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Cheap flights from Darwin to Cairns from $300

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 7/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel.
DRW — CNS
22 Jul — 29 Jul1
1 adult
Mon 22/7
Mon 29/7

The best prices from Darwin to Cairns are usually found in November or February, booked 73 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Sunday and return on a Wednesday

Cheap flight deals from Darwin to Cairns

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Darwin (DRW) to Cairns (CNS). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 17 July 2024.

Round-trip from

$523

One-way from

$300

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

November
Jetstar
  • Jetstar
  • 16/8-23/8
  • Nonstop
  • 5h 00m total
  • Darwin to Cairns
Qantas Airways
  • Qantas Airways
  • 7/9
  • Nonstop
  • 2h 25m total
  • Darwin to Cairns
High demand for flights, 46% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 29% potential price drop

Cheap Jetstar flights from Darwin to Cairns

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Jetstar for the route between Darwin and Cairns. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced Jetstar flights heading from Darwin to Cairns. Make sure to check back often as deals are often changing.
Fri 16/814:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Fri 23/812:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$523
Fri 6/914:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Sun 8/912:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$527
Thu 15/801:30DRW - CNS
1 stop19h 20mJetstar
Fri 23/812:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$575
Wed 14/801:30DRW - CNS
1 stop15h 20mJetstar
Fri 23/812:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$613
Tue 8/1001:30DRW - CNS
1 stop9h 15mJetstar
Wed 9/1016:00CNS - DRW
1 stop9h 05mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$640
Thu 5/901:30DRW - CNS
1 stop19h 20mJetstar
Sun 8/912:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$696
Thu 15/801:30DRW - CNS
1 stop19h 20mJetstar
Fri 23/806:00CNS - DRW
1 stop19h 05mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$708
Fri 6/914:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Sun 8/916:00CNS - DRW
1 stop9h 05mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$736
Wed 14/801:30DRW - CNS
1 stop15h 20mJetstar
Thu 22/809:00CNS - DRW
1 stop16h 05mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$756

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Darwin to Cairns

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Qantas Airways for the route between Darwin and Cairns. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.
Take a gander at the lowest prices we've found on Qantas Airways flights from Darwin to Cairns. Make sure to examine the flight information before completing your reservation.
Thu 1/801:15DRW - CNS
1 stop18h 05mQantas Airways
Thu 8/814:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 40mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/7$1,556
Thu 1/801:15DRW - CNS
1 stop20h 50mQantas Airways
Thu 8/809:10CNS - DRW
2 stops16h 05mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/7$2,076

Cheap Darwin to Cairns flights in July & August 2024

Find cheap flight options from Darwin to Cairns specifically for the months of July and August 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Prices were last updated on 17 July 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Darwin to Cairns in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Fri 16/814:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Fri 23/812:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$523
Thu 15/801:30DRW - CNS
1 stop19h 20mJetstar
Fri 23/812:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$575
Fri 16/808:30DRW - CNS
1 stop3h 30mMultiple Airlines
Fri 23/812:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7$641
Thu 15/801:30DRW - CNS
1 stop19h 20mJetstar
Fri 23/806:00CNS - DRW
1 stop19h 05mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$708
Sun 4/814:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mMultiple Airlines
Mon 12/822:55CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$732
Sun 4/817:00DRW - CNS
2 stops24h 10mMultiple Airlines
Mon 12/822:55CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$753
Sun 4/817:00DRW - CNS
1 stop16h 00mMultiple Airlines
Mon 12/822:55CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$759
Fri 16/808:30DRW - CNS
1 stop3h 30mMultiple Airlines
Fri 23/816:00CNS - DRW
1 stop9h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7$787
Sat 3/801:30DRW - CNS
1 stop9h 15mMultiple Airlines
Mon 12/822:55CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$814

Darwin to Cairns 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Darwin and Cairns in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.
Listed are some of the best fares we've found on flights departing from Darwin to Cairns in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Fri 16/814:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Fri 23/812:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$523
Fri 6/914:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Sun 8/912:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$527
Thu 15/801:30DRW - CNS
1 stop19h 20mJetstar
Fri 23/812:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$575
Thu 5/900:40DRW - CNS
2 stops19h 00mVirgin Australia
Sun 8/912:10CNS - DRW
2 stops12h 15mVirgin Australia
Deal found 16/7$588
Wed 9/1014:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mMultiple Airlines
Wed 9/1020:30CNS - DRW
1 stop28h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$610
Wed 14/801:30DRW - CNS
1 stop15h 20mJetstar
Fri 23/812:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$613
Tue 8/1001:30DRW - CNS
1 stop9h 15mJetstar
Wed 9/1016:00CNS - DRW
1 stop9h 05mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$640
Fri 16/808:30DRW - CNS
1 stop3h 30mMultiple Airlines
Fri 23/812:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7$641
Mon 16/919:20DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mMultiple Airlines
Mon 23/916:00CNS - DRW
1 stop9h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$662

