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Flights from Cairns to Brisbane, Australia Last modified: 27/09/2016 1:05 AM

Cairns to Brisbane Last modified: 27/09/2016 1:05 AM

We've scanned 23,126,175,300 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Cairns to Brisbane. Tigerair & Jetstar frequently offer the best deals on Cairns to Brisbane flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Tigerair
CNSBNE
Sat 26/11
nonstop
BNECNS
Mon 28/11
nonstop
$187
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Jetstar
CNSBNE
Sat 26/11
nonstop
BNECNS
Mon 28/11
nonstop
$237
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Virgin Australia
CNSBNE
Sat 26/11
nonstop
BNECNS
Mon 28/11
nonstop
$237
Select
Virgin Australia
CNSBNE
Fri 2/12
nonstop
BNECNS
Mon 5/12
nonstop
$237
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Virgin Australia
CNSBNE
Tue 17/01
nonstop
BNECNS
Tue 24/01
nonstop
$237
Select
Qantas
CNSBNE
Sat 26/11
nonstop
BNECNS
Mon 28/11
nonstop
$281
Select

How Much is a Flight from Cairns to Brisbane?

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 $235.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Cairns to Brisbane?

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 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 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 Cairns to Brisbane?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $381 $723
7-14 days $276 $456
14-21 days $276 $397
21-30 days $239 $421
30-60 days $187 $340
60-90 days $187 $340
90+ days $211 $316

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cairns to Brisbane

We've examined 23,133,250,742 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Cairns to Brisbane is Saturday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$239 $239 $239 $239 $237 $187 $259

Compare Flight Prices from Cairns to Brisbane 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 Cairns to Brisbane flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Cairns Brisbane Jetstar 28/09/16 1/10/16 0 $381
October Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 26/10/16 29/10/16 0 $239
November Cairns Brisbane Tigerair 26/11/16 28/11/16 0 $187
December Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 2/12/16 5/12/16 0 $237
January Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 17/01/17 24/01/17 0 $237
February Cairns Brisbane Tigerair 1/02/17 10/02/17 0 $211
March Cairns Brisbane Virgin Australia 12/03/17 18/03/17 0 $237
April Cairns Brisbane Jetstar 6/04/17 8/04/17 0 $304

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cairns to Brisbane

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Cairns to Brisbane. 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
$463
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$463 $351
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$351 $300
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$300 $280
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$280 $239
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$239

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cairns to Brisbane

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 Cairns to Brisbane is $460.

The average price for direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane is $351.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Cairns to Brisbane - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Cathay 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 07:45 07:45
Jetstar 4 3 3 3 4 4 3 06:00 14:40
Qantas 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 05:30 17:10
Tigerair 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15:30 17:05
Virgin Australia 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 05:50 19:15

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cairns to Brisbane

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 not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Cairns to Brisbane is $351.

Cairns to Brisbane Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Cairns to Brisbane?
Answer: The average Cairns to Brisbane flight time is 2 hours and 8 minutes.
Question: How far is Brisbane from Cairns?
Answer: The distance from Cairns to Brisbane is 1,392 kilometers (865 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane?
Answer: There are 94 direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane.
Question: What are the most popular Cairns airlines for direct flights from Cairns to Brisbane?
Answer: Virgin Australia provides 32% of the non-stop flights between Cairns and Brisbane.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Cairns to Brisbane?
Answer: Sydney, AU

Airlines in Cairns flying to Brisbane Last modified: 27/09/2016 1:05 AMNumber of routes searched: 66Number of itineraries searched: 192,866

Wondering which airlines fly out of Cairns to Brisbane? We've gathered the average price of Cairns airlines with flights to Brisbane. 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.

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

Cairns to Brisbane Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Cairns and Brisbane. 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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Cheap Domestic Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $285
Flights from Cairns to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Virgin Australia $562
Flights from Cairns to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $267
Flights from Cairns to Hervey Bay Virgin Australia $682
Flights from Cairns to Bundaberg Virgin Australia $691
Flights from Cairns to Gladstone Virgin Australia $449
Flights from Cairns to Melbourne Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $373
Flights from Cairns to Rockhampton Qantas, Virgin Australia $502
Flights from Cairns to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $400
Flights from Cairns to Mackay Qantas $1,031
Flights from Cairns to Hamilton Island Qantas $880
Flights from Cairns to EmeraldCheck Dates
Flights from Cairns to Proserpine Jetstar, Virgin Australia $449
Flights from Cairns to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $232
Flights from Cairns to Canberra Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $519

Cheap International Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Cairns to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $688
Flights from Cairns to Bangkok Cathay, Hong Kong, JAL, Jetstar, Singapore, Virgin Australia $684

Cheap Domestic Flights to Brisbane - BNE

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $245
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $527
Flights from Townsville to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Virgin Australia $624
Flights from Townsville to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $259
Flights from Townsville to Hervey Bay Qantas $1,484
Flights from Townsville to Bundaberg Qantas, Virgin Australia $667
Flights from Townsville to Gladstone Qantas, Virgin Australia $632
Flights from Townsville to Rockhampton Qantas, Virgin Australia $472
Flights from Townsville to Melbourne Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $392
Flights from Townsville to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $501
Flights from Townsville to Mackay Qantas, Virgin Australia $619
Flights from Townsville to EmeraldCheck Dates
Flights from Townsville to Canberra Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $501
Cheap Flights from Cairns to Brisbane