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Flights from Cairns to Melbourne, Australia Last modified: Dec 2, 2016 1:11 -05:00

Cairns to Melbourne Last modified: Dec 2, 2016 1:11 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 28,425,658,413 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Cairns to Melbourne. Jetstar & Virgin Australia frequently offer the best deals on Cairns to Melbourne flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Jetstar
CNSMEL
Fri 9/12
nonstop
MELCNS
Sun 11/12
nonstop
$373
Virgin Australia
CNSMEL
Fri 10/02
nonstop
MELCNS
Sun 19/02
nonstop
$380
Airnorth
CNSMEL
Fri 24/03
1 stop
MELCNS
Mon 27/03
1 stop
$501
Qantas
CNSMEL
Wed 4/01
1 stop
MELCNS
Wed 11/01
1 stop
$615

How Much is a Flight from Cairns to Melbourne? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cairns to Melbourne, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $374.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Cairns to Melbourne?

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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $527 $453
7-14 days $373 $438
14-21 days $411 $453
21-30 days $373 $442
30-60 days $373 $414
60-90 days $374 $400
90+ days $266 $373

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cairns to Melbourne Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 28,433,322,629 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Cairns to Melbourne is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$373 $373 $373 $374 $373 $374 $373

Compare Flight Prices from Cairns to Melbourne by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Melbourne flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
December Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 9/12/16 11/12/16 0 $373
January Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 1/01/17 6/01/17 0 $373
February Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 2/02/17 5/02/17 0 $374
March Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 24/03/17 27/03/17 0 $373
April Cairns Melbourne Tigerair 29/04/17 14/05/17 0 $266
May Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 13/05/17 31/05/17 0 $360
June Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 1/06/17 14/06/17 0 $374
July Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 21/07/17 30/07/17 1 $500

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cairns to Melbourne Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$373
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$373 $411
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$411 $527
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
$527 $465
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$465 $472
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$472

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cairns to Melbourne Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Melbourne is $431.

The average price for direct flights from Cairns to Melbourne is $410.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Cairns to Melbourne - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 3 5 4 4 3 5 3 06:10 19:20
Qantas 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 12:00 16:30
Tigerair 2 1 2 2 1 3 1 00:55 21:10
Virgin Australia 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 12:00 15:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cairns to Melbourne Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Melbourne. 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 Melbourne is $258.

The average price for round trip flights from Cairns to Melbourne is $392.

Cairns to Melbourne Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Cairns to Melbourne?
Answer: The average Cairns to Melbourne flight time is 3 hours and 21 minutes.
Question: How far is Melbourne from Cairns?
Answer: The distance from Cairns to Melbourne is 2,312 kilometers (1,437 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Cairns to Melbourne?
Answer: There are 57 direct flights from Cairns to Melbourne.
Question: What are the most popular Cairns airlines for direct flights from Cairns to Melbourne?
Answer: Jetstar Airways provides 47% of the non-stop flights between Cairns and Melbourne.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Cairns to Melbourne?
Answer: Sydney, AU

Airlines in Cairns flying to Melbourne Last modified: Dec 2, 2016 1:11 -05:00Number of routes searched: 72Number of itineraries searched: 394,563

Wondering which airlines fly out of Cairns to Melbourne? We've gathered the average price of Cairns airlines with flights to Melbourne. 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 Melbourne
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar -
Qantas -
Tigerair -
Virgin Australia -
Jetstar ADL
Jetstar OOL
Jetstar SYD
Jetstar BNE
Qantas ASP
Qantas BNE
Qantas DRW
Qantas HTI
Airnorth WTB
Tigerair BNE
Tigerair SYD
Virgin Australia AKL
Virgin Australia BNE
Virgin Australia SYD

Cairns to Melbourne Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Cairns and Melbourne. 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 International Flights from Cairns - CNS Last modified: Dec 2, 2016 1:11 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Cheap International Flights to Melbourne - MEL Last modified: Dec 2, 2016 1:11 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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