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Cheap Flights from Cairns to Melbourne, AU, Australia - CNS to MEL Last modified: 24/07/2016 1:00 AM

Popular flights from Cairns to Melbourne Last modified: 24/07/2016 1:00 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.

Virgin Australia
CNSMEL
Wed 26/10
1 stop
MELCNS
Tue 15/11
1 stop
$374
Select
Virgin Australia
CNSMEL
Wed 2/11
1 stop
MELCNS
Mon 14/11
1 stop
$374
Select
Jetstar
CNSMEL
Fri 18/11
nonstop
MELCNS
Sun 20/11
nonstop
$393
Select
Airnorth
CNSMEL
Sun 4/09
1 stop
MELCNS
Thu 8/09
1 stop
$726
Select
Airnorth
CNSMEL
Fri 21/10
1 stop
MELCNS
Mon 24/10
1 stop
$726
Select
Qantas
CNSMEL
Thu 18/08
2 stops
MELCNS
Thu 25/08
2 stops
$734
Select
Qantas
CNSMEL
Fri 21/10
1 stop
MELCNS
Fri 28/10
1 stop
$734
Select

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 $421.

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 $429 $480
7-14 days $519 $455
14-21 days $456 $455
21-30 days $439 $455
30-60 days $429 $455
60-90 days $411 $411
90+ days $376 $374

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
$415 $411 $455 $411 $411 $411 $429

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
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$720
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$720 $567
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$567 $456
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$456 $476
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$476 $519
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$519

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 $578.

The average price for non-stop flights from Cairns to Melbourne is $561.

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 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10:55 16:10
Virgin Australia 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 13:00 16:25

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 52 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 50% 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

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 $302
Cairns to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $605
Cairns to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $427
Cairns to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $539
Cairns to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $573
Cairns to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $236
Cairns to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $539
Cairns to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Devonport Jetstar, Qantas Check Dates
Cairns to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $428
Cairns to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $286
Cairns to Port Macquarie Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $1,019
Cairns to Tamworth Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Alice Springs Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $830

Cheap International Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Cairns to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $499
Cairns to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $929
Cairns to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $655

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $381
Townsville to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $297
Townsville to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $613
Townsville to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $466
Townsville to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $255
Townsville to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $563
Townsville to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $499
Townsville to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $565
Townsville to Mildura Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $455
Townsville to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $504
Townsville to Tamworth Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Virgin Australia Check Dates

Cheap International Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $620
Cheap Flights from Cairns to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from $374 Round trip from CNS to MEL