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Cairns (CNS) to South Island (CHC)

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to CHC flight in 2021: compare Cairns to South Island flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Island.
CNS - CHC
Price
$521 - $851
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

$521

From Cairns to South Island

One-way from

$402

One-way flight from Cairns 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 to South Island?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, 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 Cairns to South Island?

Users have found that booking a flight from Cairns to South Island at least 47 days early can save you up to 15% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 47 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Cairns to South Island for as little as $500 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $509 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

May can be a great time to fly to South Island from Cairns with a flight ticket averaging about $431. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $290. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Cairns to South Island in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 18% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Cairns to South Island in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CNS to CHC flights in May, June
22 May - 27 May
$2,005pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
22 May - 27 May
$2,155pp
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
22 May - 27 May
$2,222pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns

Cairns to South Island 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Cairns found for this year
22 May - 27 May
$2,005pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
22 May - 27 May
$2,155pp
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
22 May - 27 May
$2,222pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CHC
Christchurch
CHC
Christchurch
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns

One-way flights to South Island from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to South Island
02:00 - 20:30
Air New Zealand
1 stop
16h 30m
CNS - CHC
Air New Zealand
$403
Priceline
10:15 - 10:55
Qantas Airways
2 stops
22h 40m
CNS - CHC
Qantas Airways
$484
Priceline

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Cairns to South Island

Can I find flights from Cairns to South Island for under $2,068 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to South Island for under $2,068. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $2,005, but on average you can expect to pay $2,126.

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 to South Island for under $2,068 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Cairns 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 16 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 to South Island?

A quick flight from Cairns to South Island can take about 9h 10m. Qantas Airways provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $2,155.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Cairns to South Island is Qantas Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $2,155 on this airline.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Air New Zealand, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $403. Air New Zealand is not the only option available. At the moment, Qantas Airways is another option, for $484.

Alternative routes for Cairns to South Island

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

Destination information for South Island

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cairns to South Island.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.08
Average temperature for May in South Island
14.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in South Island
199.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Christchurch

Top 4 airlines flying from Cairns to South Island

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cairns 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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