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Cheap Flights from Cairns to Melbourne, AU, Australia - CNS to MEL Last modified: 01/06/2016 12:55 AM

Popular flights from Cairns to Melbourne Last modified: 01/06/2016 12:55 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
27/08/2016 11/09/2016 $308
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
27/08/2016 11/09/2016 $555
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
27/08/2016 11/09/2016 $263
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
04/08/2016 08/08/2016 $410

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 $377.

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 $365 $431
7-14 days $369 $427
14-21 days $384 $437
21-30 days $419 $453
30-60 days $435 $468
60-90 days $263 $339
90+ days $288 $334

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
$423 $384 $369 $365 $410 $263 $419

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 2/06/16 5/06/16 0 $365
July Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 18/07/16 23/07/16 0 $435
August Cairns Melbourne Tigerair 27/08/16 11/09/16 0 $263
September Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 1/09/16 4/09/16 0 $459
October Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 20/10/16 27/10/16 1 $388
November Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 11/11/16 22/11/16 0 $288
December Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 24/12/16 28/12/16 1 $424
January Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 7/01/17 22/01/17 0 $410

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
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$365
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$365 $430
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$430
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$786
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$786 $557
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$557

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 $543.

The average price for non-stop flights from Cairns to Melbourne is $553.

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 5 5 5 5 3 3 5 06:30 21:00
Qantas 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 13:15 16:30
Tigerair 3 1 1 2 1 3 1 01:55 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 $236.

The average price for round trip flights from Cairns to Melbourne is $524.

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 24 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 59 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 52% 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: 01/06/2016 12:55 AM

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 BNE 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 $329
Cairns to Albury Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $424
Cairns to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $580
Cairns to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $623
Cairns to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $213
Cairns to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $544
Cairns to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Devonport Jetstar, Qantas Check Dates
Cairns to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $475
Cairns to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $282
Cairns to Port Macquarie Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $565
Cairns to Tamworth Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $590
Cairns to Alice Springs Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $983

Cheap International Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Cairns to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $664
Cairns to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $1,092
Cairns to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Scoot, Virgin Australia $673

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $390
Townsville to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $282
Townsville to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $501
Townsville to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $221
Townsville to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $497
Townsville to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $620
Townsville to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $477
Townsville to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $514
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 $627
Cheap Flights from Cairns to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from $190 Round trip from CNS to MEL