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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cairns (CNS) to Townsville (TSV)

All the information you need to plan the best CNS to TSV flight in 2021: compare Cairns to Townsville flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Townsville.
CNS - TSV
Price
$231 - $324
TSV
Temperature
25 - 32 °C
TSV
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

$231

From Cairns to Townsville

One-way from

$110

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 $350 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $398.

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 $298 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $240. 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 June, July 2021

The best prices found for CNS to TSV flights in June, July
18 Jun - 27 Jun
$285pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns
18 Jun - 27 Jun
$615pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns
18 Jun - 27 Jun
$742pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Cairns to Townsville 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Townsville from Cairns found for this year
7 Sep - 14 Sep
$205pp
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
20 Aug - 25 Aug
$283pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns
18 Jun - 27 Jun
$285pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns

Direct flights to Townsville from Cairns

Save time with Cairns to Townsville direct flight deals
7 Sep - 14 Sep
$205pp
CNS
Cairns
Rex
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Rex
Direct
CNS
Cairns
20 Aug - 25 Aug
$283pp
CNS
Cairns
Multiple airlines
Direct
TSV
Townsville
TSV
Townsville
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns

One-way flights to Townsville from Cairns

The cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Townsville
02:45 - 03:45
Rex
Direct
1h 00m
CNS - TSV
Rex
$111
mytrip.com
02:00 - 18:35
Virgin Australia
1 stop
16h 35m
CNS - TSV
Virgin Australia
$366
StudentUniverse
08:05 - 13:45
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
29h 40m
CNS - TSV
Multiple Airlines
$497
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Cairns to Townsville

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 1h 00m for a nonstop flight. There are 6 flights from Cairns to Townsville per day from 2 airlines.

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.

Can I find flights from Cairns to Townsville for under $259 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cairns to Townsville for under $259. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Rex for just $205, but on average you can expect to pay $523.

Are there direct flights from Cairns to Townsville for under $259 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from Cairns to Townsville under $259. A good price for a direct flight from Cairns to Townsville is less than $244.

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 same rainfall in Cairns compared to Townsville over the next 12 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 1h. Rex provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $205. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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 $205. Another option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $584 return. Users have found that Rex is 23% 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 $109. Virgin Australia flights start at $266 while deals on Qantas Airways start at $719 one-way.

Alternative routes for Cairns to Townsville

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

Destination information for Townsville

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cairns to Townsville.
Flight duration
1h 00m
Average temperature for June in Townsville
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Townsville
21.0 mm

Airports servicing Cairns

Airports servicing Townsville

Hourly flight availability from Cairns to Townsville

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cairns towards Townsville.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 70% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 30% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 0% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
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Weekly flight availability
from Cairns to Townsville
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cairns to Townsville.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
9 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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