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Cheapest Flights from Cairns starting at $131 One Way, $273 Round Trip

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

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.

Flights from Cairns: All You Need to Know

What's the cheapest flight from Cairns?$273 (roundtrip)
What airlines fly from Cairns?Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Jetstar with Bag, Jetstar
What is the best month to fly from Cairns?January
What is Cairns IATA code?CNS
What country/state is Cairns in?Cairns
How much is a flight from Cairns?$273 - $382


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Cheap flights from Cairns

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