Cheap flights from Darwin to Cairns

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

How to find the cheapest flight from Darwin to Cairns

All the information you need to plan the best DRW to CNS flight in 2022: compare Darwin to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.

DRW - CNS

Price

$204 - $590

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

Average price

$372

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$283

From Darwin to Cairns

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 $432 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $749.

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 $396 on average during June, but can be found for as low as $198.

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.

Cheap flights from Darwin to Cairns in January, February 2022

The best prices found for DRW to CNS flights in January, February
24 Jan. - 26 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
$289

Jetstar

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Deal found 1/19/22

26 Jan. - 29 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
$294

Jetstar

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Deal found 1/19/22

20 Jan. - 22 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
$304

Jetstar

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Deal found 1/18/22

Darwin to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Darwin found for this year
24 Jan. - 26 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
$289

Jetstar

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Deal found 1/19/22

26 Jan. - 29 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
$294

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

10 Apr. - 19 Apr.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 25m
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 35m
$300

Jetstar

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Deal found 1/20/22

Direct flights to Cairns from Darwin

Save time with Darwin to Cairns direct flight deals
10 Apr. - 19 Apr.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 25m
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 35m
$300

Jetstar

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Deal found 1/20/22

4 Feb. - 11 Feb.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 30m
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

3h 30m
$812

Airnorth

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Deal found 1/19/22

Last-minute flights from Darwin to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Darwin, departing today and this week
26 Jan. - 29 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
$294

Jetstar

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Deal found 1/19/22

25 Jan. - 27 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 40m
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
$329

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

25 Jan. - 29 Jan.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 45m
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
$382

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

One-way flights to Cairns from Darwin

The cheapest one-way flights from Darwin to Cairns
26 Feb.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$144

Jetstar

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Deal found 1/17/22

18 Feb.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

3h 30m
$196

Airnorth

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Deal found 1/19/22

26 Feb.
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

3h 30m
$212

Airnorth

View Deal

Deal found 1/17/22

Related info for your journey

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

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 30m 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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $300, but on average you can expect to pay $726.

Are there direct flights from Darwin to Cairns for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Darwin to Cairns under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Darwin to Cairns is less than $555.

Are there last-minute flights available from Darwin to Cairns for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Darwin to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are direct flights available from Darwin to Cairns?

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

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.

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

1 flight departure from Darwin to Cairns per day on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 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 $300, 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 Airnorth and Virgin Australia - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $518 and $766, respectively. Jetstar is currently priced 24% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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 $144. Airnorth flights start at $196 while deals on Virgin Australia start at $322 one-way.

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.

What are the cheapest flights from Darwin to Cairns?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Darwin to Cairns? While on average our users pay $420, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $190. The most popular route (Darwin - Cairns), is priced around $304.

Alternative routes for Darwin to Cairns

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 2 airlines flying from Darwin to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Darwin to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$205
Average$361
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Airnorth
Cheapest$319
Average$437
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Darwin to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Darwin to Cairns
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Weekly flight availability from Darwin to Cairns

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Darwin to Cairns
Sunday2daily flights
Monday4daily flights
Tuesday0daily flights
Wednesday4daily flights
Thursday3daily flights
Friday2daily flights
Saturday4daily flights