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Cheap flights from Cairns to Townsville from $168

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 23/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
CNS — TSV
23 Apr — 30 Apr1
1 adult
Tue 23/4
Tue 30/4

The best prices from Cairns to Townsville are usually found in October or April, booked 85 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Thursday

Cheap flight deals from Cairns to Townsville

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Cairns (CNS) to Townsville (TSV). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 18 April 2024.

Popular in

January

Cheapest in

October

Round-trip from

$272

One-way from

$171
High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
From Cairns to Townsville
One-way flight from Cairns to Townsville

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

Wednesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 19%.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 49 days in advance to save up to 23% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 49 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Cairns to Townsville 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $371, or $409 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

October can be a great time to fly to Townsville from Cairns with a flight ticket averaging about $390. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of October for as cheap as $235. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Townsville (CNS - TSV)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Cairns to Townsville 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 14% on airfare.

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from Cairns to Townsville

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Virgin Australia for the route between Cairns and Townsville. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
Sat 10/819:15CNS - TSV
2 stops18h 35mVirgin Australia
Sun 11/817:10TSV - CNS
2 stops22h 45mVirgin Australia
Deal found 17/4$988
Sat 10/819:15CNS - TSV
2 stops18h 35mVirgin Australia
Sun 11/817:10TSV - CNS
2 stops25h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 18/4$990
Sun 30/612:10CNS - TSV
2 stops10h 55mVirgin Australia
Sun 11/806:05TSV - CNS
2 stops12h 30mVirgin Australia
Deal found 18/4$1,145

Cairns to Townsville 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Cairns and Townsville in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
Sun 30/608:05CNS - TSV
Nonstop1h 00mRex
Sun 11/810:05TSV - CNS
Nonstop1h 05mRex
Deal found 18/4$306
Sat 10/806:30CNS - TSV
Nonstop0h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sun 11/810:05TSV - CNS
Nonstop1h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$385
Tue 24/1208:00CNS - TSV
Nonstop0h 55mQantas Airways
Wed 25/1212:45TSV - CNS
Nonstop0h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$432
Sat 10/812:00CNS - TSV
1 stop20h 10mMultiple Airlines
Sun 11/810:05TSV - CNS
Nonstop1h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$503
Sun 30/606:00CNS - TSV
1 stop26h 10mMultiple Airlines
Sun 11/810:05TSV - CNS
Nonstop1h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$506
Sun 30/619:15CNS - TSV
2 stops27h 50mMultiple Airlines
Sun 11/810:05TSV - CNS
Nonstop1h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$597
Sat 10/806:30CNS - TSV
Nonstop0h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sun 11/806:05TSV - CNS
2 stops12h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$660
Tue 24/1212:00CNS - TSV
1 stop8h 40mJetstar
Wed 25/1209:15TSV - CNS
1 stop10h 30mJetstar
Deal found 17/4$665
Tue 24/1212:50CNS - TSV
1 stop25h 10mQantas Airways
Wed 25/1218:25TSV - CNS
Nonstop0h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/4$670

Direct flights to Townsville from Cairns

Discover direct flight options from Cairns to Townsville. Find direct flights with no stopovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore direct flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
Sun 30/608:05CNS - TSV
Nonstop1h 00mRex
Sun 11/810:05TSV - CNS
Nonstop1h 05mRex
Deal found 18/4$306
Sat 10/806:30CNS - TSV
Nonstop0h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sun 11/810:05TSV - CNS
Nonstop1h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$385

One-way flights to Townsville from Cairns

Search for one-way flight options from Cairns to Townsville. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.
Tue 23/407:15CNS - TSV
Nonstop1h 00mRex
Deal found 18/4$168
Sun 5/508:05CNS - TSV
Nonstop1h 00mRex
Deal found 17/4$171
Tue 23/420:50CNS - TSV
1 stop11h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$292
Sun 5/520:50CNS - TSV
1 stop11h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/4$332
Tue 23/406:00CNS - TSV
2 stops27h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4$415
Sun 5/519:15CNS - TSV
2 stops15h 55mVirgin Australia
Deal found 17/4$505
Tue 23/413:45CNS - TSV
2 stops25h 25mAirnorth
Deal found 18/4$1,185

Find flights from Cairns to Townsville within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Cairns to Townsville that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 595,970 searches. Data last updated 18 April 2024.

