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

Popular flights from Cairns to Brisbane

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
May 6, 2016 May 8, 2016 AUD275
May 9, 2016 May 16, 2016 AUD275
May 12, 2016 May 16, 2016 AUD275
May 12, 2016 May 17, 2016 AUD275
May 13, 2016 May 15, 2016 AUD275
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 25, 2016 Jul 2, 2016 AUD339
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 25, 2016 Jul 2, 2016 AUD241
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 25, 2016 Sep 2, 2016 AUD235

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

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cairns to Brisbane, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AUD246.

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

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days AUD253 AUD374
7-14 days AUD253 AUD373
14-21 days AUD236 AUD373
21-30 days AUD253 AUD373
30-60 days AUD241 AUD391
60-90 days AUD236 AUD345
90+ days AUD235 AUD345

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cairns to Brisbane

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AUD236 AUD253 AUD253 AUD236 AUD253 AUD241 AUD253

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Cairns to Brisbane

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 5/19/16 5/21/16 0 AUD236
June Cairns Brisbane Tigerair 6/25/16 7/2/16 0 AUD241
July Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 7/14/16 7/15/16 0 AUD236
August Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 8/25/16 9/2/16 0 AUD235
September Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 9/2/16 9/10/16 0 AUD236
October Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 10/19/16 10/27/16 0 AUD236
November Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 11/3/16 11/4/16 0 AUD236
December Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 12/19/16 12/29/16 0 AUD253

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

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 Cairns to Brisbane.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
AUD254
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
AUD254 AUD253
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
AUD253 AUD253
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
AUD253 AUD253
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
AUD253 AUD253
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
AUD253

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

Your Cairns to Brisbane 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 Cairns to Brisbane is AUD502.

The average price for non-stop flights from Cairns to Brisbane is AUD346.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Cairns to Brisbane
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Cathay 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 07:45 07:45
Jetstar 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 06:00 14:40
Qantas 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 05:30 19:10
Tigerair 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15:30 17:05
Virgin Australia 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 05:50 19:55

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Cairns to Brisbane (CNS to BNE)

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 Cairns to Brisbane. 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 Cairns to Brisbane is AUD173.

The average price for round trip flights from Cairns to Brisbane is AUD346.

Cairns to Brisbane Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Cairns to Brisbane?
Answer: The average Cairns to Brisbane flight time is 2 hours and 8 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Cairns and Brisbane?
Answer: The distance from Cairns to Brisbane is 1392 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane?
Answer: There are 89 direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Cairns to Brisbane?
Answer: Virgin Australia provides 33% of the non-stop flights between Cairns and Brisbane.

Airlines Flying from Cairns to Brisbane (CNS to BNE)

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

Cairns to Brisbane
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 Cairns and Brisbane, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Cairns to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD287
Cairns to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD558
Cairns to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD300
Cairns to Hervey Bay Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD727
Cairns to Bundaberg Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD448
Cairns to Gladstone Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD425
Cairns to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD373
Cairns to Rockhampton Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD462
Cairns to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD450
Cairns to Mackay Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD486
Cairns to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD457
Cairns to Emerald Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Proserpine Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD511
Cairns to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD227
Cairns to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD492

Cheap International Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Cairns to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD640
Cairns to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia AUD1,059

Cheap Domestic Flights to Brisbane - BNE

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD218
Townsville to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD498
Townsville to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD290
Townsville to Hervey Bay Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Bundaberg Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD507
Townsville to Gladstone Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD482
Townsville to Rockhampton Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD428
Townsville to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD357
Townsville to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD429
Townsville to Mackay Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD239
Townsville to Emerald Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD465
Cheap Flights from Cairns to Brisbane, AU, Australia, from AUD178 Round trip from CNS to BNE