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Cheap flights from Cairns to Canberra from $231

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Canberra departing on 22/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
CNS — CBR
4 Mar — 11 Mar1
1 adult
Mon 4/3
Mon 11/3

The best prices from Cairns to Canberra are usually found in February or August, booked 53 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

Cheap flight deals from Cairns to Canberra

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Cairns (CNS) to Canberra (CBR). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 29 February 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

February

Round-trip from

$490

One-way from

$231
High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop
From Cairns to Canberra
One-way flight from Cairns to Canberra

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

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Cairns to Canberra. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Canberra.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 53 days in advance, which can save you up to 48% on flights from Cairns to Canberra compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 53 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $639. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $781.

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

Flights from Cairns to Canberra lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Cairns to Canberra in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $363.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Canberra (CNS - CBR)?

When flying from Cairns to Canberra, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 20% versus a flight at midday.

Cheap Jetstar flights from Cairns to Canberra

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Jetstar for the route between Cairns and Canberra. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Data last updated 29 February 2024.
Consider these cheap Jetstar flights we've found departing from Cairns to Canberra. Make sure to check back often as deals are often changing.
Wed 24/409:00CNS - CBR
1 stop6h 40mJetstar
Sat 27/412:40CBR - CNS
1 stop9h 15mJetstar
Deal found 28/2$606
Mon 27/506:00CNS - CBR
1 stop9h 40mJetstar
Thu 30/516:20CBR - CNS
1 stop16h 05mJetstar
Deal found 27/2$761

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Cairns to Canberra

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Virgin Australia for the route between Cairns and Canberra. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Data last updated 29 February 2024.
Have a look at some of the cheapest available Virgin Australia flights departing from Cairns and landing in Canberra. Deals are refreshing constantly so come back soon for more options.
Mon 27/516:35CNS - CBR
1 stop5h 00mVirgin Australia
Thu 30/508:05CBR - CNS
1 stop7h 50mVirgin Australia
Deal found 26/2$739
Wed 24/409:20CNS - CBR
2 stops7h 45mVirgin Australia
Sat 27/406:05CBR - CNS
1 stop5h 20mVirgin Australia
Deal found 28/2$775
Mon 27/516:35CNS - CBR
1 stop5h 00mVirgin Australia
Thu 30/506:05CBR - CNS
2 stops10h 05mVirgin Australia
Deal found 26/2$812
Wed 24/409:20CNS - CBR
2 stops7h 45mVirgin Australia
Sat 27/407:15CBR - CNS
2 stops8h 55mVirgin Australia
Deal found 28/2$856

Cheap Cairns to Canberra flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Cairns to Canberra specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Prices were last updated on 29 February 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Cairns to Canberra in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Wed 28/211:45CNS - CBR
1 stop9h 15mMultiple Airlines
Wed 6/317:25CBR - CNS
1 stop7h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$724
Wed 28/206:00CNS - CBR
2 stops11h 10mVirgin Australia
Wed 6/309:50CBR - CNS
1 stop11h 20mVirgin Australia
Deal found 27/2$804
Wed 28/214:50CNS - CBR
2 stops6h 05mQantas Airways
Wed 6/309:45CBR - CNS
2 stops7h 10mQantas Airways
Deal found 27/2$1,270

Cairns to Canberra 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Cairns and Canberra in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Data last updated 29 February 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Cairns to Canberra in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Wed 24/409:00CNS - CBR
1 stop6h 40mJetstar
Sat 27/412:40CBR - CNS
1 stop9h 15mJetstar
Deal found 28/2$606
Wed 28/211:45CNS - CBR
1 stop9h 15mMultiple Airlines
Wed 6/317:25CBR - CNS
1 stop7h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$724
Mon 27/516:35CNS - CBR
1 stop5h 00mVirgin Australia
Thu 30/508:05CBR - CNS
1 stop7h 50mVirgin Australia
Deal found 26/2$739
Wed 24/409:00CNS - CBR
1 stop6h 40mMultiple Airlines
Sat 27/409:00CBR - CNS
Nonstop3h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$742
Mon 27/506:00CNS - CBR
1 stop9h 40mJetstar
Thu 30/516:20CBR - CNS
1 stop16h 05mJetstar
Deal found 27/2$761
Wed 24/409:20CNS - CBR
2 stops7h 45mVirgin Australia
Sat 27/406:05CBR - CNS
1 stop5h 20mVirgin Australia
Deal found 28/2$775
Wed 28/206:00CNS - CBR
2 stops11h 10mVirgin Australia
Wed 6/309:50CBR - CNS
1 stop11h 20mVirgin Australia
Deal found 27/2$804
Mon 27/516:35CNS - CBR
1 stop5h 00mVirgin Australia
Thu 30/506:05CBR - CNS
2 stops10h 05mVirgin Australia
Deal found 26/2$812
Wed 24/409:20CNS - CBR
2 stops7h 45mVirgin Australia
Sat 27/407:15CBR - CNS
2 stops8h 55mVirgin Australia
Deal found 28/2$856

