Cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney

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The best prices from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith are usually found in March or February, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Friday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Cairns to Sydney

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to SYD flight in 2021: compare Cairns to Sydney flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sydney.

CNS - SYD

Price

$181 - $298

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

SYD

Precipitation

50 - 130 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$252

From Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way from

$224

One-way flight from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, 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 Sydney?

To save up to 19% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 49 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Cairns to Sydney from $325 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $353 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to Sydney. Flights to Sydney from Cairns in March are about $322 on average during March, but can be found for as low as $200.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Sydney (CNS - SYD)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Cairns to Sydney in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 12% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney in November, December 2021

The best prices found for CNS to SYD flights in November, December
30 Dec. - 5 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 00m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$189

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

26 Nov. - 28 Nov.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$192

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$214

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 26/11/21

Cairns to Sydney 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Cairns found for this year
30 Dec. - 5 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 00m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$189

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

26 Nov. - 28 Nov.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$192

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

15 Dec. - 16 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$214

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 26/11/21

Direct flights to Sydney from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Sydney direct flight deals
30 Dec. - 5 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 00m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$189

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

1 Feb. - 8 Feb.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 00m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$199

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

11 Jan. - 18 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$215

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

Last-minute flights from Cairns to Sydney

Late deals on return flights to Sydney from Cairns, departing today and this week
3 Dec. - 5 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$225

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

1 Dec. - 4 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 00m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$286

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 23/11/21

3 Dec. - 5 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

8h 20m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 00m
$327

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

One-way flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Sydney
7 Mar.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 00m
$100

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 25/11/21

23 Jan.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$106

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 24/11/21

31 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

3h 00m
$110

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 26/11/21

Related info for your journey

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

What airports do I use to fly from Cairns to Sydney?

If you wish to fly to Sydney from Cairns, then you need to book flights from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith. There are 2 flights from Cairns (CNS) to Kingsford Smith (SYD) per day to choose from. Flights to Sydney from Cairns are available from 4 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 2h 55m is how long a nonstop flight from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith typically takes.

Which airlines flying from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, and Virgin Australia are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Cairns to Sydney for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Sydney for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $189, but on average you can expect to pay $279.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Sydney for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Cairns to Sydney under $200. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Sydney is less than $224.

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

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

How popular is this Cairns to Sydney flight route?

The Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith flight path was viewed by 3,304 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cairns to Sydney return?

Currently priced at $199, Virgin Australia will fly you from Cairns to Sydney and back. In addition to Virgin Australia, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Jetstar and Qantas Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $215 and $606, respectively. You may be able to fly from Cairns to Sydney for 38% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Virgin Australia, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $100. Jetstar flights start at $106 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $225 one-way.

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

Consider Jetstar, Qantas Airways or Tigerair Australia when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Cairns to Sydney.

What are the most reliable airlines from Cairns to Sydney?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Cairns to Sydney consider choosing Etihad Airways(92%), Virgin Australia(89%) or ANA(89%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from Cairns to Sydney?

While on average a flight from Cairns to Sydney is generally $264, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $122. When looking at the most popular route, (Cairns - Sydney Kingsford Smith), you can expect to pay $189 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Sydney

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

Top 4 airlines flying from Cairns to Sydney

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cairns to Sydney choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
Cheapest$192
Average$280
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$194
Average$336
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$231
Average$372
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$297
Average$460
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Sydney

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Weekly flight availability from Cairns to Sydney

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cairns to Sydney
Sunday4daily flights
Monday4daily flights
Tuesday0daily flights
Wednesday4daily flights
Thursday0daily flights
Friday6daily flights
Saturday0daily flights