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Melbourne to Cairns Flights

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Selected fares from Melbourne to Cairns

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
MEL CNS Fri, May 15 - Fri, May 22 $255
MEL CNS Sat, Mar 7 - Sun, Mar 22 $342

Melbourne and Cairns airports and terminals

Airports in Melbourne VI, AU
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  • 1

    Avalon (AVV)

    Distance from City Center: 31.1 miles

  • 2

    Melbourne Airport (MEL)

    Distance from City Center: 12.3 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from MEL to CNS

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 1 Qantas
  • 3

    Geelong Airport (GEX)

    Distance from City Center: 45 miles

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Airports in Cairns QL, AU
map of airports in Cairns
  • 1

    Cairns Airport (CNS)

    Distance from City Center: 3.6 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from MEL to CNS

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 2 Qantas
    Terminal D Qantas
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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Cairns

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January

Cheapest weekend flights in January from Melbourne to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jan 3 Melbourne (MEL) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $476
Earn $4.76
Return Mon, Jan 5 Cairns (CNS) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia

Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from Melbourne to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jan 28 Melbourne (MEL) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $267
Earn $2.67
Return Sat, Jan 31 Cairns (CNS) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia

Best one-week trip in January from Melbourne to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Jan 17 Melbourne (MEL) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $275
Earn $2.75
Return Sat, Jan 24 Cairns (CNS) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia
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February

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from Melbourne to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Feb 4 Melbourne (MEL) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $271
Earn $2.71
Return Sat, Feb 7 Cairns (CNS) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia

Best one-week trip in February from Melbourne to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Feb 7 Melbourne (MEL) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $309
Earn $3.09
Return Sat, Feb 14 Cairns (CNS) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia
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March

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from Melbourne to Cairns

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sun, Mar 1 Melbourne (MEL) Cairns (CNS) Virgin Australia $267
Earn $2.67
Return Wed, Mar 11 Cairns (CNS) Melbourne (MEL) Virgin Australia
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Interesting facts about flights from Melbourne to Cairns

    • 1 direct flights are operating from Melbourne to Cairns today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 3h 25m.
    • Qantas flight 702 (3:20 AM GMT, Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from Melbourne to Cairns.
    • Qantas flight 702 (3:20 AM GMT, Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) Passenger) is today's latest available flight from Melbourne to Cairns.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from Melbourne to Cairns (Qantas flight 702, Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) Passenger) takes 3h 25m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from Melbourne to Cairns (Qantas flight 702, Boeing 737-800 (Winglets) Passenger) takes 3h 25m.
    • Flights from Avalon (AVV), Geelong Airport (GEX), Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Cairns Airport (CNS) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from Melbourne to Cairns on Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
Jetstar/Jetstar JQ566/JQ942 MEL 6:00 PM CNS 12:15 AM 320/320 7hr 15min
Jetstar JQ692 MEL 2:15 AM CNS 4:35 AM 320 3hr 20min
Jetstar JQ944 MEL 6:00 AM CNS 8:20 AM 321 3hr 20min
Virgin Australia/Virgin Australia VA803/VA1413 MEL 6:00 AM CNS 11:00 AM E90/73H 6hr 0min
Virgin Australia/Virgin Australia VA807/VA1413 MEL 6:30 AM CNS 11:00 AM 73H/73H 5hr 30min
Bangkok Airways/Qantas PG4583/QF924 MEL 7:00 AM CNS 11:05 AM 737/73H 5hr 5min
Qantas/Qantas QF408/QF924 MEL 7:00 AM CNS 11:05 AM 73H/73H 5hr 5min
Virgin Australia VA1291 MEL 8:55 AM CNS 11:20 AM 73H 3hr 25min
Qantas QF702 MEL 9:20 AM CNS 11:45 AM 73H 3hr 25min
Virgin Australia/Virgin Australia VA309/VA779 MEL 7:00 AM CNS 12:00 PM 73H/73H 6hr 0min
Virgin Australia/Virgin Australia VA313/VA779 MEL 8:00 AM CNS 12:00 PM 73H/73H 5hr 0min
Bangkok Airways/Qantas PG4583/QF922 MEL 7:00 AM CNS 12:05 PM 737/73H 6hr 5min
Bangkok Airways/Qantas PG4589/QF922 MEL 7:30 AM CNS 12:05 PM 737/73H 5hr 35min