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Cheap flights from Townsville to Cairns

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Townsville (TSV) to Cairns (CNS)

All the information you need to plan the best TSV to CNS flight in 2021: compare Townsville to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
TSV - CNS
Price
$262 - $297
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Precipitation
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

$262

From Townsville to Cairns

One-way from

$118

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 $369.

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 $327 on average during March, but can be found for as low as $190.

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 July, August 2021

The best prices found for TSV to CNS flights in July, August
6 Aug - 10 Aug
$189pp
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
6 Aug - 9 Aug
$190pp
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
31 Jul - 2 Aug
$276pp
TSV
Townsville
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville

Townsville to Cairns 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Townsville found for this year
6 Aug - 10 Aug
$189pp
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
6 Aug - 9 Aug
$190pp
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
31 Jul - 2 Aug
$276pp
TSV
Townsville
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville

Direct flights to Cairns from Townsville

Save time with Townsville to Cairns direct flight deals
6 Aug - 10 Aug
$189pp
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
6 Aug - 9 Aug
$190pp
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
5 Aug - 8 Aug
$281pp
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville

Last-minute flights from Townsville to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Townsville, departing today and this week
6 Aug - 10 Aug
$189pp
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
6 Aug - 9 Aug
$190pp
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
5 Aug - 8 Aug
$281pp
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville

One-way flights to Cairns from Townsville

The cheapest one-way flights from Townsville to Cairns
14:00 - 15:05
Rex
Direct
1h 05m
TSV - CNS
Rex
$119
mytrip.com
08:50 - 09:45
Qantas Airways
Direct
0h 55m
TSV - CNS
Qantas Airways
$158
Trip.com
08:20 - 09:40
Jetstar
2 stops
25h 20m
TSV - CNS
Jetstar
$448
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Townsville</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cairns</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Townsville to Cairns

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

If you book a flight from Townsville to Cairns, you will be flying from Townsville to Cairns. Flights to Cairns (CNS) from Townsville (TSV) take 0h 55m for a nonstop flight. There are 6 flights from Townsville to Cairns per day from 2 airlines.

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.

Can I find flights from Townsville to Cairns for under $271 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Townsville to Cairns for under $271. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Rex for just $189, but on average you can expect to pay $459.

Are there direct flights from Townsville to Cairns for under $271 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 6 direct flights from Townsville to Cairns under $271. A good price for a direct flight from Townsville to Cairns is less than $262.

Are there last-minute flights available from Townsville to Cairns for under $271?

There are currently 15+ open flights from Townsville to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $271.

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 5 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. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Rex ($189), Qantas Airways ($315), and Virgin Australia ($563) offers the cheapest pricing from Townsville to Cairns. You may be able to fly from Townsville to Cairns for 31% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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 $113 on Rex. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Qantas Airways from $152 and Jetstar from $299 one-way.

Alternative routes for Townsville 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 Townsville to Cairns.
Flight duration
1h 00m
Average temperature for July in Cairns
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Cairns
39.0 mm

Airports servicing Townsville

Airports servicing Cairns

Hourly flight availability from Townsville to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Townsville towards Cairns.
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6 AM
Noon
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Weekly flight availability
from Townsville to Cairns
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Townsville to Cairns.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
6 daily flights
Wednesday
6 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
9 daily flights
Saturday
6 daily flights
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