Direct flights to Cairns from Darwin

Discover direct flight options from Darwin to Cairns. Find direct flights with no stopovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore direct flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.
To help reduce your travel time, choose from one of these non-stop flights from Darwin to Cairns. Users seeking other options on flights from Darwin to Cairns should update the search form at the top of the page.
Fri 16/814:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Fri 23/812:00CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 35mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$523
Sun 4/814:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mMultiple Airlines
Mon 12/822:55CNS - DRW
Nonstop2h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 16/7$732

One-way flights to Cairns from Darwin

Search for one-way flight options from Darwin to Cairns. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.
Users in need of a one-way flight from Darwin to Cairns can choose from these deals. Users in need of a round-trip flight from Darwin to Cairns instead should update the search form at the top of page.
Sat 7/916:50DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/7$300
Sat 7/916:50DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/7$301
Mon 26/819:20DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mQantas Airways
Deal found 16/7$303
Fri 16/814:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$309
Sun 25/814:45DRW - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$310
Fri 6/901:30DRW - CNS
1 stop15h 20mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$313
Sun 3/1100:25DRW - CNS
1 stop19h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7$315
Fri 6/901:30DRW - CNS
1 stop15h 20mJetstar
Deal found 16/7$316
Thu 15/801:30DRW - CNS
1 stop19h 20mJetstar
Deal found 17/7$344

Find flights from Darwin to Cairns within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Darwin to Cairns that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 629,761 searches. Data last updated 17 July 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$523 - $834

Route

Depart

Return

Price

DarwinCairns

DRW - CNS

DRWCNS

Darwin

Fri 16/8

Nonstop2h 25m

Cairns

Fri 23/8

Nonstop2h 35m

$523

DarwinCairns

DRW - CNS

DRWCNS

Darwin

Fri 6/9

Nonstop2h 25m

Cairns

Sun 8/9

Nonstop2h 35m

$527

DarwinCairns

DRW - CNS

DRWCNS

Darwin

Thu 15/8

1 stop19h 20m

Cairns

Fri 23/8

Nonstop2h 35m

$575

DarwinCairns

DRW - CNS

DRWCNS

Darwin

Thu 5/9

2 stops19h 00m

Cairns

Sun 8/9

2 stops12h 15m

$588

DarwinCairns

DRW - CNS

DRWCNS

Darwin

Wed 9/10

Nonstop2h 25m

Cairns

Wed 9/10

1 stop28h 35m

$610

DarwinCairns

DRW - CNS

DRWCNS

Darwin

Wed 14/8

1 stop15h 20m

Cairns

Fri 23/8

Nonstop2h 35m

$613

DarwinCairns

DRW - CNS

DRWCNS

Darwin

Fri 16/8

1 stop3h 30m

Cairns

Fri 23/8

Nonstop2h 35m

$641

DarwinCairns

DRW - CNS

DRWCNS

Darwin

Mon 16/9

Nonstop2h 25m

Cairns

Mon 23/9

1 stop9h 05m

$662

DarwinCairns

DRW - CNS

DRWCNS

Darwin

Mon 16/9

1 stop3h 30m

Cairns

Mon 23/9

2 stops9h 05m

$834

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 17/7

Best time to book a flight from Darwin to Cairns

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Travel insights for flights from Darwin to Cairns

Get recent, data-driven insights about flights from Darwin to Cairns including ideal travel times, pricing trends, and more.

How far ahead should I book a flight from Darwin to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Darwin to Cairns. Price data was last updated on 12 July 2024.

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Darwin to Cairns, you should look to book at least 73 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Darwin to Cairns?

Currently, June is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Darwin to Cairns (average of $160). Flying from Darwin to Cairns in December is currently the most expensive (average of $346). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from DRW to CNS?

Find hourly flight availability from Darwin to Cairns. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated 17 July 2024.

When flying from Darwin to Cairns, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 43% versus a flight in the morning.

Rainfall in Cairns by month

Plan your trip to Cairns by taking into account the average rainfall totals by month.

In terms of precipitation, rainfall in Cairns ranges from 20.0 - 430.0 inches per month. March is typically the wettest month, when rainfall can reach 430.0 mm. July is typically the driest time to visit Cairns when rainfall is around 20.0 mm.

