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Cheap Flights from Cairns to Brisbane, AU, Australia - CNS to BNE Last modified: 28/05/2016 6:58 AM

Popular flights from Cairns to Brisbane Last modified: 28/05/2016 6:58 AM

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
01/06/2016 01/06/2016 $275
01/08/2016 18/08/2016 $275
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
14/06/2016 19/06/2016 $365
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
14/06/2016 19/06/2016 $204
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
04/08/2016 06/08/2016 $262
07/08/2016 11/08/2016 $262
12/08/2016 19/08/2016 $262
14/08/2016 18/08/2016 $262
16/08/2016 18/08/2016 $262

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 $259.

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 $275 $428
7-14 days $277 $428
14-21 days $204 $423
21-30 days $280 $423
30-60 days $268 $394
60-90 days $262 $387
90+ days $236 $336

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
$268 $204 $275 $262 $262 $280 $262

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 31/05/16 3/06/16 0 $302
June Cairns Brisbane Tigerair 14/06/16 19/06/16 0 $204
July Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 22/07/16 27/07/16 0 $268
August Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 4/08/16 6/08/16 0 $262
September Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 25/09/16 1/10/16 0 $264
October Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 22/10/16 29/10/16 0 $254
November Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 30/11/16 3/12/16 0 $236
December Cairns Brisbane Jetstar 4/12/16 11/12/16 0 $282

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
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$302
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$302 $309
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$309 $280
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$280 $376
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$376 $358
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$358

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 $477.

The average price for non-stop flights from Cairns to Brisbane is $368.

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 4 2 3 2 4 4 3 06:00 14:40
Qantas 5 4 4 4 5 4 5 05:30 19:25
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 $178.

The average price for round trip flights from Cairns to Brisbane is $368.

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 92 direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Cairns to Brisbane?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 32% of the non-stop flights between Cairns and Brisbane.

Airlines Flying from Cairns to Brisbane (CNS to BNE) Number of flights searched: 34Last modified: 28/05/2016 6:59 AM

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, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $290
Cairns to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $640
Cairns to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $248
Cairns to Hervey Bay Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $671
Cairns to Bundaberg Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $532
Cairns to Gladstone Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $264
Cairns to Rockhampton Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $564
Cairns to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $478
Cairns to Mackay Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $434
Cairns to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $458
Cairns to Emerald Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $632
Cairns to Proserpine Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $444
Cairns to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $229
Cairns to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $588

Cheap International Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Cairns to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $618
Cairns to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $880

Cheap Domestic Flights to Brisbane - BNE

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $228
Townsville to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $347
Townsville to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $611
Townsville to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $301
Townsville to Hervey Bay Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $643
Townsville to Bundaberg Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Gladstone Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $708
Townsville to Rockhampton Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $471
Townsville to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $391
Townsville to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $459
Townsville to Mackay Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $560
Townsville to Emerald Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $505
Cheap Flights from Cairns to Brisbane, AU, Australia, from $147 Round trip from CNS to BNE