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Cheap flights from Cairns to Darwin

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The best prices from Cairns to Darwin are usually found in November or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Thursday and return on a Wednesday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cairns (CNS) to Darwin (DRW)

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to DRW flight in 2021: compare Cairns to Darwin flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Darwin.
CNS - DRW
Price
$288 - $1,030
DRW
Temperature
31 - 34 °C
DRW
Rainfall
1 - 432 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 59% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

Best time to find cheap flights, 32% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$288

From Cairns to Darwin

One-way from

$199

One-way flight from Cairns to Darwin

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 Cairns to Darwin?

Leaving on a Friday 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 15% on the overall cost on flights from Cairns to Darwin.

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

To save up to 43% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Cairns to Darwin from $513 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $545 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in July. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Darwin. Flights to Darwin from Cairns in May are about $427 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $296.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Darwin (CNS - DRW)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Cairns to Darwin in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 32% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Darwin in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CNS to DRW flights in May, June
26 Jun - 3 Jul
$331pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
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DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Airnorth
Direct
CNS
Cairns
25 Jun - 16 Jul
$414pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
18 May - 19 May
$432pp
CNS
Cairns
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Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
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Cairns

Cairns to Darwin 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin from Cairns found for this year
26 Jun - 3 Jul
$331pp
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Cairns
Multiple airlines
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DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Airnorth
Direct
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Cairns
11 Oct - 15 Oct
$335pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
8 Oct - 15 Oct
$344pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
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Cairns

Direct flights to Darwin from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Darwin direct flight deals
26 Jun - 3 Jul
$331pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Airnorth
Direct
CNS
Cairns
11 Oct - 15 Oct
$335pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns
8 Oct - 15 Oct
$344pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
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Cairns

Last-minute flights from Cairns to Darwin

Late deals on return flights to Darwin from Cairns, departing today and this week
24 May - 27 May
$615pp
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Cairns
Jetstar
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DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
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Cairns
24 May - 27 May
$664pp
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Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
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Darwin
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
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Cairns
22 May - 24 May
$788pp
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Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
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Cairns

One-way flights to Darwin from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Darwin
13:50 - 15:55
Jetstar
Direct
2h 35m
CNS - DRW
Jetstar
$200
Jettzy
08:25 - 11:25
Airnorth
1 stop
3h 30m
CNS - DRW
Airnorth
$236
mytrip.com
13:30 - 19:45
Virgin Australia
2 stops
30h 45m
CNS - DRW
Virgin Australia
$466
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Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Darwin

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

To fly from Cairns to Darwin, you need to book a flight from Cairns (CNS) to Darwin (DRW). Nonstop flights to Darwin from Cairns take 2h 35m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there is 1 outbound flight from Cairns to Darwin offered by 3 different airlines.

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

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

Can I find flights from Cairns to Darwin for under $385 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Darwin for under $385. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $331, but on average you can expect to pay $407.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Darwin for under $385 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 12 direct flights from Cairns to Darwin under $385. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Darwin is less than $454.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cairns to Darwin for under $642?

There are currently 18+ open flights from Cairns to Darwin within the next 7 days for less than $642.

What days are direct flights available from Cairns to Darwin?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Monday.

How popular is this flight route?

The Cairns to Darwin flight path was viewed by 663 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

On average 1 flight departs from Cairns to Darwin per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Cairns or Darwin?

Cairns will have greater rainfall in 0 compared to Darwin over the next 16 days.

Is Cairns weather warmer or cooler than Darwin?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 34 °C range in October. The weather in Darwin is generally hotter than Cairns's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Cairns to Darwin?

Airlines like Jetstar and Airnorth fly from Cairns to Darwin in about 2h 35m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 55m. The distance between Cairns and Darwin is about 1683 km. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Currently priced at $336, Jetstar will fly you from Cairns to Darwin and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Airnorth for as low as $394. Jetstar is 20% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Jetstar, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $193. However, be on the lookout for offers from Airnorth and Virgin Australia, as they are both options that can get you from Cairns to Darwin for a low price.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Darwin

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

Destination information for Darwin

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cairns to Darwin.
Flight duration
2h 31m
Average temperature for May in Darwin
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Darwin
21.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Darwin

Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Darwin

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairns towards Darwin.
Morning 6 AM to midday 95% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 4% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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6 AM
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Weekly flight availability
from Cairns to Darwin
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cairns to Darwin.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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