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Cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney

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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 2021: compare Cairns to Sydney flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sydney.
CNS - SYD
Price
$245 - $403
SYD
Temperature
0 - 24 °C
SYD
Precipitation
84 - 160 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

Average price

$328

Average for round-trip flights in August 2021

Round-trip from

$245

From Cairns to Sydney

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 Sydney?

Sunday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Cairns to Sydney. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Sydney.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Cairns to Sydney, book at least 33 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 29% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $185 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $231.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Sydney from Cairns with a flight ticket averaging about $186. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $106. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Cairns to Sydney is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at midday tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 12% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney in August, September 2021

The best prices found for CNS to SYD flights in August, September
6 Aug - 8 Aug
$199pp
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
9 Aug - 18 Aug
$200pp
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
6 Aug - 9 Aug
$203pp
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Cairns to Sydney 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Cairns found for this year
6 Aug - 8 Aug
$199pp
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
9 Aug - 18 Aug
$200pp
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
6 Aug - 9 Aug
$203pp
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Direct flights to Sydney from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Sydney direct flight deals
9 Aug - 18 Aug
$200pp
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
13 Aug - 15 Aug
$436pp
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Last-minute flights from Cairns to Sydney

Late deals on return flights to Sydney from Cairns, departing today and this week
9 Aug - 18 Aug
$200pp
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
9 Aug - 18 Aug
$287pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
CNS
Cairns
9 Aug - 12 Aug
$307pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns

One-way flights to Sydney from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Sydney
02:00 - 18:40
Virgin Australia
3 stops
16h 40m
CNS - SYD
Virgin Australia
$359
Expedia
02:00 - 13:35
Jetstar
3 stops
35h 35m
CNS - SYD
Jetstar
$413
Gotogate
01:00 - 14:20
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
12h 20m
CNS - SYD
Multiple Airlines
$730
Expedia

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Sydney

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 is 1 flight 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 $271 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Sydney for under $271. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $200, but on average you can expect to pay $539.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Sydney for under $271 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Cairns to Sydney under $271. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Sydney is less than $318.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cairns to Sydney for under $271?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cairns to Sydney within the next 7 days for less than $271.

What days are direct flights available from Cairns to Sydney?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Thursday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith 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.

Does it rain more in Cairns or Sydney?

Expected rainfall in Cairns is more than in Sydney. You can expect this to be the case over the next 10 days.

Is Cairns weather warmer or cooler than Sydney?

Expect the weather to be around 31 °C on average in January. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Sydney is generally colder than in Cairns.

How long does is the flight from Cairns to Sydney?

Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways can get you from Cairns to Sydney in just under 2h 50m. Your travel time can differ by up to 1h 55m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Virgin Australia ($200), Jetstar ($436), and Qantas Airways ($608) offers the cheapest pricing from Cairns to Sydney. You may be able to fly from Cairns to Sydney for 36% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Jetstar, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $87. However, be on the lookout for offers from Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Cairns to Sydney for a low price.

Destination information for Sydney

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cairns to Sydney.
Flight duration
3h 01m
Average temperature for August in Sydney
24.0 °C
Avg rainfall for August in Sydney
94.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Sydney

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
$138 $201 No cancel fee 81%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Tigerair Australia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Jetstar
$140 $242 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$167 $267 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$214 $331 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Sydney

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairns towards 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.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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