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Brisbane to Cairns Flights

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Selected fares from Brisbane to Cairns

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
BNE CNS Fri, Mar 27 - Sat, Mar 28 $186
BNE CNS Fri, Mar 27 - Sat, Mar 28 $221

Brisbane and Cairns airports and terminals

Airports in Brisbane QL, AU
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    Brisbane Airport (BNE)

    Distance from City Center: 8.4 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from BNE to CNS

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal D American Airlines, Qantas
    Terminal I Cathay Pacific
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Airports in Cairns QL, AU
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    Cairns Airport (CNS)

    Distance from City Center: 3.6 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from BNE to CNS

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 Cathay Pacific
    Terminal 2 American Airlines, Qantas
    Terminal D Qantas
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Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)

January

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from Brisbane to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jan 12 Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $186
Earn $1.86
Return Mon, Jan 19 Cairns (CNS) Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia

Best one-week trip in January from Brisbane to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jan 12 Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $186
Earn $1.86
Return Mon, Jan 19 Cairns (CNS) Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia
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February

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from Brisbane to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Feb 3 Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $186
Earn $1.86
Return Sat, Feb 14 Cairns (CNS) Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia
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March

Cheapest weekend flights in March from Brisbane to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Mar 27 Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $186
Earn $1.86
Return Sat, Mar 28 Cairns (CNS) Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from Brisbane to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Mar 27 Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $186
Earn $1.86
Return Sat, Mar 28 Cairns (CNS) Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia
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Book Your Flight from Brisbane to Cairns

The Top Brisbane Airport

When you need a break from the hassles of your daily life, you can book cheap flights from Brisbane with Orbitz.com and go anywhere in the world. The Brisbane Airport handles most of the air traffic in the area, because it is one of the largest airports in the country. With airlines like Alliance Airlines, Quantas, and Virgin Australia flying to more than 70 destinations, you can go almost anywhere you want. With Orbitz.com, you can book low-fare tickets in just a few minutes by picking your destination from any of the available options.

Park Without any Hassle

If you decide that you want to drive your own vehicle to the airport, you can quickly and easily park at any of the lots. Short-term parking is available for four hours or less, and the signs for these lots are bright yellow. If you need long-term parking, look for the orange and red signs. Long-term parking costs $49 when parking over the weekend, or you can pay $99 if you need to park your car for up to one week.

Getting to the Airport

Getting to the airport is sometimes a hassle, especially if you do not have your own car. The public transportation system in the city has buses that make regular stops at the airport, and several local cab companies, including Black and White Cabs and Yellow Cab, make pickups and drop-offs here.

When You Need to Eat

Whether you want a quick snack or a full meal, you can get food at one of the airport restaurants. Merlo, Food on 2, and Eagle Boys are just a few of the restaurants located inside the airport. Whether you need a domestic or an international flight, Orbitz.com can help you get cheap flights from Brisbane.

Cairns Airport in Queensland

Cheap flights to Cairns, vacation packages, and more are available at Orbitz.com to help you plan your Queensland vacation. You'll arrive at Cairns Airport, located about 4 miles north of downtown Cairns. The airport handles both domestic and international flights. Airlines served by Cairns Airport include Qantas, Jetstar, Cathay Pacific, and United Airlines.

Transportation from the Airport

Many travelers arriving at Cairns Airport opt to take a taxi into town. A typical fare from the airport to downtown Cairns is approximately $25. Both the international and domestic terminals have a designated taxi queue. Travelers may also opt to privately book a limousine transfer to their hotel. Another alternative is to rent a car from Avis, Budget, Europcar, or another car rental agency located at the airport. Shuttle bus transport service from Sun Palm Transport Group to designated locations in town is another option.

Weather Conditions in Cairns

Cairns is a tropical city, so temperatures tend to be fairly mild all year long. The winter months, which occur between May and August in the southern hemisphere, tend to have average temperatures ranging from the 60s at night into the high 70s during the day. The summer months of December through February have night lows in the 70s and daytime highs in the high 80s.

Visitor Attractions in Cairns

Outdoor activities in Cairns are always popular. Visitors can choose from wildlife tours, whitewater rafting, snorkeling trips, and rainforest hikes. No matter what time of year you choose to visit Queensland, count on Orbitz.com for inexpensive accommodations and cheap flights to Cairns.

Interesting facts about flights from Brisbane to Cairns

    • 5 direct flights are operating from Brisbane to Cairns today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 2h 20m.
    • Qantas flight 798 (1:00 AM GMT, Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Brisbane to Cairns.
    • Qantas flight 786 (1:00 PM GMT, Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) Passenger) is today's latest available flight from Brisbane to Cairns.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Brisbane to Cairns (Cathay Pacific flight 146, Airbus Industrie A330-300) takes 2h 20m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Brisbane to Cairns (Cathay Pacific flight 146, Airbus Industrie A330-300) takes 2h 20m.
    • Flights from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Cairns Airport (CNS) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from Brisbane to Cairns on Mon, Dec 29, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Jetstar JQ942 BNE 9:55 PM CNS 12:15 AM 320 2hr 20min
Qantas QF798 BNE 7:00 AM CNS 9:20 AM 73H 2hr 20min
Virgin Australia VA773 BNE 7:00 AM CNS 9:20 AM 73H 2hr 20min
Jetstar JQ928 BNE 7:00 AM CNS 9:25 AM 320 2hr 25min
Virgin Australia VA779 BNE 9:25 AM CNS 11:45 AM 73H 2hr 20min
Qantas QF782 BNE 9:30 AM CNS 11:50 AM 73H 2hr 20min
Qantas/Qantas QF1760/QF2300 BNE 6:20 AM CNS 11:55 AM 717/DH4 5hr 35min
Qantas/Qantas QF968/QF2300 BNE 6:40 AM CNS 11:55 AM 73H/DH4 5hr 15min
Qantas/Qantas QF1762/QF2306 BNE 9:15 AM CNS 3:20 PM 717/DH3 6hr 5min
Jetstar JQ932 BNE 1:10 PM CNS 3:30 PM 320 2hr 20min
Qantas QF784 BNE 2:05 PM CNS 4:25 PM 73H 2hr 20min
Qantas/Qantas QF974/QF2314 BNE 1:55 PM CNS 7:30 PM 73H/DH4 5hr 35min
Qantas QF786 BNE 7:00 PM CNS 9:20 PM 73H 2hr 20min