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Cairns (CNS) to Townsville (TSV)

CNS - TSV
Price
$233 - $328
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Temperature
25 - 32 °C
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Rainfall
7 - 269 mm

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$233

From Cairns to Townsville

One-way from

$117

One-way flight from Cairns to Townsville

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 Townsville?

Tuesday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Cairns to Townsville. 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 Townsville.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Cairns to Townsville, book at least 51 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 41% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $354 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $403.

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

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Townsville from Cairns. Prices for May average $302 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $243. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July. Opting for a May flight can save you 32% on your journey compared to booking in May

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Cairns to Townsville in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 9% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Cairns to Townsville in April, May 2021

13 May - 20 May
$219pp
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
20 May - 24 May
$233pp
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns
16 May - 21 May
$240pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Cairns to Townsville 2021 flight deals

13 May - 20 May
$219pp
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
20 May - 24 May
$233pp
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns
16 May - 21 May
$240pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Direct flights to Townsville from Cairns

13 May - 20 May
$219pp
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
20 May - 24 May
$233pp
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns
16 May - 21 May
$240pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns

One-way flights to Townsville from Cairns

12:10 - 13:10
Rex
Direct
1h 00m
CNS - TSV
Rex
$117
Gotogate
16:00 - 17:55
Virgin Australia
1 stop
25h 55m
CNS - TSV
Virgin Australia
$251
Lucky2Go
04:35 - 11:10
Airnorth
1 stop
6h 35m
CNS - TSV
Airnorth
$263
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Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Townsville

Can I find flights from Cairns to Townsville for under $262 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Townsville for under $262. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Rex for just $219, but on average you can expect to pay $324.

Which airlines flying from Cairns to Townsville have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Qantas Airways and Rex flying from Cairns to Townsville have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Townsville for under $262 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 11 direct flights from Cairns to Townsville under $262. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Townsville is less than $271.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Cairns to Townsville was viewed by 427 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 Townsville?

In Cairns, there will be greater rainfall in Cairns compared to Townsville over the next 19 days.

Is Cairns weather warmer or cooler than Townsville?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 32 °C range in January. The weather in Townsville is generally hotter than Cairns's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Cairns to Townsville?

A quick flight from Cairns to Townsville can take about 55m. Qantas Airways provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $234. All flights are typically direct.

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

Flying on Rex is currently your cheapest option to Townsville, with prices starting at $219. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Qantas Airways and Jetstar, with the lowest prices starting at $234 and $411, respectively. Users have found that Rex is 19% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Rex, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $117. Qantas Airways flights start at $125 while deals on Virgin Australia start at $251 one-way.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Townsville

Destination information for Townsville

Flight duration
0h 57m
Average temperature for April in Townsville
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Townsville
78.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Townsville

Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Townsville

Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 52% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 48% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 0% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Cairns to Townsville
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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