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Cheap Flights from Cairns to Sydney, AU, Australia - CNS to SYD

Popular flights from Cairns to Sydney

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
Jun 23, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 AUD352
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 8, 2016 AUD571
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 27, 2016 May 30, 2016 AUD299

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Cairns to Sydney (CNS to SYD)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cairns to Sydney, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AUD314.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Cairns to Sydney (CNS to SYD)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from Cairns to Sydney 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 Sydney

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days AUD337 AUD399
7-14 days AUD318 AUD389
14-21 days AUD301 AUD371
21-30 days AUD299 AUD344
30-60 days AUD317 AUD344
60-90 days AUD348 AUD343
90+ days AUD299 AUD343

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cairns to Sydney

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AUD317 AUD301 AUD335 AUD335 AUD299 AUD301 AUD318

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Cairns to Sydney

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 5/27/16 5/30/16 0 AUD299
June Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 6/1/16 6/6/16 0 AUD335
July Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 7/3/16 7/16/16 1 AUD343
August Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 8/29/16 9/14/16 0 AUD299
September Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 9/1/16 9/8/16 0 AUD299
October Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 10/12/16 10/15/16 0 AUD299
November Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 11/17/16 11/24/16 0 AUD299
December Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 12/17/16 12/31/16 0 AUD330

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

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 Sydney.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
AUD318
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
AUD318 AUD301
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
AUD301 AUD299
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
AUD299 AUD335
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
AUD335

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Cairns to Sydney (CNS to SYD)

Your Cairns to Sydney 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 Sydney is AUD469.

The average price for non-stop flights from Cairns to Sydney is AUD457.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Cairns to Sydney
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 4 2 2 3 4 3 3 07:10 19:25
Qantas 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 13:00 16:25
Tigerair 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 11:05 15:40
Virgin Australia 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 06:00 18:00

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Cairns to Sydney (CNS to SYD)

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 Sydney. 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 Sydney is AUD185.

The average price for round trip flights from Cairns to Sydney is AUD444.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD295
Cairns to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD461
Townsville to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD480
Cairns to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD537
Townsville to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD462
Cairns to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD371
Cairns to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD235
Townsville to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD355
Townsville to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD216
Cairns to Port Macquarie Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD517
Cairns to Dubbo Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Port Macquarie Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Tamworth Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD480
Townsville to Tamworth Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD521
Cairns to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD287
Townsville to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Coffs Harbour Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD565
Cairns to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD522
Townsville to Coffs Harbour Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD588
Townsville to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Armidale Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD1,611
Townsville to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD510
Cairns to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD408
Cairns to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD563
Cairns to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD693
Cairns to Ballina Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD572
Townsville to Ballina Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD509
Cairns to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD500
Cairns to Hervey Bay Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD628

Airlines Flying from Cairns to Sydney (CNS to SYD)

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

Cairns to Sydney
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 MEL 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 Sydney, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cairns to Sydney Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Cairns to Sydney?
Answer: The average Cairns to Sydney flight time is 2 hours and 55 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Cairns and Sydney?
Answer: The distance from Cairns to Sydney is 1971 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Cairns to Sydney?
Answer: There are 64 direct flights from Cairns to Sydney.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Cairns to Sydney?
Answer: Jetstar Airways provides 32% of the non-stop flights between Cairns and Sydney.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Cairns to Sydney?
Answer: Brisbane, AU
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