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

Popular flights from Auckland to Cairns

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
Jul 14, 2016 Jul 16, 2016 NZD802
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 30, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 NZD749
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 30, 2016 Jun 4, 2016 NZD768
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 17, 2016 Jun 23, 2016 NZD768

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 NZD779.

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 NZD890 NZD794
7-14 days NZD0 NZD792
14-21 days NZD0 NZD804
21-30 days NZD847 NZD749
30-60 days NZD855 NZD749
60-90 days NZD848 NZD788
90+ days NZD805 NZD778

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
NZD749 NZD802 NZD791 NZD792 NZD764 NZD774 NZD784

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
May Auckland Cairns Jetstar 5/30/16 6/4/16 1 NZD749
June Auckland Cairns Jetstar 6/17/16 6/23/16 1 NZD764
July Auckland Cairns Qantas 7/2/16 7/14/16 1 NZD788
August Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 8/18/16 8/25/16 1 NZD778
September Auckland Cairns Qantas 9/21/16 10/5/16 1 NZD794
October Auckland Cairns Virgin Australia 10/30/16 11/4/16 1 NZD782
December Auckland Cairns Qantas 12/27/16 1/6/17 1 NZD799
January Auckland Cairns Qantas 1/20/17 1/29/17 1 NZD794

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 NZD771.

The average price for non-stop flights from Auckland to Cairns is NZD854.

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 0 0 1 07:15 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 NZD372.

The average price for round trip flights from Auckland to Cairns is NZD771.

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 38 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 6 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 66% 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
Air New Zealand - X X
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 NZD811
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 NZD1,970
Auckland to Tokyo JAL, All Nippon, Air New Zealand NZD970
Auckland to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD789
Auckland to Sydney China Airlines, Emirates, Jetstar, LAN, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia NZD335
Auckland to Brisbane China Airlines, Emirates, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD445
Auckland to Mackay Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD784
Auckland to Proserpine Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD755
Auckland to Bangkok Air New Zealand, Bangkok, Thai NZD1,291
Auckland to Singapore Jetstar Asia, SilkAir, Air New Zealand, Singapore, Scoot NZD941
Auckland to Melbourne Emirates, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD366
Auckland to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Air New Zealand, Shenzhen NZD650
Auckland to Port Moresby Air New Zealand, Niugini NZD1,491
Auckland to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia X, Malaysia, Air New Zealand, Malindo NZD670
Auckland to Gold Coast Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD282
Auckland to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Dragonair, Air New Zealand NZD1,499
Auckland to Rockhampton Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Auckland to Mount Isa Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Auckland to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD673
Auckland to Gladstone Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD709
Auckland to Emerald Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Auckland to Seoul Korean, Air New Zealand, Asiana NZD1,634
Auckland to Manila Cebu Pacific, Air New Zealand, Philippine NZD1,055
Auckland to Adelaide Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia NZD580

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, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Kerikeri to Cairns Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Rotorua to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia NZD741
Cheap Flights from Auckland to Cairns, AU, Australia, from NZD522 Round trip from AKL to CNS