Temperature in Cairns by month

Plan your trip to Cairns by taking into account the average temperature totals by month.

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Cairns, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 27.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 21.0 C).

Reviews of airlines servicing Cairns

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Cairns. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Cairns. Reviews last updated 17 July 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia from Darwin to Cairns. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.

Boarding

7.8

Crew

8.3

Overall

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Entertainment

6.7

Food

6.7

Reviews

1 / 10

I felt like I was cattle on a cattle truck. Albeit, a politely treated steer! Packed flight sitting next to morbidly obese couple spilling into my seat; baby screaming behind me; food/drink cart passed me by without offering me anything. Definitely not a flight for a business traveller!

7.7
Good
561 reviews

Boarding

7.8

Crew

8.3

Overall

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Entertainment

6.7

Food

6.7

Reviews

1 / 10

I felt like I was cattle on a cattle truck. Albeit, a politely treated steer! Packed flight sitting next to morbidly obese couple spilling into my seat; baby screaming behind me; food/drink cart passed me by without offering me anything. Definitely not a flight for a business traveller!

7.6
Good
913 reviews

Boarding

7.8

Crew

8.3

Overall

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Entertainment

6.7

Food

6.7

Reviews

1 / 10

I felt like I was cattle on a cattle truck. Albeit, a politely treated steer! Packed flight sitting next to morbidly obese couple spilling into my seat; baby screaming behind me; food/drink cart passed me by without offering me anything. Definitely not a flight for a business traveller!

6.8
Okay
591 reviews

Boarding

7.8

Crew

8.3

Overall

7.7

Comfort

7.5

Entertainment

6.7

Food

6.7

Reviews

1 / 10

I felt like I was cattle on a cattle truck. Albeit, a politely treated steer! Packed flight sitting next to morbidly obese couple spilling into my seat; baby screaming behind me; food/drink cart passed me by without offering me anything. Definitely not a flight for a business traveller!

Related info for your journey

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  • What airports do I use to fly from Darwin to Cairns?

    If you wish to fly to Cairns from Darwin, then you need to book flights from Darwin to Cairns. There are 2 flights from Darwin (DRW) to Cairns (CNS) per day to choose from. Flights to Cairns from Darwin are available from 3 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 2h 25m is how long a nonstop flight from Darwin to Cairns typically takes.

  • Can I find flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $600 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $523, but on average you can expect to pay $671.

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

    Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Darwin to Cairns under $600. A good price for a direct flight from Darwin to Cairns is less than $627.

  • What days are direct flights available from Darwin to Cairns?

    Direct flights can be found on the following days: Friday.

  • How popular is this Darwin to Cairns flight route?

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

    1 flight departure from Darwin to Cairns per day on average.
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

  • How long is the flight from Darwin to Cairns?

    Departing from Darwin to Cairns will take you 2h 25m. Darwin and Cairns are separated by a distance of 1683 km. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

    Currently priced at $523, Jetstar will fly you from Darwin to Cairns and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Virgin Australia and Airnorth - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $588 and $834, respectively.

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

    To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Qantas Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $300. Jetstar flights start at $309 while deals on Virgin Australia start at $365 one-way.

  • What are the most reliable airlines from Darwin to Cairns?

    Consider Alliance Airlines (74%), Qantas Airways (55%) or Jetstar (37%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Darwin to Cairns.

  • What are the cheapest flights from Darwin to Cairns?

    Looking for the cheapest flight from Darwin to Cairns? While on average our users pay $722, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $297. The most popular route (Darwin - Cairns), is priced around $527.

  • What does DRW to CNS mean?

    DRW and CNS are unique codes to identify airports used in the aviation industry. They are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and are commonly called IATA codes. DRW to CNS refers to a flight route from Darwin Airport to Cairns Airport.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Darwin to Cairns that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Darwin to Cairns flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Darwin to Cairns with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Darwin to Cairns flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Darwin to Cairns that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Darwin to Cairns flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Darwin to Cairns?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Darwin to Cairns.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Darwin to Cairns?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Darwin to Cairns by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Darwin to Cairns that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Darwin to Cairns offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Darwin to Cairns?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Darwin to Cairns flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Darwin to Cairns flight deals updated?

    The Darwin to Cairns flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 17/7.

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Darwin to Cairns?

    Currently, June is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Darwin to Cairns (average of $160). Flying from Darwin to Cairns in December is currently the most expensive (average of $346). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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JetstarCheapest$202Average$358FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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