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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To Cairns?

The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were $152 and $338 for one-way flights to Cairns for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply

OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
BNECairnsFebruary 2 to February 5$152
SYDCairnsFebruary 28 to March 2$203
OOLCairnsFebruary 17 to February 23$233
ADLCairnsMarch 3 to March 9$259
MELCairnsFebruary 6 to February 10$260
PERCairnsFebruary 25 to March 5$408
AKLCairnsMarch 10 to March 21$513
NRTCairnsMarch 1 to March 16$592
KIXCairnsFebruary 12 to February 15$635
*Prices include taxes and fees
OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
BNECairnsDecember 11 to December 14$333
SYDCairnsDecember 9 to December 13$360
ADLCairnsDecember 10 to December 15$379
OOLCairnsDecember 9 to December 18$544
MELCairnsDecember 11 to December 19$551
PERCairnsDecember 11 to December 15$932
AKLCairnsDecember 9 to December 10$936
KIXCairnsDecember 11 to December 12$2,217
NRTCairnsDecember 9 to December 13$3,155
*Prices include taxes and fees

Cairns Flight Information

Traveling to Cairns
Lowest Price $152
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Amazing Cairns Accommodation Deals

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

3 out of 5
49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD, 4870
The price is $41 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$41
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 3-star holiday park in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the property condition in ...
3.7/5 Good! (999 reviews)
"You get what you pay for - property was clean and staff were friendly and professional. The pool was dirty and surrounding amenities pretty dated and in need of a refresh, however the rooms were clean and in good condition. Budget accommodation close to city."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
Aspect Central

Aspect Central

3 out of 5
209 Sheridan Street, Cairns North, QLD, 4870
The price is $67 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$67
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly motel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in our ...
3.8/5 Good! (999 reviews)
"A little outdated but everything you need for a great and comfortable stay in Cairns."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Aspect Central
Hides Hotel Cairns

Hides Hotel Cairns

3.5 out of 5
87 Lake Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870
The price is $74 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
$74
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.5/5 Good! (995 reviews)
"Very quick stay here, room was clean and had all the facilities that we needed at the time. Located in the city centre which was handy and close to shops and restaurants."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Hides Hotel Cairns

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Comfort Inn Cairns City

Comfort Inn Cairns City

4 out of 5
183-185 Lake St, Cairns, QLD, 4870
The price is $84 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
$84
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (355 reviews)
"It was Ok the location was convenient. The laundry room needs attention."

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Comfort Inn Cairns City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reef Palms Motel

Reef Palms Motel

3.5 out of 5
41-47 Digger Street, Cairns North, QLD, 4870
The price is $94 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$94
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 3.5-star motel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and free airport drop-off. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (720 reviews)
"Convenient and able to accommodate 4 persons"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Reef Palms Motel
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

2 out of 5
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, 04870
The price is $74 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$74
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this hostel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (338 reviews)
Wonderful place and great price!
"It’s amazing here. The staff are wonderful and the beds are new and the carpet in the rooms is new. The rooms are clean and new and have A/C. Now that said, it is still a hostel. Lots of young people here having fun. So if you want a conventional hotel it’s not for you - but they also don’t hold ..."

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Lazy Duck Hostel

Lazy Duck Hostel

2 out of 5
136 Grafton St, Cairns, QLD, 4870
Stay at this hostel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and airport pick-up service. Popular attractions Cairns Performing Arts Centre and The Cultural ...
3.1/5 (24 reviews)
"Wash rooms are terrible in lazy duck. Needs renovation"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2019

Lazy Duck Hostel

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Njoy! Travellers Resort - Hostel

Njoy! Travellers Resort - Hostel

1 out of 5
141 Sheridan Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870
Stay at this hostel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the pool and the WiFi in our reviews. Popular ...
3.7/5 Good! (85 reviews)
"The hostel is really nice. They have a free bus to the esplanade and free breakfast."

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2018

Njoy! Travellers Resort - Hostel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Luxury Hotels in Cairns

Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

5 out of 5
1 Veivers Road, Palm Cove, QLD, 4879
The price is $607 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25
$607
per night
Dec 24 - Dec 25
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (464 reviews)
"Great location , friendly staff. Perfect for family."

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore
Pacific Hotel Cairns

Pacific Hotel Cairns

4.5 out of 5
Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870
The price is $117 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
$117
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"I was early for the Breakfast and sat at the Coffee Bar and had a coffee, when the line for entry started to form, I asked the waitress if I would be allowed in first having been there for 20 min already, she said no, I’d have to to the back of the line….. I ate elsewhere! On the day I was to check ..."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Pacific Hotel Cairns
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

5 out of 5
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870
The price is $170 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
$170
per night
Dec 6 - Dec 7
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
"The staff are excellent. The overall look and feel of the hotel is very good as well."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

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Pullman Cairns International

Pullman Cairns International

5 out of 5
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD, 4870
The price is $152 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
$152
per night
Dec 7 - Dec 8
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"Great stay great facility"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Pullman Cairns International
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Family Friendly Hotels in Cairns

Cairns Plaza Hotel
Great for families

Cairns Plaza Hotel

3.5 out of 5
145 The Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, 4870
The price is $87 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$87
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

Families like: Outdoor pools, extra beds/cribs, laundry

Travelers say...
"Great location, easy walking distance along the boardwalk and to shops and restaurants. Enough parking. A bit of noise from other guests at night, doors banging etc. Pool looked like it could do with some work to make it more appealing. Would stay here again."

