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

Popular flights from Brisbane 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.

Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
16/06/2016 21/06/2016 $171
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
30/08/2016 07/09/2016 $305
01/09/2016 04/09/2016 $305
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
16/06/2016 21/06/2016 $137
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
06/07/2016 15/07/2016 $235
02/08/2016 11/08/2016 $235
19/08/2016 21/08/2016 $235
19/08/2016 22/08/2016 $235

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 $226.

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 $201 $401
7-14 days $259 $380
14-21 days $254 $377
21-30 days $245 $377
30-60 days $137 $377
60-90 days $235 $350
90+ days $139 $347

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
$201 $235 $235 $137 $257 $239 $275

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
May Brisbane Cairns Tigerair 9/05/16 16/05/16 0 $201
June Brisbane Cairns Tigerair 16/06/16 21/06/16 0 $137
July Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 6/07/16 15/07/16 0 $235
August Brisbane Cairns Tigerair 30/08/16 7/09/16 0 $139
September Brisbane Cairns Tigerair 1/09/16 4/09/16 0 $139
October Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 8/10/16 17/10/16 0 $235
November Brisbane Cairns Tigerair 4/11/16 11/11/16 0 $181
December Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 1/12/16 8/12/16 0 $249

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
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$257
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$257 $282
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$282 $257
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$257 $275
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$275 $278
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$278

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 $476.

The average price for non-stop flights from Brisbane to Cairns is $346.

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 11:10 11:10
Jetstar 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 07:00 21:30
Qantas 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 07:00 19:15
Tigerair 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:35 12:35
Virgin Australia 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 07:00 18:10

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 $238.

The average price for round trip flights from Brisbane to Cairns is $346.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Gold Coast to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $213
Sunshine Coast to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $594
Bundaberg to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $452
Hervey Bay to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $636
Ballina to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $625
Brisbane to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $221
Brisbane to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,454
Brisbane to Proserpine Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $181
Brisbane to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $215
Gold Coast to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $557
Brisbane to Mackay Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $199
Brisbane to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $90
Brisbane to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia $932
Brisbane to Port Moresby Jetstar, Niugini, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $450
Sunshine Coast to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $610
Brisbane to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $851
Hervey Bay to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $578
Bundaberg to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $497
Brisbane to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Emirates, Etihad, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $625
Brisbane to Emerald Qantas, Virgin Australia $235
Brisbane to Rockhampton Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $191
Brisbane to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $150
Gold Coast to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $75
Gold Coast to Proserpine Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $590
Brisbane to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $706
Gold Coast to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $530
Brisbane to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $772
Brisbane to Gladstone Qantas, Virgin Australia $165
Brisbane to Mount Isa Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $488
Brisbane to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia $692

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 27 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 33% of the non-stop flights between Brisbane and Cairns.
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