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Cheap Flights from Auckland to Cairns, AU, Australia - AKL to CNS Last modified: 30/05/2016 12:38 AM

Popular flights from Auckland to Cairns Last modified: 30/05/2016 12:38 AM

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

Air New Zealand
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
9/09/2016 18/09/2016 $846
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
1/09/2016 8/09/2016 $559
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
1/09/2016 8/09/2016 $791
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
1/09/2016 8/09/2016 $771

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 $807.

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.

How far in advance should you book flights from Auckland to Cairns

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from Auckland to Cairns should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $1,336 $813
7-14 days $0 $826
14-21 days $1,240 $809
21-30 days $0 $809
30-60 days $876 $803
60-90 days $935 $801
90+ days $825 $559

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
$804 $809 $801 $801 $803 $813 $816

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
June Auckland Cairns Qantas 14/06/16 20/06/16 1 $809
July Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 29/07/16 7/08/16 1 $803
August Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 11/08/16 25/08/16 1 $801
September Auckland Cairns Jetstar 1/09/16 8/09/16 1 $559
October Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 22/10/16 2/11/16 1 $782
November Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 22/11/16 26/11/16 1 $782
December Auckland Cairns Qantas 30/12/16 3/01/17 1 $837
February Auckland Cairns Qantas 18/02/17 5/03/17 1 $804

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 $841.

The average price for non-stop flights from Auckland to Cairns is $909.

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
Air New Zealand 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 07:00 07:15
Philippine 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 18:15 18:15

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 $378.

The average price for round trip flights from Auckland to Cairns is $837.

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 5 hours and 37 minutes.
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 7 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 57% 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) Number of flights searched: 66Last modified: 30/05/2016 12:38 AM

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
Air New Zealand - X X X
Philippine - X X X X
Qantas MEL 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 $819
Auckland to London Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Air New Zealand, Czech, Austrian, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic $2,018
Auckland to Tokyo JAL, All Nippon, Air New Zealand $1,003
Auckland to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $789
Auckland to Sydney China Airlines, Emirates, Jetstar, LAN, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $354
Auckland to Brisbane China Airlines, Emirates, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $407
Auckland to Mackay Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $756
Auckland to Proserpine Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $810
Auckland to Bangkok Air New Zealand, Bangkok, Thai $1,161
Auckland to Singapore Jetstar Asia, SilkAir, Air New Zealand, Singapore, Scoot $886
Auckland to Melbourne Emirates, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $350
Auckland to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Air New Zealand, Shenzhen $676
Auckland to Port Moresby Air New Zealand, Niugini $1,481
Auckland to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia X, Malaysia, Air New Zealand, Malindo $782
Auckland to Gold Coast Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $283
Auckland to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Air New Zealand $1,469
Auckland to Rockhampton Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $777
Auckland to Mount Isa Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $995
Auckland to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $680
Auckland to Gladstone Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $692
Auckland to Emerald Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $758
Auckland to Seoul Korean, Air New Zealand, Asiana $1,449
Auckland to Manila Cebu Pacific, Air New Zealand, Philippine $965
Auckland to Adelaide Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $717

Cheap International Flights to Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
New Plymouth to Cairns Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $931
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 Air New Zealand, Qantas, 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 $756
Cheap Flights from Auckland to Cairns, AU, Australia, from $374 Round trip from AKL to CNS