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Cheap flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sunshine Coast (MCY) to Cairns (CNS)

All the information you need to plan the best MCY to CNS flight in 2021: compare Sunshine Coast to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
MCY - CNS
Price
$438 - $874
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 31% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$438

From Sunshine Coast to Cairns

One-way from

$185

One-way flight from Sunshine 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 Sunshine Coast to Cairns?

Wednesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 73%.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 39 days in advance to save up to 22% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 39 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Sunshine Coast to Cairns 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $357, or $388 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast in March are about $316 on average during March, but can be found for as low as $184.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sunshine Coast to Cairns (MCY - CNS)?

It’s optimal to fly from Sunshine Coast to Cairns in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 52% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns in April, May 2021

The best prices found for MCY to CNS flights in April, May
20 Apr - 24 Apr
$317pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
20 Apr - 23 Apr
$374pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
23 Apr - 26 Apr
$395pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast to Cairns 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Sunshine Coast found for this year
9 Aug - 13 Aug
$278pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
26 Jul - 2 Aug
$282pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
20 Apr - 24 Apr
$317pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast

Direct flights to Cairns from Sunshine Coast

Save time with Sunshine Coast to Cairns direct flight deals
9 Aug - 13 Aug
$278pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
26 Jul - 2 Aug
$282pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
23 Apr - 26 Apr
$395pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast

Last-minute flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Sunshine Coast, departing today and this week
20 Apr - 24 Apr
$317pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
20 Apr - 23 Apr
$374pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
23 Apr - 26 Apr
$395pp
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast

One-way flights to Cairns from Sunshine Coast

The cheapest one-way flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns
16:10 - 05:05
Jetstar
1 stop
12h 55m
MCY - CNS
Jetstar
$185
Gotogate
15:25 - 12:20
Virgin Australia
2 stops
20h 55m
MCY - CNS
Virgin Australia
$279
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Sunshine Coast to Cairns

Can I find flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns for under $394 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns for under $394. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Alliance Airlines for just $278, but on average you can expect to pay $425.

Which airlines flying from Maroochydore Sunshine Coast to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar 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 Sunshine Coast to Cairns for under $394 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 3 direct flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns under $394. A good price for a direct flight from Sunshine Coast to Cairns is less than $317.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sunshine Coast to Cairns for under $394?

There are currently 15+ open flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $394.

What days are direct flights available from Sunshine Coast to Cairns?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Sunday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Maroochydore Sunshine Coast to Cairns have been viewed 8,902 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Sunshine Coast or Cairns?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Sunshine Coast is roughly less than Cairns. You can assume this to be the case over the next 12 days.

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

Departing from Sunshine Coast to Cairns will take you 2h 20m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns from $279 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Jetstar, from $318, and Virgin Australia, from $550. These flights start at 56% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Jetstar, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $185. Check flights for Virgin Australia, as they currently have the next best price.

Alternative routes for Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast to Cairns.
Flight duration
2h 12m
Average temperature for April in Cairns
29.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Cairns
208.0 mm

Airports servicing Maroochydore

Airports servicing Cairns

Hourly flight availability from Sunshine Coast to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sunshine Coast towards Cairns.
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Weekly flight availability
from Sunshine Coast to Cairns
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