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Budget

$306 - $988

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Depart

Return

Price

CairnsTownsville

CNS - TSV

CNSTSV

Cairns

Sun 30/6

Nonstop1h 00m

Townsville

Sun 11/8

Nonstop1h 05m

$306

CairnsTownsville

CNS - TSV

CNSTSV

Cairns

Sat 10/8

Nonstop0h 55m

Townsville

Sun 11/8

Nonstop1h 05m

$384

CairnsTownsville

CNS - TSV

CNSTSV

Cairns

Sat 10/8

Nonstop0h 55m

Townsville

Sun 11/8

Nonstop1h 05m

$385

CairnsTownsville

CNS - TSV

CNSTSV

Cairns

Sat 10/8

1 stop8h 35m

Townsville

Sun 11/8

Nonstop1h 05m

$478

CairnsTownsville

CNS - TSV

CNSTSV

Cairns

Sat 10/8

1 stop20h 10m

Townsville

Sun 11/8

Nonstop1h 05m

$503

CairnsTownsville

CNS - TSV

CNSTSV

Cairns

Sun 30/6

1 stop26h 10m

Townsville

Sun 11/8

Nonstop1h 05m

$506

CairnsTownsville

CNS - TSV

CNSTSV

Cairns

Sun 30/6

2 stops27h 50m

Townsville

Sun 11/8

Nonstop1h 05m

$597

CairnsTownsville

CNS - TSV

CNSTSV

Cairns

Sat 10/8

1 stop14h 35m

Townsville

Sun 11/8

1 stop14h 05m

$643

CairnsTownsville

CNS - TSV

CNSTSV

Cairns

Sat 10/8

2 stops18h 35m

Townsville

Sun 11/8

2 stops22h 45m

$988

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Deals found on 18/4

When is the best time to book a flight from Cairns to Townsville?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Cairns to Townsville. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Cairns to Townsville, you should look to book at least 85 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Townsville?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Cairns to Townsville. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Cairns to Townsville flight should consider departing on Thursday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Saturday at midday flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Townsville by month

Plan your trip from Cairns to Townsville by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Cairns to Townsville is currently $438 while a return flight costs $532. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Cairns to Townsville (average of $175). Flying from Cairns to Townsville in July is currently the most expensive (average of $238). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$280

February

$272

March

$286

April

$297

May

$301

June

$314

July

$370

August

$345

September

$348

October

$306

November

$294

December

$294

Temperature and rainfall in Townsville by month

Plan your trip to Townsville by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

TSV

Temperature

19 - 27 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Townsville

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Townsville. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Townsville. Reviews last updated 18 April 2024.
9.1
Wonderful
26 reviews

Food

7.4

Overall

9.1

Boarding

8.8

Comfort

8.2

Crew

9.3

Entertainment

6.1

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

9.1
Wonderful
26 reviews
9.1
Wonderful
26 reviews

Food

7.4

Overall

9.1

Boarding

8.8

Comfort

8.2

Crew

9.3

Entertainment

6.1

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

7.8
Good
690 reviews
9.1
Wonderful
26 reviews

Food

7.4

Overall

9.1

Boarding

8.8

Comfort

8.2

Crew

9.3

Entertainment

6.1

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

6.9
Okay
681 reviews
9.1
Wonderful
26 reviews

Food

7.4

Overall

9.1

Boarding

8.8

Comfort

8.2

Crew

9.3

Entertainment

6.1

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

Related info for your journey

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  • What airports do I use to fly from Cairns to Townsville?

    If you book a flight from Cairns to Townsville, you will be flying from Cairns to Townsville. Flights to Townsville (TSV) from Cairns (CNS) take 0h 55m for a nonstop flight. There are 8 flights from Cairns to Townsville per day from 2 airlines.

  • Can I find flights from Cairns to Townsville for under $400 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Townsville for under $400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Rex for just $306, but on average you can expect to pay $660.

  • Are there direct flights from Cairns to Townsville for under $400 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Cairns to Townsville under $400. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Townsville is less than $345.

  • How popular is this Cairns to Townsville flight route?

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cairns to Townsville round-trip?

    Currently priced at $306, Rex will fly you from Cairns to Townsville and back. In addition to Rex, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Jetstar and Virgin Australia - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $643 and $988, respectively. Rex is priced at 21% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

  • What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cairns to Townsville one-way

    The cheapet airlines for a one-way flight from Cairns to Townsville are Rex ($168), Virgin Australia ($505), and Airnorth ($1,185).

  • What are the most reliable airlines from Cairns to Townsville?

    Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Cairns to Townsville on time: Air New Zealand (84%), Qantas Airways (83%), Alliance Airlines (50%).

  • What are the cheapest flights from Cairns to Townsville?

    Looking for the cheapest flight from Cairns to Townsville? While on average our users pay $316, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $155. The most popular route (Cairns - Townsville), is priced around $382.

  • What does CNS to TSV mean?

    Cairns Airport is CNS and Townsville Airport is TSV. These codes are created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and airlines use them to identify the departing and arrival airports in the flight routes they service.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Cairns to Townsville that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Cairns to Townsville flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

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    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Cairns to Townsville flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Cairns to Townsville that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Cairns to Townsville flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

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    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Cairns to Townsville.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Cairns to Townsville?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Cairns to Townsville by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Cairns to Townsville that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Cairns to Townsville offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Cairns to Townsville?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Cairns to Townsville flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Cairns to Townsville flight deals updated?

    The Cairns to Townsville flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 18/4.

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Top 2 airlines flying from Cairns to Townsville

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AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
RexCheapest$162Average$304FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time86%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$286Average$403FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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