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Cheap flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cairns (CNS) to Sunshine Coast (MCY)

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to MCY flight in 2021: compare Cairns to Sunshine Coast flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sunshine Coast.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cairns to Sunshine Coast?

Travellers have found that booking a Friday departure is the best way to save up to 16% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 60 days in advance, which can save you up to 26% on flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 60 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $254. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $288.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cairns to Sunshine Coast?

Flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast lean towards being more expensive in January. Prices are generally better when you fly from Cairns to Sunshine Coast in June, with the cheapest ticket starting at $107.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Sunshine Coast (CNS - MCY)?

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

Cheap flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CNS to MCY flights in May, June
17 May - 21 May
$382pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
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MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
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Cairns
17 May - 21 May
$458pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
17 May - 21 May
$488pp
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Cairns to Sunshine Coast 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sunshine Coast from Cairns found for this year
22 Sep - 24 Sep
$364pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
17 May - 21 May
$382pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
16 Jul - 19 Jul
$442pp
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Direct flights to Sunshine Coast from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Sunshine Coast direct flight deals
16 Jul - 19 Jul
$442pp
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
16 Jul - 19 Jul
$447pp
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
17 May - 21 May
$488pp
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
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CNS
Cairns

Last-minute flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast

Late deals on return flights to Sunshine Coast from Cairns, departing today and this week
17 May - 21 May
$382pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
17 May - 21 May
$458pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
17 May - 21 May
$488pp
CNS
Cairns
Alliance Airlines
Direct
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
MCY
Maroochydore Sunshine Coast
Alliance Airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns

One-way flights to Sunshine Coast from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast
05:00 - 07:05
Alliance Airlines
Direct
2h 05m
CNS - MCY
Alliance Airlines
$201
Agoda.com
14:35 - 14:45
Virgin Australia
1 stop
24h 10m
CNS - MCY
Virgin Australia
$271
StudentUniverse
13:45 - 14:30
Qantas Airways
3 stops
48h 45m
CNS - MCY
Qantas Airways
$519
StudentUniverse

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Sunshine Coast

Can I find flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast for under $382 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast for under $382. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $364, but on average you can expect to pay $619.

Which airlines flying from Cairns to Maroochydore Sunshine Coast have flexible changes due to COVID-19?

Virgin Australia is one of the carriers that may have flexible change policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast for under $510 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 3 direct flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast under $510. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Sunshine Coast is less than $459.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cairns to Sunshine Coast for under $382?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast within the next 7 days for less than $382.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Cairns to Maroochydore Sunshine Coast was viewed by 5,089 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Cairns or Sunshine Coast?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Cairns is roughly less than Sunshine Coast. You can assume this to be the case over the next 16 days.

How long does is the flight from Cairns to Sunshine Coast?

Airlines like Alliance Airlines, Jetstar, and Qantas Airways fly from Cairns to Sunshine Coast in about 2h 05m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 7h 20m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Cairns to Sunshine Coast return?

Alliance Airlines, at $448, was found to be the cheapest airline from Cairns to Sunshine Coast.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Virgin Australia and Jetstar.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $201 on Alliance Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Virgin Australia from $271 and Qantas Airways from $519 one-way.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Sunshine Coast

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

Destination information for Sunshine Coast

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cairns to Sunshine Coast.
Flight duration
2h 12m

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Maroochydore

Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Sunshine Coast

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairns towards Sunshine Coast.
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Weekly flight availability
from Cairns to Sunshine Coast
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cairns to Sunshine Coast.
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