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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To Cairns?

One-way flights were as low as NZ$286 and round trip flights were NZ$641 within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
AKLCairns15 Jul. - 17 Jul.NZ$641
*Prices include taxes and fees
OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
AKLCairns25 Jun. - 2 Jul.NZ$950
*Prices include taxes and fees

How to book cheap flights

What is the lowest price on Wotif for a flight to Cairns?

Flights to Cairns start as low as NZ$641. Once you’ve snagged your flight, it’s time to build that itinerary. If your flight touches down in a bustling city, you’ll want a head start, so you can get from jet-way to getaway as quickly as possible. Flying for business? Squeeze in some sightseeing and a snack at a locally loved restaurant between meetings—you’ll have plenty of cash thanks to our cheap business class flights to Cairns. You know what they say about all work and no play, after all.

What are the most popular airlines that fly to Cairns?

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways. Pack your favourite magazines or stack your video queue for a mini-marathon of that television show your co-workers have been raving about. And if you get hooked a few episodes in, don’t worry; there’s always the return flight to finish the binge. Ready to book cheap flights to Cairns? Check out our selection of airfares and start putting together a holiday that fits your schedule and price range. We offer sweet deals, so you don’t have to move mountains to see the world. In fact, we’ll help you get to those mountains (or ocean, or forest) today!

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Tuesday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday though; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Guess what? Boring old Thursday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights purchased on a Thursday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Tuesday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking early in the week.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2020, our data shows March is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of June can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early if June is your preferred travel month.

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif 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 Wotif’s 2020 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months prior to travel.

How can I save money on flights?

Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2020 saved close to 50% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on Wotif.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Can I fly to Cairns (CNS) at the moment?

For all the latest info on the travel situation in Cairns, see our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.

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Hotels in Cairns

The Abbott Boutique Hotel
The Abbott Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
69 Abbott St, Cairns, QLD
The price is NZ$128 per night from 18 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cairns Regional Gallery and Reef Fleet Terminal. Cairns Esplanade and Cairns ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (134 reviews)
"Close to city centre a small map would have been helpful for me The staff member who was on was courteous and efficient and worked well under pressure he acknowledged me but also sorted out needs of another family"

Reviewed on 6 Jun. 2021

The Abbott Boutique Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
4.5 out of 5
121-123 The Esplanade & Florence St, Cairns, QLD
The price is NZ$292 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Located in Cairns Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Center of Contemporary Arts and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Marlin Marina and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (232 reviews)
"Customer service was exceptional"

Reviewed on 9 Jun. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cairns
Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Centre
Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Centre
4 out of 5
Cnr Abbott And Florence Street, Cairns, QLD
The price is NZ$146 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Located in Cairns Central Business District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Center of Contemporary Arts and Cairns Esplanade. Cairns Marlin Marina and ...
3.6/5Good! (208 reviews)
"Clean comfortable and central to everything but quite a noisy air conditioning system and the outside lights streamed into the room through the blinds ."

Reviewed on 8 Jun. 2021

Ramada By Wyndham Cairns City Centre
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.

^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.co.nz from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.