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Cheap Flights from Auckland to Cairns, AU, Australia - AKL to CNS

Popular flights from Auckland to Cairns

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Air New Zealand
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 5, 2016 May 15, 2016 NZD693
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 5, 2016 May 15, 2016 NZD768
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 23, 2016 May 30, 2016 NZD655
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 23, 2016 May 30, 2016 NZD658

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Auckland to Cairns (AKL to CNS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Auckland to Cairns, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be NZD724.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Auckland to Cairns (AKL to CNS)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Auckland to Cairns based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

Cheapest Day To Fly from Auckland to Cairns

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from Auckland to Cairns.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
NZD730 NZD768 NZD688 NZD658 NZD738 NZD745 NZD744

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Auckland to Cairns

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from Auckland to Cairns.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 2/22/16 2/29/16 1 NZD730
March Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 3/3/16 3/17/16 1 NZD730
April Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 4/29/16 5/11/16 1 NZD738
May Auckland Cairns Qantas 5/23/16 5/30/16 1 NZD655
June Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 6/8/16 6/15/16 1 NZD688
July Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 7/20/16 7/27/16 1 NZD693
August Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 8/22/16 8/29/16 1 NZD690
September Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 9/9/16 9/14/16 1 NZD690

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Auckland to Cairns (AKL to CNS)

Your Auckland to Cairns flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Auckland to Cairns is NZD808.

The average price for non-stop flights from Auckland to Cairns is NZD1,088.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Auckland to Cairns.

Nonstop Flight Details from Auckland to Cairns
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Philippine 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 19:30 19:30

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Auckland to Cairns (AKL to CNS)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Auckland to Cairns. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Auckland to Cairns is NZD335.

The average price for round trip flights from Auckland to Cairns is NZD808.

Auckland to Cairns Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from Auckland to Cairns?
Answer: The average Auckland to Cairns flight time is 6 hours.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Auckland and Cairns?
Answer: The distance from Auckland to Cairns is 3619 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Auckland to Cairns?
Answer: There are 4 direct flights from Auckland to Cairns.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Auckland to Cairns?
Answer: Philippine Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Auckland and Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Auckland to Cairns?
Answer: Brisbane, AU

Airlines Flying from Auckland to Cairns (AKL to CNS)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Auckland to Cairns with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from Auckland to Cairns.

Auckland to Cairns
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Philippine - X X X X
Qantas SYD X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia BNE X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Auckland and Cairns, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap International Flights from Auckland - AKL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Auckland to Townsville Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD720
Auckland to London Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Air New Zealand, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic NZD1,802
Auckland to Tokyo JAL, All Nippon, Air New Zealand NZD970
Auckland to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD673
Auckland to Sydney China Airlines, Emirates, Jetstar, LAN, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia NZD348
Auckland to Brisbane China Airlines, Emirates, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD426
Auckland to Mackay Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD717
Auckland to Proserpine Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD693
Auckland to Bangkok Air New Zealand, Bangkok, Thai NZD1,243
Auckland to Singapore Jetstar Asia, SilkAir, Air New Zealand, Singapore, Scoot NZD901
Auckland to Melbourne Emirates, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD398
Auckland to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Air New Zealand NZD703
Auckland to Port Moresby Air New Zealand, Niugini NZD1,438
Auckland to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia X, Malaysia, Air New Zealand, Malindo NZD702
Auckland to Gold Coast Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD354
Auckland to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Air New Zealand NZD1,325
Auckland to Rockhampton Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD700
Auckland to Mount Isa Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Auckland to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD738
Auckland to Gladstone Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD694
Auckland to Emerald Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD775
Auckland to Seoul Korean, Air New Zealand, Asiana NZD1,465
Auckland to Manila Cebu Pacific, Air New Zealand, Philippine NZD1,288
Auckland to Adelaide Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia NZD619

Cheap International Flights to Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
New Plymouth to Cairns Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Hamilton to Cairns Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Rotorua to Cairns Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Tauranga to Cairns Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Kerikeri to Cairns Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Rotorua to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD741
Cheap Flights from Auckland to Cairns, AU, Australia, from NZD437 Round trip from AKL to CNS