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Cheap flights from Darwin to Cairns

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

All the information you need to plan the best DRW to CNS flight in 2021: compare Darwin to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
DRW - CNS
Price
$260 - $752
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

Average price

$334

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$260

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 Monday 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 $347 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $377.

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 $178.

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 at midday tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 1% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Darwin to Cairns in May, June 2021

The best prices found for DRW to CNS flights in May, June
15 May - 18 May
$275pp
DRW
Darwin
Airnorth
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Airnorth
Direct
DRW
Darwin
27 May - 30 May
$338pp
DRW
Darwin
Airnorth
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Airnorth
Direct
DRW
Darwin
12 May - 18 May
$432pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Airnorth
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Darwin

Darwin to Cairns 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Darwin found for this year
15 May - 18 May
$275pp
DRW
Darwin
Airnorth
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Airnorth
Direct
DRW
Darwin
9 Jul - 13 Jul
$329pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
14 Sep - 17 Sep
$335pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Airnorth
 
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DRW
Darwin

Direct flights to Cairns from Darwin

Save time with Darwin to Cairns direct flight deals
15 May - 18 May
$275pp
DRW
Darwin
Airnorth
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Airnorth
Direct
DRW
Darwin
9 Jul - 13 Jul
$329pp
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
27 May - 30 May
$338pp
DRW
Darwin
Airnorth
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Airnorth
Direct
DRW
Darwin

Last-minute flights from Darwin to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Darwin, departing today and this week
15 May - 18 May
$275pp
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Darwin
Airnorth
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Airnorth
Direct
DRW
Darwin
15 May - 18 May
$432pp
DRW
Darwin
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
 
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DRW
Darwin
20 May - 23 May
$591pp
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Darwin
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1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin

One-way flights to Cairns from Darwin

The cheapest one-way flights from Darwin to Cairns
21:30 - 09:45
Qantas Airways
2 stops
11h 45m
DRW - CNS
Qantas Airways
$568
mytrip.com
13:15 - 09:20
Virgin Australia
2 stops
19h 35m
DRW - CNS
Virgin Australia
$607
Jettzy
12:00 - 07:55
Airnorth
2 stops
19h 25m
DRW - CNS
Airnorth
$640
Bravofly

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Flight FAQs

From Darwin to Cairns

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $382 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $382. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Airnorth for just $275, but on average you can expect to pay $413.

Are there direct flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $382 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Darwin to Cairns under $382. A good price for a direct flight from Darwin to Cairns is less than $380.

Are there last-minute flights available from Darwin to Cairns for under $382?

There are currently 13+ open flights from Darwin to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $382.

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 3 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. Most flights are nonstop.

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

Flying on Airnorth is currently your cheapest option to Cairns, with prices starting at $276. Another option worth looking into is Jetstar, starting at $329 return. These flights start at 24% 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 $100. Users have also found prices from $132 and $322 on Jetstar and Airnorth, respectively.

Alternative routes for Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns.
Flight duration
2h 50m
Average temperature for May in Cairns
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cairns
83.0 mm

Airports servicing Darwin

Airports servicing Cairns

Hourly flight availability from Darwin to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Darwin towards Cairns.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 54% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 27% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 19% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Darwin to Cairns
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Darwin to Cairns.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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