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Cheap Flights from Brisbane to Cairns, AU, Australia - BNE to CNS

Popular flights from Brisbane 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.

Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Apr 25, 2016 May 2, 2016 AUD225
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 10, 2016 May 13, 2016 AUD227
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Mar 17, 2016 Mar 19, 2016 AUD140
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 27, 2016 May 28, 2016 AUD168
May 27, 2016 Jun 1, 2016 AUD168
May 30, 2016 Jun 5, 2016 AUD168

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Brisbane to Cairns (BNE to CNS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Brisbane to Cairns, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AUD169.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Brisbane to Cairns (BNE to CNS)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Brisbane 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 Brisbane to Cairns

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days AUD233 AUD382
7-14 days AUD213 AUD364
14-21 days AUD210 AUD357
21-30 days AUD213 AUD354
30-60 days AUD140 AUD366
60-90 days AUD155 AUD257
90+ days AUD168 AUD254

Cheapest Day To Fly from Brisbane to Cairns

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AUD155 AUD175 AUD169 AUD140 AUD209 AUD169 AUD171

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Brisbane to Cairns

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 2/26/16 2/29/16 0 AUD210
March Brisbane Cairns Tigerair 3/17/16 3/19/16 0 AUD140
April Brisbane Cairns Tigerair 4/25/16 5/2/16 0 AUD155
May Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 5/27/16 5/28/16 0 AUD168
June Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 6/10/16 6/13/16 0 AUD169
July Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 7/15/16 7/26/16 0 AUD193
August Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 8/12/16 8/15/16 0 AUD192
September Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 9/8/16 9/12/16 0 AUD193

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from Brisbane to Cairns

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from Brisbane to Cairns.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
AUD252
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
AUD252 AUD247
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
AUD247 AUD213
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
AUD213 AUD213
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
AUD213 AUD247
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
AUD247

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Brisbane to Cairns (BNE to CNS)

Your Brisbane 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 Brisbane to Cairns is AUD338.

The average price for non-stop flights from Brisbane to Cairns is AUD198.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Brisbane to Cairns
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Cathay 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 11:25 11:25
Jetstar 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 07:00 21:35
Qantas 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 07:00 19:00
Tigerair 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:30 14:15
Virgin Australia 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 07:00 20:05

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Brisbane to Cairns (BNE 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 Brisbane 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 Brisbane to Cairns is AUD157.

The average price for round trip flights from Brisbane to Cairns is AUD198.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Gold Coast to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD273
Sunshine Coast to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD433
Bundaberg to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD412
Hervey Bay to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD486
Ballina to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD540
Brisbane to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD213
Brisbane to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic AUD1,405
Brisbane to Proserpine Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD142
Brisbane to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD161
Gold Coast to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD399
Brisbane to Mackay Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD152
Brisbane to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD111
Brisbane to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD795
Brisbane to Port Moresby Jetstar, Niugini, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD429
Sunshine Coast to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD520
Brisbane to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia AUD673
Hervey Bay to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD670
Bundaberg to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD456
Brisbane to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Emirates, Etihad, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia AUD619
Brisbane to Emerald Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD223
Brisbane to Rockhampton Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD135
Brisbane to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD159
Gold Coast to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD105
Gold Coast to Proserpine Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD544
Brisbane to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, SkyStar AUD715
Gold Coast to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD413
Brisbane to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Jetstar, Dragonair, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD775
Brisbane to Gladstone Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD169
Brisbane to Mount Isa Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD409
Brisbane to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD725

Airlines Flying from Brisbane to Cairns (BNE to CNS)

Below are the different airlines that fly from Brisbane 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 Brisbane to Cairns.

Brisbane to Cairns
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar - X X X X X X X
Qantas - X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Brisbane to Cairns Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Brisbane to Cairns?
Answer: The average Brisbane to Cairns flight time is 2 hours and 21 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Brisbane and Cairns?
Answer: The distance from Brisbane to Cairns is 1392 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns?
Answer: There are 89 direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Brisbane to Cairns?
Answer: Virgin Australia provides 34% of the non-stop flights between Brisbane and Cairns.
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