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The best prices from Sydney to Cairns are usually found in March or May, booked 43 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS)

SYD - CNS
Price
$289 - $462
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$289

From Sydney to Cairns

One-way from

$329

One-way flight from Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 11% on the overall cost on flights from Sydney to Cairns.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Sydney to Cairns, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 21% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $402 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $433.

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

Flights from Sydney to Cairns lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Sydney to Cairns in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at $229.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Cairns (SYD - CNS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Sydney to Cairns in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 20% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Cairns in October, November 2020

The best prices found for SYD to CNS flights in October, November
23 Oct - 25 Oct
$254pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$264pp
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Jetstar
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Cairns
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Cairns
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$267pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Cairns 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Sydney found for this year
23 Oct - 25 Oct
$254pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$264pp
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Jetstar
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CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
5 Nov - 8 Nov
$267pp
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Cairns
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Cairns
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Cairns from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Cairns direct flight deals
16 Nov - 23 Nov
$254pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$264pp
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5 Nov - 8 Nov
$267pp
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One-way flights to Cairns from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Cairns
02:00 - 11:10
Virgin Australia
2 stops
10h 10m
SYD - CNS
Virgin Australia
$329
Wotif
07:05 - 02:40
Qantas Airways
2 stops
20h 35m
SYD - CNS
Qantas Airways
$403
StudentUniverse
01:20 - 07:45
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
31h 25m
SYD - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$567
FlightNetwork

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Cairns

Can I find flights from Sydney to Cairns for under $282 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Cairns for under $282. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $254, but on average you can expect to pay $303.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Cairns for under $282 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Cairns under $282. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Cairns is less than $309.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 12,160 users have taken a look at flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns.

Does it rain more in Sydney or Cairns?

When travelling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Sydney is typically similar to Cairns. We can gather that this will continue over the next 13 days.

Is Sydney weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

Temperatures around the 31 °Cs can be experienced in January. The weather in Cairns is hotter than in Sydney. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long does is the flight from Sydney to Cairns?

A quick flight from Sydney to Cairns can take about 3h. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $255. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Cairns, with prices starting at $255. Another option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $365 return. Jetstar is currently priced 28% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $133. Users have also found prices from $190 and $238 on Jetstar and Virgin Australia, respectively.

Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Sydney to Cairns
Flight duration
2h 57m
Average temperature for October in Cairns
29.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Cairns
46.0 mm

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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Cairns

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Weekly flight availability
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