Cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney

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16 Aug — 23 Aug1
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The best prices from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith are usually found in January or May, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Cairns (CNS) to Sydney (SYD)

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to SYD flight in 2022: compare Cairns to Sydney flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sydney.

CNS - SYD

Price

$154 - $330

SYD

Temperature

11 - 22 °C

SYD

Rainfall

50 - 130 mm

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 33% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 30% potential price drop
Round-trip from$219From Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith
One-way from$105One-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 Thursday, 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 36% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 53 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 $316 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $352 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 July. For low rates, January can be a great choice for travel to Sydney. Flights to Sydney from Cairns in January are about $314 on average during January, but can be found for as low as $194.

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 at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 25% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney in August, September 2022

The best prices found for CNS to SYD flights in August, September
29 Aug. - 30 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$225

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

29 Aug. - 31 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$229

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

29 Aug. - 31 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$232

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Cairns to Sydney 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Cairns found for this year
29 Aug. - 30 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$225

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

29 Aug. - 31 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$229

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

29 Aug. - 31 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$232

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Cheap Jetstar flights from Cairns to Sydney

29 Aug. - 30 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$225

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

29 Aug. - 31 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$229

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

29 Aug. - 31 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$232

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Cairns to Sydney

16 Aug. - 19 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

7h 20m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

7h 40m
$907

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

19 Aug. - 21 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

18h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

22h 15m
$1,203

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Direct flights to Sydney from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Sydney direct flight deals
29 Aug. - 30 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$225

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

29 Aug. - 31 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$229

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

29 Aug. - 31 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$232

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Last-minute flights from Cairns to Sydney

Late deals on return flights to Sydney from Cairns, departing today and this week
18 Aug. - 21 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$272

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

19 Aug. - 21 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 50m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$283

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

18 Aug. - 21 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

5h 10m
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

3h 05m
$299

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

One-way flights to Sydney from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Sydney
13 Oct.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 50m
$105

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

29 Aug.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$111

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

6 Dec.
CNS

Cairns

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

2h 55m
$113

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

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 26 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 50m 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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Sydney for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $225, but on average you can expect to pay $255.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Sydney for under $300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cairns to Sydney under $300. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Sydney is less than $282.

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

There are currently 20+ 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 1,744 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 round-trip?

Currently priced at $225, Jetstar will fly you from Cairns to Sydney and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Virgin Australia for as low as $291. You may be able to fly from Cairns to Sydney for 28% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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 Delta(59%), Jetstar(58%) or Qantas Airways(53%), 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 $520, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $110. When looking at the most popular route, (Cairns - Sydney Kingsford Smith), you can expect to pay $225 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Sydney

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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
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$140Average$279FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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JetstarCheapest$167Average$258FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Tigerair AustraliaCheapest$196Average$287FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$205Average$559FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Sydney

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairns to Sydney
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
31%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
68%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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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
Sunday27daily flights
Monday25daily flights
Tuesday27daily flights
Wednesday25daily flights
Thursday27daily flights
Friday25daily flights
Saturday26daily flights