. - 5 Aug.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$167

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

23 Jul. - 30 Jul.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$169

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

14 Aug. - 18 Aug.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$170

Jetstar

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Deal found 21/5/22

Direct flights to Cairns from Brisbane

Save time with Brisbane to Cairns direct flight deals
25 Jul. - 5 Aug.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$167

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

23 Jul. - 30 Jul.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$169

Jetstar

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Deal found 23/5/22

14 Aug. - 18 Aug.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$170

Jetstar

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Deal found 21/5/22

Last-minute flights from Brisbane to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Brisbane, departing today and this week
29 May - 1 Jun.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$172

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

1 Jun. - 5 Jun.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$177

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/5/22

1 Jun. - 5 Jun.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
CNS

Cairns

BNE

Brisbane

Nonstop

2h 05m
$180

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/5/22

One-way flights to Cairns from Brisbane

The cheapest one-way flights from Brisbane to Cairns
7 Aug.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$81

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/5/22

18 Jun.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$85

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/5/22

3 Sep.
BNE

Brisbane

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 20m
$88

Jetstar

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Deal found 21/5/22

Related info for your journey

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

What airports do I use to fly from Brisbane to Cairns?

To fly from Brisbane to Cairns, you need to book a flight from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns (CNS). Nonstop flights to Cairns from Brisbane take 2h 20m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 34 outbound flights from Brisbane to Cairns offered by 4 different airlines.

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, Virgin Australia, and Tigerair Australia flying from Brisbane to Cairns have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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 $167, but on average you can expect to pay $183.

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 $183.

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.

What days are direct flights available from Brisbane to Cairns?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Monday.

How popular is this Brisbane to Cairns flight route?

Flights from Brisbane to Cairns have been viewed 19,350 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from Brisbane to Cairns on average per day?

1 flight departure from Brisbane to Cairns per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Brisbane to Cairns?

For as low as $167, Jetstar can have you in Cairns from Brisbane in 2h 20m. Brisbane and Cairns are separated by a distance of 1400 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Brisbane to Cairns round-trip?

Jetstar, at $167, was found to be the cheapest airline from Brisbane to Cairns. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Virgin Australia. Users have found that Jetstar is 36% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Brisbane to Cairns?

Consider Jetstar, Qantas Airways or Tigerair Australia when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Brisbane to Cairns.

What are the most reliable airlines from Brisbane to Cairns?

Consider China Southern (84%), Emirates (81%) or Etihad Airways (74%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Brisbane to Cairns.

What are the cheapest flights from Brisbane to Cairns?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Brisbane to Cairns? While on average our users pay $798, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $78. The most popular route (Brisbane - Cairns), is priced around $167.

Alternative routes for Brisbane to Cairns

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Top 4 airlines flying from Brisbane to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Brisbane to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$111Average$247FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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JetstarCheapest$126Average$214FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Tigerair AustraliaCheapest$150Average$223FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$209Average$363FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Brisbane to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Brisbane to Cairns
12%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
34%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
39%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
15%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Brisbane to Cairns

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Brisbane to Cairns
Sunday39daily flights
Monday37daily flights
Tuesday32daily flights
Wednesday32daily flights
Thursday34daily flights
Friday38daily flights
Saturday32daily flights