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Flights from Brisbane to Cairns, Australia Last modified: 25/09/2016 12:49 AM

Brisbane to Cairns Last modified: 25/09/2016 12:49 AM

We've scanned 23,629,223,180 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Brisbane to Cairns. Virgin Australia & Jetstar frequently offer the best deals on Brisbane to Cairns flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Virgin Australia
BNECNS
Mon 9/01
nonstop
CNSBNE
Sun 22/01
nonstop
$235
Select
Jetstar
BNECNS
Mon 19/12
nonstop
CNSBNE
Tue 27/12
nonstop
$267
Select
Qantas
BNECNS
Fri 6/01
nonstop
CNSBNE
Tue 10/01
nonstop
$300
Select
Tigerair
BNECNS
Mon 19/12
nonstop
CNSBNE
Tue 27/12
nonstop
$306
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How Much is a Flight from Brisbane to Cairns?

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 $238.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Brisbane to Cairns?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Brisbane to Cairns?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Brisbane to Cairns.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $276 $437
7-14 days $276 $423
14-21 days $255 $415
21-30 days $239 $406
30-60 days $237 $373
60-90 days $237 $370
90+ days $235 $326

Cheapest Day To Fly from Brisbane to Cairns

We've examined 23,636,053,052 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Brisbane to Cairns is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$237 $237 $237 $237 $239 $237 $237

Compare Flight Prices from Brisbane to Cairns by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Brisbane to Cairns flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Brisbane Cairns Jetstar 29/09/16 19/10/16 0 $292
October Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 22/10/16 25/10/16 0 $239
November Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 24/11/16 28/11/16 0 $237
December Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 5/12/16 9/12/16 0 $237
January Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 9/01/17 22/01/17 0 $235
February Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 1/02/17 9/02/17 0 $237
March Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 12/03/17 18/03/17 0 $235
April Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 25/04/17 28/04/17 0 $269

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Brisbane to Cairns

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Brisbane to Cairns. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$347
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$347 $276
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$276 $280
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$280 $239
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$239 $239
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$239

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Brisbane to Cairns

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 $407.

The average price for direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns is $336.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Brisbane to Cairns - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Cathay 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 11:10 11:10
Jetstar 4 3 3 3 4 4 3 07:00 21:30
Qantas 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 07:00 19:00
Tigerair 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:35 12:35
Virgin Australia 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 07:00 19:50

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Brisbane to Cairns

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 not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Brisbane to Cairns is $310.

Brisbane to Cairns Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Brisbane to Cairns?
Answer: The average Brisbane to Cairns flight time is 2 hours and 27 minutes.
Question: How far is Cairns from Brisbane?
Answer: The distance from Brisbane to Cairns is 1,392 kilometers (865 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns?
Answer: There are 94 direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular Brisbane airlines for direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns?
Answer: Virgin Australia provides 32% of the non-stop flights between Brisbane and Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Brisbane to Cairns?
Answer: Sydney, AU

Airlines in Brisbane flying to Cairns Last modified: 25/09/2016 12:49 AMNumber of routes searched: 59Number of itineraries searched: 184,564

Wondering which airlines fly out of Brisbane to Cairns? We've gathered the average price of Brisbane airlines with flights to Cairns. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Brisbane to Cairns
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Niugini POM
Jetstar -
Qantas TSV
Jetstar MEL
Jetstar SYD
Qantas ROK
Qantas MKY
Jetstar DRW
Jetstar ADL
Qantas HTI
Qantas ASP

Brisbane to Cairns Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Brisbane and Cairns. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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