One-way flights to Canberra from Cairns

Search for one-way flight options from Cairns to Canberra. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Data last updated 29 February 2024.
Some of the best available deals we've found on one-way flights from Cairns to Canberra. Those seeking round-trip flights from Cairns to Canberra should utilise the search form at the top of the page.
Wed 22/506:00CNS - CBR
1 stop9h 40mJetstar
Deal found 27/2$231
Tue 23/406:00CNS - CBR
1 stop9h 20mJetstar
Deal found 27/2$301
Thu 7/309:45CNS - CBR
1 stop27h 55mJetstar
Deal found 27/2$307
Thu 7/309:45CNS - CBR
1 stop27h 55mJetstar
Deal found 28/2$330
Tue 23/409:00CNS - CBR
2 stops27h 05mJetstar
Deal found 27/2$355
Fri 8/314:00CNS - CBR
1 stop25h 45mJetstar
Deal found 27/2$360
Thu 7/306:00CNS - CBR
2 stops24h 40mVirgin Australia
Deal found 28/2$469
Thu 7/309:10CNS - CBR
2 stops7h 40mVirgin Australia
Deal found 27/2$483
Fri 8/318:20CNS - CBR
2 stops19h 20mJetstar
Deal found 27/2$492

Find flights from Cairns to Canberra within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Cairns to Canberra that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 710,479 searches. Data last updated 29 February 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

$606 - $856

Route

Depart

Return

Price

CairnsCanberra

CNS - CBR

CNSCBR

Cairns

Wed 24/4

1 stop6h 40m

Canberra

Sat 27/4

1 stop9h 15m

$606

CairnsCanberra

CNS - CBR

CNSCBR

Cairns

Mon 27/5

1 stop5h 00m

Canberra

Thu 30/5

1 stop7h 50m

$739

CairnsCanberra

CNS - CBR

CNSCBR

Cairns

Wed 24/4

1 stop6h 40m

Canberra

Sat 27/4

Nonstop3h 10m

$742

CairnsCanberra

CNS - CBR

CNSCBR

Cairns

Mon 27/5

1 stop9h 40m

Canberra

Thu 30/5

1 stop16h 05m

$761

CairnsCanberra

CNS - CBR

CNSCBR

Cairns

Wed 24/4

2 stops7h 45m

Canberra

Sat 27/4

1 stop5h 20m

$775

CairnsCanberra

CNS - CBR

CNSCBR

Cairns

Mon 27/5

1 stop5h 00m

Canberra

Thu 30/5

2 stops10h 05m

$812

CairnsCanberra

CNS - CBR

CNSCBR

Cairns

Wed 24/4

2 stops7h 45m

Canberra

Sat 27/4

2 stops8h 55m

$856

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 28/2

When is the best time to book a flight from Cairns to Canberra?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Cairns to Canberra. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
Booking 52 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights from Cairns to Canberra. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Canberra?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Cairns to Canberra. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Midday
Afternoon
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Cairns to Canberra flight should consider departing on Monday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday at midday flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Canberra by month

Plan your trip from Cairns to Canberra by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Cairns to Canberra is currently $370 while a return flight costs $756. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Cairns to Canberra (average of $207). Flying from Cairns to Canberra in December is currently the most expensive (average of $265). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$363

February

$318

March

$343

April

$361

May

$341

June

$358

July

$369

August

$324

September

$363

October

$320

November

$361

December

$407

Temperature and rainfall in Canberra by month

Plan your trip to Canberra by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CBR

Temperature

5 - 20 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Canberra

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Canberra. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Canberra. Reviews last updated 29 February 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines operating flights from Cairns to Canberra, such as Jetstar and Virgin Australia. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.

Comfort

7.7

Boarding

8.0

Entertainment

7.0

Overall

7.9

Food

6.9

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Great crew, they were helping us with the kids. Highly recommended!

7.9
Good
773 reviews

Comfort

7.7

Boarding

8.0

Entertainment

7.0

Overall

7.9

Food

6.9

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Great crew, they were helping us with the kids. Highly recommended!

6.9
Okay
789 reviews

Comfort

7.7

Boarding

8.0

Entertainment

7.0

Overall

7.9

Food

6.9

Crew

8.4

Reviews

1 / 10

Great crew, they were helping us with the kids. Highly recommended!

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Can I find flights from Cairns to Canberra for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Canberra for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $606, but on average you can expect to pay $755.

How popular is this Cairns to Canberra flight route?

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

Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Canberra, with prices starting at $606. Another option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $739 round trip. These flights start at 8% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

What does CNS to CBR mean?

These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a Cairns Airport to Canberra Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a CNS to CBR flight.

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JetstarCheapest$405Average$575FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$736Average$877FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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