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

How to find the cheapest flight from Cairns to Darwin

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

$224 - $802

DRW

Temperature

25 - 29 °C

DRW

Precipitation

0 - 400 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

$314

From Cairns to Darwin

One-way from

$295

One-way flight from Cairns to Darwin

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

Departing on a Friday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 15% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Cairns to Darwin, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 14% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $391 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $425.

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

Our data shows that November tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Darwin from Cairns. Users have commonly found prices around $463 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $203. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Cairns to Darwin 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 32% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Darwin in December, January 2021

The best prices found for CNS to DRW flights in December, January
14 Jan. - 17 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

14h 15m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$288

Jetstar

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Deal found 29/11/21

14 Jan. - 19 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

3h 30m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$292

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

21 Jan. - 22 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

3h 30m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$293

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Cairns to Darwin 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin from Cairns found for this year
6 Dec. - 9 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$295

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

1 Dec. - 2 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$296

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 30/11/21

2 Dec. - 4 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$306

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Direct flights to Darwin from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Darwin direct flight deals
18 May - 23 May
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 35m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 25m
$297

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

17 May - 24 May
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 35m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 25m
$302

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

14 Jan. - 17 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

3h 30m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$314

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Last-minute flights from Cairns to Darwin

Late deals on return flights to Darwin from Cairns, departing today and this week
6 Dec. - 9 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

2h 30m
$295

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

6 Dec. - 9 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

15h 05m
$433

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

7 Dec. - 10 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 35m
DRW

Darwin

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

15h 05m
$565

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 30/11/21

One-way flights to Darwin from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Darwin
8 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
$152

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

6 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
$161

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

20 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

2h 30m
$168

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Related info for your journey

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

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 30m 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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Darwin for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $288, but on average you can expect to pay $345.

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

Cheapflights has 8 direct flights from Cairns to Darwin under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Darwin is less than $341.

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

There are currently 10+ open flights from Cairns to Darwin within the next 7 days for less than $300.

How popular is this Cairns to Darwin flight route?

Within the past month, 663 users have taken a look at flights from Cairns to Darwin.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Cairns to Darwin is Jetstar. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $288 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Airnorth, starting at $405. Jetstar is priced at 37% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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 $152. 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.

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

Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Airnorth are the most popular airlines when flying from Cairns to Darwin.

What are the cheapest flights from Cairns to Darwin?

While on average a flight from Cairns to Darwin is generally $329, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $170. When looking at the most popular route, (Cairns - Darwin), you can expect to pay $306 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Darwin

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

Top 2 airlines flying from Cairns to Darwin

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cairns to Darwin choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$222
Average$378
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Airnorth
Cheapest$319
Average$498
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Darwin

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairns to Darwin
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
36%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
63%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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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
Sunday0daily flights
Monday4daily flights
Tuesday0daily flights
Wednesday4daily flights
Thursday2daily flights
Friday2daily flights
Saturday0daily flights