Cheap flights from Canberra to Cairns

The best prices from Canberra to Cairns are usually found in May or April, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from Canberra to Cairns

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

CBR - CNS

Price

$353 - $565

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

CNS

Precipitation

20 - 430 mm

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$490

From Canberra to Cairns

One-way from

$205

One-way flight from Canberra to Cairns

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

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 12%.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 34% by booking at least 61 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Canberra to Cairns within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $672.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in August. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Cairns. Flights to Cairns from Canberra in May are about $576 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $365.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Canberra to Cairns (CBR - CNS)?

When flying from Canberra to Cairns, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 24% versus a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Canberra to Cairns in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CBR to CNS flights in January, February
20 Jan. - 22 Jan.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

25h 30m
CNS

Cairns

CBR

Canberra

1 stop

25h 45m
$412

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 17/1/22

25 Jan. - 28 Jan.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

25h 30m
CNS

Cairns

CBR

Canberra

1 stop

22h 25m
$438

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/1/22

22 Jan. - 23 Jan.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

6h 50m
CNS

Cairns

CBR

Canberra

1 stop

6h 50m
$440

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/1/22

Canberra to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Canberra found for this year
20 Jan. - 22 Jan.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

25h 30m
CNS

Cairns

CBR

Canberra

1 stop

25h 45m
$412

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 17/1/22

25 Jan. - 28 Jan.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

25h 30m
CNS

Cairns

CBR

Canberra

1 stop

22h 25m
$438

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/1/22

22 Jan. - 23 Jan.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

6h 50m
CNS

Cairns

CBR

Canberra

1 stop

6h 50m
$440

Jetstar

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Deal found 20/1/22

Direct flights to Cairns from Canberra

Save time with Canberra to Cairns direct flight deals
1 Feb. - 5 Feb.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 10m
CNS

Cairns

CBR

Canberra

Nonstop

3h 15m
$591

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 18/1/22

Last-minute flights from Canberra to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Canberra, departing today and this week
25 Jan. - 28 Jan.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

25h 30m
CNS

Cairns

CBR

Canberra

1 stop

22h 25m
$438

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/1/22

26 Jan. - 29 Jan.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

11h 00m
CNS

Cairns

CBR

Canberra

1 stop

9h 10m
$454

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

27 Jan. - 30 Jan.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

9h 10m
CNS

Cairns

CBR

Canberra

1 stop

6h 50m
$463

Jetstar

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Deal found 19/1/22

One-way flights to Cairns from Canberra

The cheapest one-way flights from Canberra to Cairns
27 Jan.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

25h 30m
$205

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 18/1/22

2 Feb.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

24h 50m
$228

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 19/1/22

1 Jun.
CBR

Canberra

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

8h 15m
$258

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 17/1/22

Related info for your journey

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

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Canberra to Cairns that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Canberra to Cairns for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Canberra to Cairns for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $433, but on average you can expect to pay $537.

Are there direct flights from Canberra to Cairns for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 1 direct flight from Canberra to Cairns under $600. A good price for a direct flight from Canberra to Cairns is less than $591.

Are there last-minute flights available from Canberra to Cairns for under $500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Canberra to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $500.

How popular is this Canberra to Cairns flight route?

The Canberra to Cairns flight path was viewed by 615 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

According to our current data, Virgin Australia ($433), and Qantas Airways ($591) offers the cheapest pricing from Canberra to Cairns. Virgin Australia is currently priced 24% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Canberra to Cairns?

The cheapest flight price from Canberra to Cairns is $375. On average you can expect to pay $517. The most popular route, (Canberra - Cairns), can usually be booked for $441.

Alternative routes for Canberra to Cairns

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

Top 2 airlines flying from Canberra to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Canberra to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$418
Average$590
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$466
Average$737
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Canberra to Cairns

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