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Cheap flights from Darwin to Cairns

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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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Darwin (DRW) to Cairns (CNS)

DRW - CNS
Price
$262 - $758
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

$262

From Darwin to Cairns

One-way from

$257

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 39 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 22% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $350 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $380.

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 March, with the cheapest ticket starting at $180.

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 February, March 2021

1 Mar - 3 Mar
$325pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
3 Mar - 6 Mar
$332pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
28 Feb - 1 Mar
$469pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin

Darwin to Cairns 2021 flight deals

10 Apr - 16 Apr
$263pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
14 Apr - 22 Apr
$271pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
14 Apr - 22 Apr
$272pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin

Direct flights to Cairns from Darwin

10 Apr - 16 Apr
$263pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
14 Apr - 22 Apr
$271pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
14 Apr - 22 Apr
$272pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin

Last-minute flights from Darwin to Cairns

7 Mar - 8 Mar
$528pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
4 Mar - 9 Mar
$556pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
4 Mar - 7 Mar
$572pp
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Darwin
Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin

One-way flights to Cairns from Darwin

14:00 - 03:30
Jetstar
1 stop
13h 00m
DRW - CNS
Jetstar
$257
FlightHub
09:15 - 05:45
Virgin Australia
2 stops
44h 00m
DRW - CNS
Virgin Australia
$511
CheapFaresNow
01:30 - 18:00
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
16h 00m
DRW - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$607
Flyus

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Flight FAQs

From Darwin to Cairns

Can I find flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $386 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $386. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $263, but on average you can expect to pay $400.

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

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

Are there direct flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $386 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 9 direct flights from Darwin to Cairns under $386. A good price for a direct flight from Darwin to Cairns is less than $544.

Are there last-minute flights available from Darwin to Cairns for under $642?

There are currently 19+ open flights from Darwin to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $642.

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 less rainfall in Darwin compared to Cairns over the next 22 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 25m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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 $264. Another option worth looking into is Airnorth, starting at $481 return. These flights start at 28% 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 $161. Users have also found tickets on Virgin Australia for as little as $511.

Alternative routes for Darwin to Cairns

Destination information for Cairns

Flight duration
2h 35m
Average temperature for February in Cairns
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for February in Cairns
436.0 mm

Airports servicing Darwin

Airports servicing Cairns

Hourly flight availability from Darwin to Cairns

Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 57% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 42% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Darwin to Cairns
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
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Saturday
3 daily flights
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