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Townsville (TSV) to Cairns (CNS)

TSV - CNS
Price
$253 - $287
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$253

From Townsville to Cairns

One-way from

$240

One-way flight from Townsville 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 Townsville to Cairns?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Townsville 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 Townsville to Cairns within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $357.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Townsville 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 Townsville 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 Townsville to Cairns (TSV - CNS)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Townsville to Cairns is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at midday tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 16% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Townsville to Cairns in April, May 2021

15 Apr - 16 Apr
$262pp
TSV
Townsville
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
TSV
Townsville
24 Apr - 25 Apr
$298pp
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
TSV
Townsville
15 Apr - 16 Apr
$336pp
TSV
Townsville
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Airnorth
 
1 STOP
TSV
Townsville

Townsville to Cairns 2021 flight deals

15 Apr - 16 Apr
$262pp
TSV
Townsville
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
TSV
Townsville
24 Apr - 25 Apr
$298pp
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
TSV
Townsville
15 Apr - 16 Apr
$336pp
TSV
Townsville
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Airnorth
 
1 STOP
TSV
Townsville

Direct flights to Cairns from Townsville

24 Apr - 25 Apr
$298pp
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
TSV
Townsville

One-way flights to Cairns from Townsville

17:55 - 04:30
Jetstar
1 stop
10h 35m
TSV - CNS
Jetstar
$241
Kiwi.com
01:55 - 08:35
Qantas Airways
2 stops
30h 40m
TSV - CNS
Qantas Airways
$344
StudentUniverse
01:55 - 05:10
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
27h 15m
TSV - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$373
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Townsville to Cairns

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Townsville to Cairns for under $394. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qantas Airways for just $298, but on average you can expect to pay $538.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Qantas Airways and Rex flying from Townsville to Cairns have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Townsville to Cairns for under $394 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 1 direct flight from Townsville to Cairns under $394. A good price for a direct flight from Townsville to Cairns is less than $298.

How popular is this flight route?

The Townsville to Cairns flight path was viewed by 539 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 Townsville or Cairns?

When travelling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Townsville is typically less than Cairns. We can gather that this will continue over the next 10 days.

Is Townsville weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

Expect the weather to be around 32 °C on average in January. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Cairns is generally colder than in Townsville.

How long does is the flight from Townsville to Cairns?

Departing from Townsville to Cairns will take you 55m. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Townsville to Cairns return?

According to our current data, Qantas Airways ($298), offers the cheapest pricing from Townsville to Cairns.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $144 on Qantas Airways. Another option is Jetstar, who have fights from $233.

Alternative routes for Townsville to Cairns

Destination information for Cairns

Flight duration
0h 55m
Average temperature for April in Cairns
29.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Cairns
208.0 mm

Airports servicing Townsville

Airports servicing Cairns

Hourly flight availability from Townsville to Cairns

Morning 6 AM to midday 47% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 47% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 6% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Townsville to Cairns
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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