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Cheap flights from Canberra to Cairns

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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

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Canberra (CBR) to Cairns (CNS)

All the information you need to plan the best CBR to CNS flight in 2021: compare Canberra to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
CBR - CNS
Price
$477 - $764
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Precipitation
27 - 436 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

$477

From Canberra to Cairns

One-way from

$384

One-way flight from Canberra 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 Canberra to Cairns?

Flights from Canberra to Cairns are generally found to be more expensive on Friday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cairns.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 39 days in advance to save up to 22% 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 39 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 Canberra to Cairns 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $368, or $400 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Cairns from Canberra average $326. You can even find prices in March for less than $326, as users have found deals to Cairns from as low as $189. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cairns from Canberra. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 35%.

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 August, September 2021

The best prices found for CBR to CNS flights in August, September
13 Aug - 20 Aug
$380pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$403pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
11 Aug - 17 Aug
$412pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
CBR
Canberra

Canberra to Cairns 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Canberra found for this year
13 Aug - 20 Aug
$380pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$403pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
11 Aug - 17 Aug
$412pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
CBR
Canberra

Direct flights to Cairns from Canberra

Save time with Canberra to Cairns direct flight deals
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$450pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CBR
Canberra
13 Aug - 20 Aug
$584pp
CBR
Canberra
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CBR
Canberra
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$666pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CBR
Canberra

Last-minute flights from Canberra to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Canberra, departing today and this week
13 Aug - 20 Aug
$380pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$403pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CBR
Canberra
11 Aug - 17 Aug
$412pp
CBR
Canberra
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
CBR
Canberra

One-way flights to Cairns from Canberra

The cheapest one-way flights from Canberra to Cairns
02:15 - 12:00
Virgin Australia
2 stops
9h 45m
CBR - CNS
Virgin Australia
$384
Gotogate
05:05 - 08:20
Qantas Airways
Direct
3h 15m
CBR - CNS
Qantas Airways
09:45 - 18:10
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
32h 25m
CBR - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$540
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Canberra to Cairns

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 $406 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Canberra to Cairns for under $406. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $380, but on average you can expect to pay $529.

Are there direct flights from Canberra to Cairns for under $541 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 3 direct flights from Canberra to Cairns under $541. A good price for a direct flight from Canberra to Cairns is less than $566.

Are there last-minute flights available from Canberra to Cairns for under $406?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Canberra to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $406.

How popular is this flight route?

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

Does it rain more in Canberra or Cairns?

The rainfall in Canberra is generally same as the rainfall in Cairns. This will continue over the next 10 days.

Is Canberra weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 31 °C on average in the month of January. The temperature in Cairns is typically hotter than in Canberra. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long does is the flight from Canberra to Cairns?

There are many flights that can get you from Canberra to Cairns in 5h. Fly via Alliance Airlines, Virgin Australia, or Qantas Airways to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Canberra to Cairns return?

Our cheapest airline available from Canberra to Cairns is Virgin Australia. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $502 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Alliance Airlines, starting at $584. Users have found that Virgin Australia is 10% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Virgin Australia. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $273. Users have also found tickets on Qantas Airways for as little as $289.

Alternative routes for Canberra to Cairns

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

Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Canberra to Cairns.
Flight duration
4h 23m
Average temperature for August in Cairns
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in Cairns
31.0 mm

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Hourly flight availability from Canberra to Cairns

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