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The best prices from Darwin to Cairns are usually found in June or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Monday and return on a Saturday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Darwin (DRW) to Cairns (CNS)

DRW - CNS
Price
$288 - $832
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 52% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$288

From Darwin to Cairns

One-way from

$281

One-way flight from Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns?

Users have found that flying from Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns?

To save on the cost of your flight from Darwin to Cairns, book at least 38 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 23% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $408 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $437.

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

Flights from Darwin to Cairns lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Darwin to Cairns in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $200.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Darwin to Cairns (DRW - CNS)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Darwin to Cairns is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 42% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Darwin to Cairns in October, November 2020

The best prices found for DRW to CNS flights in October, November
28 Nov - 5 Dec
$344pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
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Darwin
23 Nov - 5 Dec
$357pp
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Darwin
Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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Darwin
23 Nov - 2 Dec
$377pp
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Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin

Darwin to Cairns 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Darwin found for this year
28 Nov - 5 Dec
$344pp
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Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
23 Nov - 5 Dec
$357pp
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Darwin
Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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Darwin
23 Nov - 2 Dec
$377pp
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Darwin
Jetstar
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Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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Darwin

Direct flights to Cairns from Darwin

Save time with Darwin to Cairns direct flight deals
28 Nov - 5 Dec
$344pp
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Darwin
Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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Darwin
31 Mar - 9 Apr
$350pp
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Darwin
Jetstar
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Cairns
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Jetstar
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23 Nov - 5 Dec
$357pp
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One-way flights to Cairns from Darwin

The cheapest one-way flights from Darwin to Cairns
02:55 - 06:55
Airnorth
1 stop
3h 30m
DRW - CNS
Airnorth
$281
Kiwi.com
09:15 - 15:10
Virgin Australia
1 stop
29h 25m
DRW - CNS
Virgin Australia
$325
FlyFar
20:10 - 18:55
Jetstar
2 stops
22h 15m
DRW - CNS
Jetstar
$385
FlightNetwork

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Darwin to Cairns

Can I find flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $423 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $423. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $344, but on average you can expect to pay $399.

Which airlines flying from Darwin to Cairns have flexible changes due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Airnorth flying from Darwin to Cairns have implemented new flexible change policies.

Are there direct flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $423 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 13 direct flights from Darwin to Cairns under $423. A good price for a direct flight from Darwin to Cairns is less than $422.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Darwin to Cairns was viewed by 802 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 Darwin or Cairns?

In Darwin, there will be same rainfall in Darwin compared to Cairns over the next 9 days.

Is Darwin weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

Expect the weather to be around 34 °C on average in October. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Cairns is generally colder than in Darwin.

How long does is the flight from Darwin to Cairns?

Departing from Darwin to Cairns will take you 2h 20m. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Cairns, with prices starting at $345. Another option worth looking into is Airnorth, starting at $412 return. These flights start at 14% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $181. Users have also found prices from $185 and $325 on Jetstar and Airnorth, respectively.

Alternative routes for Darwin to Cairns

Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Darwin to Cairns
Flight duration
2h 48m
Average temperature for October in Cairns
29.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Cairns
46.0 mm

Airports servicing Darwin

Airports servicing Cairns

Hourly flight availability from Darwin to Cairns

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Weekly flight availability
from Darwin to Cairns
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4 daily flights
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2 daily flights
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