Cheap flights from Sydney to Cairns

SYD — CNS
21 May — 28 May1
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The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns are usually found in March or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from Sydney to Cairns

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to CNS flight in 2022: compare Sydney to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.

SYD - CNS

Price

$182 - $327

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

CNS

Rainfall

20 - 430 mm

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 26% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop
Round-trip from$262From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns
One-way from$101One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Cairns?

Users have found that flying from Sydney to Cairns on a Thursday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 22% by booking at least 39 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Sydney to Cairns within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $392.

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

March can be a great time to fly to Cairns from Sydney with a flight ticket averaging about $347. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as $202. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

When flying from Sydney to Cairns, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 17% versus a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Cairns in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SYD to CNS flights in May, June
29 May - 5 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 50m
$210

Jetstar

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Deal found 5/13/22

3 Jun. - 7 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$213

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/16/22

22 Jun. - 28 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$216

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/15/22

Sydney to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Sydney found for this year
24 Jul. - 4 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$206

Jetstar

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Deal found 5/13/22

29 May - 5 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 50m
$210

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/13/22

4 Aug. - 11 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$212

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/16/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Sydney to Cairns

9 Jun. - 16 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$187

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/13/22

24 Jul. - 4 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$206

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/13/22

12 Jun. - 19 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 50m
$207

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/13/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Sydney to Cairns

21 Jun. - 25 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

5h 35m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$249

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 5/13/22

29 May - 5 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 15m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

6h 15m
$252

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 5/13/22

26 May - 30 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

24h 50m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$344

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 5/15/22

Direct flights to Cairns from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Cairns direct flight deals
24 Jul. - 4 Aug.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$206

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/13/22

12 Jun. - 19 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 50m
$207

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/13/22

29 May - 5 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 50m
$210

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/13/22

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Sydney, departing today and this week
22 May - 25 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 50m
$218

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/15/22

22 May - 25 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 50m
$226

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/16/22

25 May - 8 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$228

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/15/22

One-way flights to Cairns from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Cairns
29 May
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$101

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/16/22

17 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$105

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/13/22

21 Jun.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$108

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 5/15/22

Related info for your journey

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

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

If you book a flight from Sydney to Cairns, you will be flying from Kingsford Smith to Cairns. Flights to Cairns (CNS) from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) take 3h 00m for a nonstop flight. There are 26 flights from Kingsford Smith to Cairns per day from 4 airlines.

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 Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Tigerair Australia. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Cairns for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Cairns for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $187, but on average you can expect to pay $220.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Cairns for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Cairns under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Cairns is less than $223.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Cairns for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are direct flights available from Sydney to Cairns?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Wednesday, Saturday.

How popular is this Sydney to Cairns flight route?

Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns have been viewed 15,090 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from Sydney to Cairns on average per day?

On average 8 flights depart from Sydney to Cairns per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Sydney to Cairns?

Airlines like Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Sydney to Cairns in about 3h 05m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 2h 30m. Sydney and Cairns are separated by a distance of 1983 km. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sydney to Cairns round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Sydney to Cairns round-trip from $187. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Virgin Australia. Jetstar is currently priced 46% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Sydney to Cairns are Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Tigerair Australia. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Sydney to Cairns?

Before booking your flight to Cairns from Sydney, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Air Canada (88%), Virgin Australia (87%), Delta( 83%).

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Cairns?

While on average a flight from Sydney to Cairns is generally $680, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $105. When looking at the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Cairns), you can expect to pay $206 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Sydney to Cairns

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Top 4 airlines flying from Sydney to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$146Average$288FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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JetstarCheapest$158Average$303FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Tigerair AustraliaCheapest$201Average$306FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$222Average$483FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sydney to Cairns
6%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
75%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
19%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Sydney to Cairns

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sydney to Cairns
Sunday26daily flights
Monday32daily flights
Tuesday24daily flights
Wednesday23daily flights
Thursday25daily flights
Friday30daily flights
Saturday23daily flights