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Cairns Plaza Hotel
Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
Great for families

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park

3 out of 5
49-61 Little Pease Street, Manoora, QLD, 4870
The price is $41 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$41
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 3-star holiday park in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the property condition in ...
3.7/5 Good! (999 reviews)

Families like: Kids pool, kitchen, playground, laundry

Travelers say...
"You get what you pay for - property was clean and staff were friendly and professional. The pool was dirty and surrounding amenities pretty dated and in need of a refresh, however the rooms were clean and in good condition. Budget accommodation close to city."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
Blue Lagoon Resort
Great for families

Blue Lagoon Resort

4.5 out of 5
22 - 26 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach, QLD, 4879
The price is $134 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
$134
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (996 reviews)

Families like: Outdoor pools, kitchen, babysitting, close to beach

Travelers say...
"Ideal position, walk to cafe restaurant within 2 minutes. All on the beach beautiful."

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

Blue Lagoon Resort

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Marlin Cove Resort
Great for families

Marlin Cove Resort

3.5 out of 5
2 Keem St, Trinity Beach, QLD, 4879
The price is $120 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
$120
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in Cairns. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (419 reviews)

Families like: Kids pool, kitchen, game room, babysitting

Travelers say...
"Fantastic family holiday, beautiful lagoon well designed for children. We look forward to returning to the beautiful Marlin Cove Resort"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Marlin Cove Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I catch a flight to Cairns at the moment?
For the latest in-depth info regarding passengers flying to Cairns, visit the Covid-19 Travel Advisor. All you need to know about current travel restrictions and quarantine requirements is here in one convenient place.
Which airlines fly to Cairns?
Reserve your seat with one of the 11 airlines that travel to Cairns and enjoy an incredible new adventure. Carriers that come with excellent reviews include:

  • Qantas
  • Jetstar
  • Virgin Australia

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I change my booking to a later date?
For more info about changing your flight to Cairns, please visit our Customer Service Portal.
What airport is best to fly into Cairns?
Cairns has just one airport, which makes booking your flight to the city simple. CNS is around 3 mi from all the action downtown.
Places to visit in Cairns
On the hunt for some sightseeing hints? Don’t go home until you’ve enjoyed attractions like Esplanade Lagoon, and Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens.Watch as local inhabitants greet each other, or just take a break from their daily routine at Cairns Esplanade. Need some more ideas? If you want a keepsake of your vacation, think beyond the T-shirts, mugs and fridge magnets, and find the perfect memento at Cairns Central Shopping Centre. And that’s not all. While you’re here, think about visiting Cairns Marlin Marina, a local marina.
How to get through airport security fast when traveling to Cairns
Make your journey to Cairns a little easier by following these useful security tips:

  • Keep your boarding pass and travel ID in an easily accessible place. They’ll be the first things you’ll be asked to produce by security staff.
  • Belts, coins and mobile phones should be put in a bin for X-raying. If you enter the body scanner with these items, you’ll be instructed to turn back and remove them.
  • Laptops, digital cameras and other electronic devices must be placed in a tub to be X-rayed.
  • Flying with a favorite cologne or perfume? As long as it contains no more than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a clear resealable plastic bag, you can keep it in your carry-on luggage.
  • Undo your shoelaces before entering the body scanner. Depending on what sort of shoes you’re wearing, security may instruct you to remove them.
  • Scissors and multi-tools are prohibited inside the plane. Pack them in your checked luggage to avoid them being confiscated at the airport security checkpoint.

How to find cheap flights

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Airfares offered on Friday tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2021. Purchasing your airfares on a Thursday or Saturday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Wednesday or Sunday. Our data shows that those two days have the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals.

 

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Frequent travellers may already know this, earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Monday are the cheapest of the week. Since flights towards the middle of the week tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise. This is why, on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2021 were most expensive for Wednesday departures.

 

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2021 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2-4 weeks prior to their travel dates.

*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Plane Tickets To Cairns

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When you are ready to embark on your next big adventure, Travelocity will be right here waiting to open the doors to the garden so that you can go and smell the roses. When you decide to book and travel is entirely up to you, but don't wait too long because we have some of the best deals on the web and they won't last long. Take time to go through our huge selection of cheap flights to Cairns to find the best deals that fit into your budget. If browsing on your phone while your boss isn't looking is more your thing (we promise we won't tell), consider checking out Travelocity's mobile app which allows you to take advantage of all our flights to Cairns without having to compromise your work computer's search history. If you are looking to save even more, you can easily save up to $537 when you bundle one of our cheap flights to Cairns with one of our hotels. So why are you waiting around? There is no better time than now to start booking that next trip. Start your search now to book one of our flights to Cairns today!

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.