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Cheap Flights from Cairns to Melbourne, AU, Australia - CNS to MEL Last modified: 26/06/2016 12:58 PM

Popular flights from Cairns to Melbourne Last modified: 26/06/2016 12:58 PM

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.

Airnorth Regional
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
29/07/2016 01/08/2016 $705
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
14/07/2016 17/07/2016 $422
14/07/2016 21/07/2016 $422
20/07/2016 27/07/2016 $422
05/09/2016 12/09/2016 $422
04/10/2016 19/10/2016 $422
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
04/10/2016 19/10/2016 $624
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
19/10/2016 23/10/2016 $351

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Cairns to Melbourne (CNS to MEL)?

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 $410.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Cairns to Melbourne (CNS to MEL)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane 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 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 Melbourne

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $431 $459
7-14 days $543 $477
14-21 days $422 $453
21-30 days $422 $462
30-60 days $426 $378
60-90 days $412 $372
90+ days $334 $358

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cairns to Melbourne

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$404 $402 $416 $372 $402 $437 $431

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Cairns to Melbourne

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
June Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 29/06/16 5/07/16 0 $431
July Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 14/07/16 17/07/16 0 $422
August Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 25/08/16 12/09/16 1 $378
September Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 1/09/16 7/09/16 1 $372
October Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 19/10/16 23/10/16 0 $351
November Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 14/11/16 18/11/16 0 $334
December Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 6/12/16 14/12/16 1 $376
January Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 26/01/17 29/01/17 0 $400

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

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 Melbourne.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$443
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$443 $543
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$543 $422
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$422 $499
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$499 $531
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$531

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Cairns to Melbourne (CNS to MEL)

Your Cairns to Melbourne 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 Melbourne is $574.

The average price for non-stop flights from Cairns to Melbourne is $598.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Cairns to Melbourne
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 3 6 4 4 2 3 4 06:30 18:45
Qantas 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 13:15 16:30
Tigerair 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 10:55 22:10
Virgin Australia 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 13:00 16:25

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Cairns to Melbourne (CNS to MEL)

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 $284.

The average price for round trip flights from Cairns to Melbourne is $566.

Cairns to Melbourne Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Cairns to Melbourne?
Answer: The average Cairns to Melbourne flight time is 3 hours and 23 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Cairns and Melbourne?
Answer: The distance from Cairns to Melbourne is 2312 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Cairns to Melbourne?
Answer: There are 54 direct flights from Cairns to Melbourne.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Cairns to Melbourne?
Answer: Jetstar Airways provides 48% of the non-stop flights between Cairns and Melbourne.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Cairns to Melbourne?
Answer: Brisbane, AU

Airlines Flying from Cairns to Melbourne (CNS to MEL) Number of flights searched: 49Last modified: 26/06/2016 12:58 PM

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

Cairns to Melbourne
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
Qantas SYD X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia - X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia SYD X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Cairns and Melbourne, 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 Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $263
Cairns to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $457
Cairns to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $565
Cairns to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $609
Cairns to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $201
Cairns to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $554
Cairns to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $664
Cairns to Devonport Jetstar, Qantas Check Dates
Cairns to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $461
Cairns to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $277
Cairns to Port Macquarie Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Tamworth Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Alice Springs Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $1,123

Cheap International Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Cairns to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $672
Cairns to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $914
Cairns to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $778

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $367
Townsville to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $284
Townsville to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $422
Townsville to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $227
Townsville to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $716
Townsville to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $481
Townsville to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $537
Townsville to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $576
Townsville to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $539
Townsville to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $450
Townsville to Tamworth Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates

Cheap International Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $685
Cheap Flights from Cairns to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from $351 Round trip from CNS to MEL