Cheap flights from Cairns to South Island

CNS — CHC
28 Jun — 5 Jul1
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What is the cheapest month to fly from Cairns to South Island?

July can be a great time to fly to South Island from Cairns with a flight ticket averaging about $942. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of July for as cheap as $773. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of March.

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

When flying from Cairns to South Island, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cairns to South Island 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Island from Cairns found for this year
10 Dec. - 16 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

19h 45m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

9h 00m
$763

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 21/6/22

10 Dec. - 16 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

19h 45m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

10h 35m
$799

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 21/6/22

7 Dec. - 22 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

16h 40m
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

18h 45m
$942

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22/6/22

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Cairns to South Island

7 Dec. - 22 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

16h 40m
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

18h 45m
$942

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22/6/22

7 Dec. - 22 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

20h 55m
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

18h 45m
$959

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22/6/22

7 Dec. - 22 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

10h 00m
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

15h 35m
$1,137

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 22/6/22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Cairns to South Island

10 Dec. - 16 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

19h 45m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

9h 00m
$763

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 21/6/22

10 Dec. - 16 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

19h 45m
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

10h 35m
$799

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 21/6/22

One-way flights to South Island from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to South Island
1 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

9h 35m
$409

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

15 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

10h 55m
$415

Jetstar

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Deal found 22/6/22

9 Oct.
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

26h 15m
$417

Jetstar

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Deal found 21/6/22

Related info for your journey

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

What airport do you fly from for flights from Cairns to South Island?

Most people fly from Cairns (CNS) if they book a flight from Cairns to South Island. Cairns is conveniently located just 4.4 km from Cairns’s city centre.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Cairns to South Island 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.

Can I find flights from Cairns to South Island for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to South Island for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $763, but on average you can expect to pay $1,174.

How popular is this Cairns to South Island flight route?

Flights from Cairns to South Island have been viewed 90 times in the past calendar month.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Jetstar, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $409. Virgin Australia flights start at $443 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $504 one-way.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Cairns to South Island are Jetstar, Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Cairns to South Island?

On average you can expect to pay $834 for a flight from Cairns to South Island. The cheapest flight overall is $468 while the most popular route, (Cairns - Queenstown Intl) is currently priced at $763.

Alternative routes for Cairns to South Island

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Destination points for flights from Cairns to South Island

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Top 3 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$547Average$798FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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JetstarCheapest$650Average$809FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$811Average$946FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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