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Cheap Flights From Cairns Intl. Airport Starting At $85 One Way, $190 Round Trip

Prices starting at $190 for return flights and $85 for one-way flights to were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Cheap Flights to Cairns Intl. Airport starting at $85 One Way, $190 Round Trip

One way and return prices found within past 7 days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Deals On This Weekend's Flights

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
CNS Brisbane Oct 24 - Oct 28 $224
*Prices include taxes and fees
Cairns Intl. Airport
Airport Name
Cairns Airport
Airport Location
Cairns, Australia

Airport Code

Precip: 2%

Airport Data

Name of Airport
Airport IATA CodeCNS
Lowest Flight Price$85
Available Airline Carriers Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways
Flights Per Day
Most Popular Airline

Fly to Cairns Airport CNS

When you fly to Cairns Airport (CNS), you'll be about 3.5 miles from the city center. You can rent a car, take a cab, or ride the 121 bus to downtown.

A car rental may be your best bet if you want to relax on the northern beaches off of Highway 44. There are also other attractions further north like the Cairns Tropical Zoo near Palm Cove.

Hints and Tips

Sydney may be the most popular tourist destination in Australia, but locals will tell you that Cairns offers an experience all of its own. Located on the shores of the Trinity Bay, Cairns has been a jumping off point for tourists wanting to see the Great Barrier Reef for decades.

To the north of the city, you'll find pristine and sunny beaches like Trinity Beach or Ellis Beach. You can also take a walk on the wild side in the nearby Barron Gorge National Park.

The biggest attraction with the city of Cairns is the Esplanade, which stretches a full two miles along the shoreline. The Cairns Lagoon is located within the Esplanade and offers a warm and sunny locale for sunbathers.

There are also piers, boardwalks, trails, and flurry of shops and restaurants for you to meander through while on the Esplanade.

To the southwest on Shields Street, you'll find unique points of interest like the historical Cairns Museum and the artistic Cairns Regional Gallery.

Cairns itself is filled with budget hotels, motels, and hostels, many of which are located side-by-side on Sheridan Street.

Flights from Cairns Intl. Airport - Frequently Asked Questions

Where can you fly to from Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

The most sought-after international destinations from Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) are Port Moresby, Singapore and Tokyo. This busy airport is the gateway to your next exciting adventure.

If you've only got enough free time for a quick trip, stay within the country and fly to Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. No matter your schedule, we've got the best deals and a spectacular destination waiting for you.

What airlines fly out of Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

Lock in a flight out of Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) with any of these domestic air carriers and you know you're in capable hands:

  • Qantas
  • Jetstar
  • Virgin Australia

If you're ready to journey to faraway destinations, these renowned airlines will comfortably take you there from Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.):

  • Air Niugini
  • SilkAir
  • Jetstar
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight from Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans from Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights from Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight from Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is CNS?

CNS is the location identifier for Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.), as set by the trade association, IATA. Most airports have their own unique three-letter identifier or code, which is mostly used for ticketing purposes.

How many terminals are there in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) features 3 passenger terminals — T1, T2 and TR. Knowing which one you'll check in at is always a wise move. Confirm the details with your air carrier the day before you travel.

Are there private lounges in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

There are currently no private lounges in Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.). You can always look at the positive side though — it gives you the opportunity to explore the terminal before your flight.

Flights Review

Feb 4, 2020

Wish they were more in the USA. Would use them

Dec 14, 2019

Virgin Australia has the best food of any airline I have flown with. Their flight attendants and other associates are very helpful and kind. A few more associates at check in and baggage drop would have been helpful though.

Dec 11, 2019

Seats too tight and WiFi did not work for our party.

Nov 23, 2019

Weight limit on baggage kind of ridiculous

Jan 10, 2019

Enjoyable flight, on time

Jan 1, 2019

Nice soothing lighting inside the plane.

Dec 1, 2018

There were only 31 passengers on the entire plane.

Jul 29, 2018

Very happy with Virgin Australia

Jul 3, 2018

Qantas is the only airlines that provides free small hot meals for domestic flight.

Apr 30, 2018

Tight space between seats. Very tight You pay for everything once on board. But flights on time. Staff are pleasant.

Apr 27, 2018

Would have liked to be able to pick our seats.

Mar 14, 2018

I forgot to arrange a vegetarian meal, and the staff got me a salad from business class. Everyone was so helpful and friendly.

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