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Cheap flights from Perth to Cairns

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The best prices from Perth to Cairns are usually found in May or June, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Saturday and return on a Thursday

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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
$450 - $684
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Precipitation
27 - 436 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

$450

From Perth to Cairns

One-way from

$415

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?

Tuesday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Perth to Cairns. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cairns.

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

To save up to 22% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 39 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Perth to Cairns from $368 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $400 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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, March can be a great choice for travel to Cairns. Flights to Cairns from Perth in March are about $326 on average during March, but can be found for as low as $189.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Perth to Cairns is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 13% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Perth to Cairns in August, September 2021

The best prices found for PER to CNS flights in August, September
2 Sep - 3 Sep
$410pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
8 Aug - 11 Aug
$431pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
PER
Perth
5 Aug - 7 Aug
$446pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
PER
Perth

Perth to Cairns 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Perth found for this year
2 Sep - 3 Sep
$410pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
8 Aug - 11 Aug
$431pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
PER
Perth
5 Aug - 7 Aug
$446pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
PER
Perth

Direct flights to Cairns from Perth

Save time with Perth to Cairns direct flight deals
15 Jan - 26 Feb
$393pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
PER
Perth
15 Jan - 27 Feb
$404pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
17 Jan - 26 Feb
$408pp
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
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$446pp
PER
Perth
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$453pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
PER
Perth
10 Aug - 13 Aug
$735pp
PER
Perth
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
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
18:00 - 09:10
Qantas Airways
2 stops
13h 10m
PER - CNS
Qantas Airways
$415
CheersTravel
12:30 - 19:05
Virgin Australia
Direct
4h 35m
PER - CNS
Virgin Australia
$430
BYOjet (AU)
13:55 - 20:05
Jetstar
3 stops
28h 10m
PER - CNS
Jetstar
$460
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Perth to Cairns

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 $406 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Perth to Cairns for under $406. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $393, but on average you can expect to pay $479.

Are there direct flights from Perth to Cairns for under $406 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 8 direct flights from Perth to Cairns under $406. A good price for a direct flight from Perth to Cairns is less than $412.

Are there last-minute flights available from Perth to Cairns for under $541?

There are currently 6+ open flights from Perth to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $541.

How popular is this flight route?

The Perth to Cairns flight path 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.

Does it rain more in Perth or Cairns?

When travelling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Perth is typically greater than that of Cairns. We can gather that this will continue over the next 18 days.

Is Perth weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

Temperatures around the 32 °Cs can be experienced in January. The weather in Cairns is colder than in Perth. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

The cheapest airline for this route is Jetstar Airways on average. Jetstar Airways operates 12 flight per week

How long does is the flight from Perth to Cairns?

For as low as $410, Jetstar can have you in Cairns from Perth in 4h 10m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Cairns, with prices starting at $404. Another option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $599 return. These flights start at 25% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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 $107. Users have also found prices from $197 and $354 on Jetstar and Virgin Australia, respectively.

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
4h 37m
Average temperature for August in Cairns
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in Cairns
31.0 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
$215 $386 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$379 $447 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$239 $520 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Perth to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Perth towards Cairns.
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