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Flights from Cairns to Melbourne, Australia Last modified: 29/09/2016 1:04 AM

Cairns to Melbourne Last modified: 29/09/2016 1:04 AM

We've scanned 25,716,102,982 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Cairns to Melbourne. Jetstar & Tigerair 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
Wed 7/12
nonstop
MELCNS
Wed 14/12
nonstop
$255
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Tigerair
CNSMEL
Wed 7/12
nonstop
MELCNS
Wed 14/12
nonstop
$276
Select
Virgin Australia
CNSMEL
Wed 7/12
1 stop
MELCNS
Wed 14/12
1 stop
$379
Select
Virgin Australia
CNSMEL
Thu 12/01
1 stop
MELCNS
Wed 18/01
1 stop
$379
Select
Qantas
CNSMEL
Wed 7/12
nonstop
MELCNS
Wed 14/12
nonstop
$433
Select
Airnorth
CNSMEL
Sun 16/10
1 stop
MELCNS
Mon 17/10
1 stop
$498
Select
Airnorth
CNSMEL
Sun 23/10
1 stop
MELCNS
Sat 29/10
1 stop
$498
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Airnorth
CNSMEL
Tue 25/10
1 stop
MELCNS
Mon 31/10
1 stop
$498
Select
Airnorth
CNSMEL
Tue 25/10
1 stop
MELCNS
Sat 29/10
1 stop
$498
Select
Airnorth
CNSMEL
Fri 28/10
1 stop
MELCNS
Mon 31/10
1 stop
$498
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How Much is a Flight from Cairns to Melbourne?

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 $371.

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?

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 $599 $686
7-14 days $437 $449
14-21 days $582 $427
21-30 days $423 $407
30-60 days $371 $407
60-90 days $255 $379
90+ days $371 $379

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cairns to Melbourne

We've examined 25,724,431,429 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 Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$371 $371 $255 $371 $409 $407 $407

Compare Flight Prices from Cairns to Melbourne 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 Melbourne flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 30/09/16 3/10/16 1 $794
October Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 29/10/16 31/10/16 1 $407
November Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 21/11/16 22/11/16 0 $371
December Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 7/12/16 14/12/16 0 $255
January Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 18/01/17 26/01/17 0 $371
February Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 16/02/17 19/02/17 0 $371
March Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 23/03/17 26/03/17 0 $373
April Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 13/04/17 19/04/17 0 $384

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cairns to Melbourne

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
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$478
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$478 $427
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$427
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$407
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$407 $468
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
$468

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cairns to Melbourne

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 $466.

The average price for direct flights from Cairns to Melbourne is $342.

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 4 5 4 4 2 3 4 06:30 17:45
Qantas 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 12:30 16:30
Tigerair 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 00:55 21:10
Virgin Australia 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 12:00 15:25

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cairns to Melbourne

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 $263.

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

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 24 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 54 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 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: Sydney, AU

Airlines in Cairns flying to Melbourne Last modified: 29/09/2016 1:04 AMNumber of routes searched: 74Number of itineraries searched: 470,905

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 -
Jetstar BNE
Jetstar SYD
Jetstar OOL
Jetstar PER
Qantas HTI
Qantas ASP
Qantas WTB
Air New Zealand AKL

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 Domestic Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Cairns to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $283
Flights from Cairns to AlburyCheck Dates
Flights from Cairns to Adelaide Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $459
Flights from Cairns to Canberra Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $536
Flights from Cairns to Launceston Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia $543
Flights from Cairns to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $234
Flights from Cairns to Hobart Jetstar, Virgin Australia $536
Flights from Cairns to MilduraCheck Dates
Flights from Cairns to DevonportCheck Dates
Flights from Cairns to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $457
Flights from Cairns to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $282
Flights from Cairns to Port Macquarie Virgin Australia $528
Flights from Cairns to Tamworth Virgin Australia $466
Flights from Cairns to Alice Springs Qantas $1,111

Cheap International Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Cairns to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $699
Flights from Cairns to Bangkok Cathay, Hong Kong, JAL, Jetstar, Singapore, Virgin Australia $762
Flights from Cairns to Singapore Jetstar, SilkAir, Niugini, Singapore, Virgin Australia $757

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Townsville to Melbourne Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $379
Flights from Townsville to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $299
Flights from Townsville to Albury Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Flights from Townsville to Canberra Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $523
Flights from Townsville to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $279
Flights from Townsville to Launceston Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $630
Flights from Townsville to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $547
Flights from Townsville to Hobart Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $622
Flights from Townsville to MilduraCheck Dates
Flights from Townsville to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $544
Flights from Townsville to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $528
Flights from Townsville to Tamworth Qantas, Virgin Australia $470

Cheap International Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Townsville to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $672
Cheap Flights from Cairns to Melbourne