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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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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
$281 - $813
CNS
Temperature
21 - 27 °C
CNS
Precipitation
20 - 430 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

281﷼

From Darwin to Cairns

One-way from

$245

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?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 8% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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 26 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 79% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $429 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $745.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in August. For low rates, June can be a great choice for travel to Cairns. Flights to Cairns from Darwin in June are about $394 on average during June, but can be found for as low as $197.

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

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 morning, which can drop the price by up to 1% versus a flight at midday.

One-way flights to Cairns from Darwin

The cheapest one-way flights from Darwin to Cairns
16:35 - 19:30
Jetstar
Direct
2h 25m
DRW - CNS
Jetstar
$245
mytrip.com
01:00 - 06:35
Airnorth
2 stops
5h 05m
DRW - CNS
Airnorth
$370
Tripmonster
09:40 - 18:10
Qantas Airways
2 stops
32h 00m
DRW - CNS
Qantas Airways
$397
Jettzy

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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.

How popular is this Darwin to Cairns flight route?

Within the past month, 802 users have taken a look at flights from Darwin to Cairns.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Jetstar, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $92. Airnorth flights start at $230 while deals on Virgin Australia start at $339 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Darwin to Cairns?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Darwin to Cairns? While on average our users pay $245, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $97. The most popular route (Darwin - Cairns), is priced around $196.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Darwin to Cairns?

Before booking your flight from Darwin to Cairns, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Jetstar, Qantas Airways or Airnorth.

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.
Average temperature for September in Cairns
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cairns
27.0 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 72% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 27% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% 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
0 flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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