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Darwin to Cairns Flights

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Selected fares from Darwin to Cairns

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
DRW CNS Sun, Dec 21 - Fri, Jan 2 $537
DRW CNS Sun, Dec 21 - Fri, Jan 2 $1,219

Darwin and Cairns airports and terminals

Airports in Darwin NT, AU
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    Darwin Airport (DRW)

    Distance from City Center: 3.6 miles

    Carriers for flights from DRW to CNS

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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 DRW to CNS

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    Terminal 2 Qantas
    Terminal D Qantas
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Lowest roundtrip airfare in December from Darwin to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Dec 21 Darwin (DRW) Cairns (CNS) Qantas $537
Earn $5.37
Return Fri, Jan 2 Cairns (CNS) Darwin (DRW) Qantas
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Flights to Cairns

Flights from Darwin

Use the next time you're searching for flights from Darwin. The Darwin International Airport is the busiest airport in the Northern Territory of Australia, providing international and domestic air services for Darwin's 127,000 citizens. Airlines operating out of the airport include Airnorth, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia and Qantas. The airport is conveniently located about eight miles from the city of Darwin.

Parking at Darwin International Airport

Darwin International Airport provides short- and long-term parking for airport patrons. The short-term parking lot is in front of the terminal building. Parking is free in the short-term lot for the first 10 minutes and $3 for parking up to 30 minutes. The rate rises to $5 for the first hour and continues to rise on an hourly basis until reaching a maximum rate of $20 for 24 hours. Long-term parking rates are less expensive at $14 a day, but the lot is a bit further away.

Transportation to Darwin International Airport

A public bus is available from Darwin to the airport at a price of about $2 from the center of the city. Metered taxi service is also available, with the fare from the center of town averaging around $30.

A Meal before Leaving

Darwin International Airport offers travelers a number of dining and drinking options. Red Rooster serves a range of affordable fast foods, such as barbecue chicken and fries. Velluto's Café and Aromas Café provide coffee and other beverages, hot or cold light meals and confectionary. Fannie Bay Ale House offers patrons beers, wines and spirits along with nonalcoholic beverages. Use to find low-cost flights from Darwin as well as deals on accommodations.

Cairns Airport in Queensland

Cheap flights to Cairns, vacation packages, and more are available at 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 for inexpensive accommodations and cheap flights to Cairns.

Interesting facts about flights from Darwin to Cairns

    • 1 direct flights are operating from Darwin to Cairns today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 2h 30m.
    • Qantas flight 1871 (2:00 PM GMT, Boeing 717) is today's earliest available flight from Darwin to Cairns.
    • Qantas flight 1871 (2:00 PM GMT, Boeing 717) is today's latest available flight from Darwin to Cairns.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Darwin to Cairns (Qantas flight 1871, Boeing 717) takes 2h 30m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Darwin to Cairns (Qantas flight 1871, Boeing 717) takes 2h 30m.
    • Flights from Darwin Airport (DRW) to Cairns Airport (CNS) are available for this route.