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Cheap flights from Perth to Cairns

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Perth (PER) to Cairns (CNS)

All the information you need to plan the best PER to CNS flight in 2021: compare Perth to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
PER - CNS
Price
$333 - $506
CNS
Temperature
21 - 27 °C
CNS
Precipitation
20 - 430 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$461

From Perth to Cairns

One-way from

$328

One-way flight from Perth 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 Perth to Cairns?

Departing on a Sunday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 15% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Cairns. Flights to Cairns from Perth in May are about $558 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $357.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Perth to Cairns (PER - CNS)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 13% on flights from Perth to Cairns by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Perth to Cairns at least 56 days early can save you up to 32% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 56 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Perth to Cairns for as little as $617 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 $734 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from Perth to Cairns in November, December 2021

The best prices found for PER to CNS flights in November, December
3 Dec - 10 Dec
$317pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
28 Nov - 30 Nov
$365pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
24 Dec - 5 Jan
$379pp
PER
Perth
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
PER
Perth

Perth to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Perth found for next year
3 Dec - 10 Dec
$317pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
28 Nov - 30 Nov
$365pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
24 Dec - 5 Jan
$379pp
PER
Perth
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
PER
Perth

Direct flights to Cairns from Perth

Save time with Perth to Cairns direct flight deals
1 Mar - 11 Mar
$331pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
5 Apr - 15 Apr
$341pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
17 Apr - 24 Apr
$350pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
PER
Perth

Last-minute flights from Perth to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Perth, departing today and this week
3 Dec - 10 Dec
$317pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
1 Dec - 4 Dec
$500pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
PER
Perth
3 Dec - 10 Dec
$526pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
PER
Perth

One-way flights to Cairns from Perth

The cheapest one-way flights from Perth to Cairns
10:40 - 07:00
Jetstar
1 stop
18h 20m
PER - CNS
Jetstar
$328
Gotogate
05:15 - 06:00
Virgin Australia
2 stops
22h 45m
PER - CNS
Virgin Australia
12:10 - 11:50
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
21h 40m
PER - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$590
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Perth</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cairns</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Perth to Cairns

What airports do I use to fly from Perth to Cairns?

You will need to book a flight from Perth to Cairns if you want to fly from Perth to Cairns. At least 3 different airlines have flights from Perth (PER) to Cairns (CNS) on a regular basis. There is 1 flight to Cairns from the Perth airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from PER to CNS to be around 4h 10m.

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

Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways 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.

Can I find flights from Perth to Cairns for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Perth to Cairns for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $331, but on average you can expect to pay $496.

Are there direct flights from Perth to Cairns for under $400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 6 direct flights from Perth to Cairns under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Perth to Cairns is less than $364.

Are there last-minute flights available from Perth to Cairns for under $400?

There are currently 10+ open flights from Perth to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $400.

How popular is this Perth to Cairns flight route?

This flight path from Perth to Cairns was viewed by 1,803 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

According to our current data, Jetstar ($331), Virgin Australia ($379), and Qantas Airways ($692) offers the cheapest pricing from Perth to Cairns. You may be able to fly from Perth to Cairns for 40% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $155. Users have also found prices from $190 and $364 on Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, respectively.

What are the most reliable airlines from Perth to Cairns?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Perth to Cairns on time: Qantas Airways (0%), Emirates (0%), Jetstar (0%).

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

Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia are the most popular airlines when flying from Perth to Cairns.

What are the cheapest flights from Perth to Cairns?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $304. While the most popular route (Perth - Cairns) can be booked for $350 on average our data indicates $579 when flying from Perth to Cairns.

Alternative routes for Perth 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 Perth to Cairns.
Flight duration from PER to CNS
4h 42m
Average temperature for November in Cairns
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in Cairns
95.0 mm

Airports servicing Perth

Airports servicing Cairns

Top 3 airlines flying from Perth to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Perth to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$297 $534 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$331 $720 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$525 $619 No cancel fee 80%
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Hourly flight availability from Perth to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Perth towards Cairns.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 100% of flight departures
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Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Perth to Cairns
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Perth to Cairns.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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