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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 Sat, Feb 21 - Sat, Feb 28 $197
BNE CNS Sat, Feb 21 - Sat, Feb 28 $254
BNE CNS Fri, Oct 3 - Mon, Oct 6 $784
BNE CNS Thu, Aug 7 - Sun, Aug 10 $1,573

Brisbane and Cairns airports and terminals

Airports in Brisbane QL, AU
map of airports in Brisbane
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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 Qantas
    Terminal I Cathay Pacific
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Airports in Cairns QL, AU
map of airports in Cairns
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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 Qantas
    Terminal D Qantas
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Cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns

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Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)

August

Cheapest weekend flights in August from Brisbane to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Aug 15 Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $272
Earn $2.72
Return Sun, Aug 17 Cairns (CNS) Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from Brisbane to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Aug 27 Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $231
Earn $2.31
Return Sun, Aug 31 Cairns (CNS) Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia
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September

Lowest roundtrip airfare in September from Brisbane to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Tue, Sep 2 Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $231
Earn $2.31
Return Sat, Sep 6 Cairns (CNS) Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia
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October

Cheapest weekend flights in October from Brisbane to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 3 Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $320
Earn $3.20
Return Mon, Oct 6 Cairns (CNS) Brisbane (BNE) Virgin Australia

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from Brisbane to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Fri, Oct 3 Brisbane (BNE) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $320
Earn $3.20
Return Mon, Oct 6 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

    • 4 direct flights are operating from Brisbane to Cairns today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 2h 25m.
    • Qantas flight 798 (2:00 AM GMT, Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Brisbane to Cairns.
    • Qantas flight 786 (2:15 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 (Qantas flight 782, Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) Passenger) takes 2h 25m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Brisbane to Cairns (Qantas flight 782, Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) Passenger) takes 2h 25m.
    • Flights from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Cairns Airport (CNS) are available for this route.

Aircraft options between Brisbane and Cairns

Equipment Carrier
Boeing 717 Qantas
Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) Passenger Qantas
Airbus Industrie A330-300 Cathay Pacific