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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cairns International (CNS) to South Island (CHC)

CNS - CHC
Price
$523 - $854
CHC
Temperature
11 - 20 °C
CHC
Rainfall
153 - 249 mm

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$523

From Cairns International to South Island

One-way from

$430

One-way flight from Cairns International to South Island

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 International to South Island?

Users have found that leaving on a Monday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 31% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cairns International to South Island?

Find a great deal and save up to 15% by booking at least 47 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 Cairns International to South Island within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $502.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cairns International to South Island?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to South Island from Cairns International. Prices for May average $432 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $291. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 43% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns International to South Island (CNS - CHC)?

It’s optimal to fly from Cairns International to South Island in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 18% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at midday.

Cairns International to South Island 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Cairns International found for this year
8 Apr - 29 Apr
$975pp
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
8 Apr - 29 Apr
$1,041pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
8 Apr - 29 Apr
$1,089pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
     
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CHC
Christchurch
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Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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Cairns

One-way flights to South Island from Cairns International

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns International to South Island
07:50 - 15:25
Air New Zealand
1 stop
29h 35m
CNS - CHC
Air New Zealand
$430
CheapFlights
14:10 - 18:00
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
25h 50m
CNS - CHC
Multiple Airlines
$617
FlyFar
08:40 - 09:30
Virgin Australia
2 stops
22h 50m
CNS - CHC
Virgin Australia
$657
CheapFlights

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Cairns International to South Island flights.

Flight FAQs

From Cairns International to South Island

Can I find flights from Cairns International to South Island for under $1,038 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns International to South Island for under $1,038. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $975, but on average you can expect to pay $1,190.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Cairns to Christchurch that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there direct flights from Cairns International to South Island for under $1,038 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Cairns International to South Island, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Cairns to Christchurch have been viewed 324 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Cairns or Christchurch?

When travelling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Cairns is typically greater than that of Christchurch. We can gather that this will continue over the next 19 days.

Is Cairns weather warmer or cooler than Christchurch?

With an average temperature of 31 °C, peak weather can be found in January. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Christchurch are colder than in Cairns.

How long does is the flight from Cairns International to South Island?

There are many flights that can get you from Cairns International to South Island in 7h 40m. Fly via Virgin Australia to get the fastest option.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Cairns International to South Island return?

Our cheapest airline available from Cairns International to South Island is Virgin Australia. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $975 on this airline.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cairns International to South Island one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $430 on Air New Zealand. Another option is Virgin Australia, who have fights from $657.

Alternative routes for Cairns International to South Island

Destination information for South Island

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Cairns International to South Island
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.09
Average temperature for January in South Island
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in South Island
169.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Christchurch

Top 4 airlines flying from Cairns International to South Island

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cairns International to South Island choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$333 $455 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$379 $469 No cancel fee 80%
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Emirates
$261 $475 No cancel fee 75%
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Qantas Airways
$395 $556 No cancel fee 74%
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