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Cheap Flights from Cairns to Melbourne, AU, Australia - CNS to MEL Last modified: 24/08/2016 12:52 AM

Popular flights from Cairns to Melbourne Last modified: 24/08/2016 12:52 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 12/10
1 stop
MELCNS
Sun 16/10
1 stop
$344
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Virgin Australia
CNSMEL
Thu 13/10
1 stop
MELCNS
Sun 16/10
1 stop
$344
Select
Virgin Australia
CNSMEL
Thu 13/10
nonstop
MELCNS
Sun 16/10
nonstop
$344
Select
Virgin Australia
CNSMEL
Thu 10/11
1 stop
MELCNS
Tue 15/11
1 stop
$344
Select
Virgin Australia
CNSMEL
Thu 10/11
nonstop
MELCNS
Tue 15/11
nonstop
$344
Select
Jetstar
CNSMEL
Thu 10/11
nonstop
MELCNS
Tue 15/11
nonstop
$373
Select
Jetstar
CNSMEL
Fri 11/11
nonstop
MELCNS
Sun 13/11
nonstop
$373
Select
Jetstar
CNSMEL
Mon 21/11
nonstop
MELCNS
Thu 1/12
nonstop
$373
Select
Jetstar
CNSMEL
Mon 28/11
nonstop
MELCNS
Wed 14/12
nonstop
$373
Select
Airnorth
CNSMEL
Fri 16/12
1 stop
MELCNS
Mon 19/12
1 stop
$727
Select
Qantas
CNSMEL
Sat 22/10
nonstop
MELCNS
Tue 25/10
nonstop
$774
Select
Qantas
CNSMEL
Sun 20/11
nonstop
MELCNS
Sat 26/11
nonstop
$774
Select
Qantas
CNSMEL
Wed 14/12
nonstop
MELCNS
Mon 19/12
nonstop
$774
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 $354.

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 $568 $454
7-14 days $428 $454
14-21 days $468 $484
21-30 days $497 $454
30-60 days $344 $344
60-90 days $344 $344
90+ days $344 $319

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
$344 $378 $344 $344 $344 $378 $344

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
August Cairns Melbourne Jetstar 31/08/16 7/09/16 0 $428
September Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 22/09/16 29/09/16 1 $454
October Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 12/10/16 16/10/16 1 $344
November Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 10/11/16 15/11/16 0 $344
December Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 2/12/16 3/12/16 0 $344
January Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 30/01/17 18/02/17 1 $369
February Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 9/02/17 14/02/17 1 $319
March Cairns Melbourne Virgin Australia 20/03/17 27/03/17 1 $350

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
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$707
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$707
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$769
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$769 $497
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$497 $530
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$530

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 $715.

The average price for non-stop flights from Cairns to Melbourne is $496.

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 4 3 3 4 06:30 21:00
Qantas 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 13:15 16:30
Tigerair 3 2 1 2 1 2 1 01:55 22:10
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 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 49% 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: 24/08/2016 12:52 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 BNE 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, Air New Zealand, Niugini, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $239
Cairns to Albury Qantas, Virgin Australia $567
Cairns to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $425
Cairns to Canberra Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $538
Cairns to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $538
Cairns to Brisbane Jetstar, Niugini, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $201
Cairns to Hobart Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $527
Cairns to Mildura Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Devonport Qantas Check Dates
Cairns to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $374
Cairns to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $285
Cairns to Port Macquarie Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Tamworth Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Alice Springs Qantas, Airnorth, Virgin Australia $1,036

Cheap International Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Cairns to Auckland Cathay, Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $551
Cairns to Bangkok Cathay, China Southern, Hong Kong, JAL, Jetstar, China Eastern, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Virgin Australia $930
Cairns to Singapore Cathay, China Southern, JAL, Jetstar, SilkAir, Philippine, Niugini, Qantas, Singapore, Virgin Australia $808

Cheap Domestic Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Melbourne Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $378
Townsville to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $297
Townsville to Albury Qantas, Virgin Australia $631
Townsville to Canberra Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $458
Townsville to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $256
Townsville to Launceston Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $605
Townsville to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $522
Townsville to Hobart Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $550
Townsville to Mildura$863
Townsville to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $495
Townsville to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $567
Townsville to Tamworth Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates

Cheap International Flights to Melbourne - MEL

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $589
Cheap Flights from Cairns to Melbourne, AU, Australia, from $344 Round trip from CNS to MEL