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Cheap flights from Gold Coast to Cairns

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The best prices from Gold Coast to Cairns are usually found in May or February, booked 45 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Gold Coast (OOL) to Cairns (CNS)

OOL - CNS
Price
$204 - $624
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 55% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 27% potential price drop

Average price

$215

Average for round-trip flights in March 2021

Round-trip from

$204

From Gold Coast 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 Gold Coast to Cairns?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Wednesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Gold Coast to Cairns?

Users have found that booking a flight from Gold Coast to Cairns at least 39 days early can save you up to 22% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 39 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Gold Coast to Cairns for as little as $353 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $384 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Gold Coast to Cairns?

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cairns from Gold Coast. Prices for March average $312 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $181. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 35% on your journey compared to booking in March

When is the cheapest time to fly from Gold Coast to Cairns (OOL - CNS)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Gold Coast to Cairns at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 12% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Gold Coast to Cairns in March, April 2021

4 Mar - 11 Mar
$253pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
21 Mar - 25 Mar
$266pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
8 Mar - 10 Mar
$283pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast

Gold Coast to Cairns 2021 flight deals

23 Apr - 28 Apr
$202pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
4 Mar - 11 Mar
$253pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
18 May - 25 May
$258pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast

Direct flights to Cairns from Gold Coast

23 Apr - 28 Apr
$202pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
18 May - 25 May
$258pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
25 Jul - 27 Jul
$259pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast

Last-minute flights from Gold Coast to Cairns

8 Mar - 10 Mar
$283pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
8 Mar - 10 Mar
$390pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
8 Mar - 10 Mar
$509pp
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
   
2 STOPS
OOL
Coolangatta Gold Coast

One-way flights to Cairns from Gold Coast

04:00 - 16:20
Virgin Australia
3 stops
12h 20m
OOL - CNS
Virgin Australia
$395
Gotogate
01:45 - 18:55
Jetstar
3 stops
17h 10m
OOL - CNS
Jetstar
$548
Gotogate
06:55 - 17:15
Qantas Airways
2 stops
10h 20m
OOL - CNS
Qantas Airways

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Flight FAQs

From Gold Coast to Cairns

Can I find flights from Gold Coast to Cairns for under $259 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Gold Coast to Cairns for under $259. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $202, but on average you can expect to pay $324.

Which airlines flying from Coolangatta Gold Coast to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Jetstar, Qantas Airways, and Virgin Australia are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from Gold Coast to Cairns for under $259 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 11 direct flights from Gold Coast to Cairns under $259. A good price for a direct flight from Gold Coast to Cairns is less than $331.

Are there last-minute flights available from Gold Coast to Cairns for under $389?

There are currently 6+ open flights from Gold Coast to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $389.

How popular is this flight route?

The Coolangatta Gold Coast to Cairns flight path was viewed by 8,902 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 Gold Coast or Cairns?

Expected rainfall in Gold Coast is more than in Cairns. You can expect this to be the case over the next 14 days.

Is Gold Coast weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 31 °C on average in the month of January. The temperature in Cairns is typically hotter than in Gold Coast. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long does is the flight from Gold Coast to Cairns?

Airlines like Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in about 2h 25m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h 55m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Gold Coast to Cairns return?

According to our current data, Jetstar ($203), and Virgin Australia ($428) offers the cheapest pricing from Gold Coast to Cairns. These flights start at 27% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $91. Users have also found prices from $198 and $818 on Jetstar and Virgin Australia, respectively.

Alternative routes for Gold Coast to Cairns

Destination information for Cairns

Flight duration
2h 20m
Average temperature for March in Cairns
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Cairns
362.0 mm

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Hourly flight availability from Gold Coast to Cairns

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Weekly flight availability
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Sunday
2 daily flights
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2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
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Saturday
2 daily flights
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