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Cheap Flights from Cairns to Sydney, AU, Australia - CNS to SYD Last modified: 29/05/2016 6:55 PM

Popular flights from Cairns to Sydney Last modified: 29/05/2016 6:55 PM

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
04/08/2016 08/08/2016 $283
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
04/08/2016 08/08/2016 $403
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
04/08/2016 08/08/2016 $269
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
30/08/2016 07/09/2016 $305

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 $344.

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 $339 $339
7-14 days $362 $382
14-21 days $426 $426
21-30 days $355 $383
30-60 days $376 $364
60-90 days $269 $335
90+ days $183 $305

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
$355 $355 $350 $269 $339 $362 $371

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 31/05/16 6/06/16 0 $393
June Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 3/06/16 5/06/16 0 $339
July Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 27/07/16 3/08/16 1 $365
August Cairns Sydney Tigerair 4/08/16 8/08/16 0 $269
September Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 9/09/16 11/09/16 0 $333
October Cairns Sydney Tigerair 14/10/16 16/10/16 0 $183
November Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 26/11/16 27/11/16 1 $307
December Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 7/12/16 12/12/16 0 $323

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
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$339
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$339 $362
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$362 $426
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$426 $382
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$382 $450
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$450

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 $467.

The average price for non-stop flights from Cairns to Sydney is $464.

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 5 5 4 4 6 4 07:10 19:25
Qantas 3 2 2 2 4 3 3 06:15 16:25
Tigerair 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 11:05 15:40
Virgin Australia 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 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 $181.

The average price for round trip flights from Cairns to Sydney is $456.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $325
Cairns to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $510
Townsville to Newcastle Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $464
Cairns to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $554
Townsville to Canberra Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $419
Cairns to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $422
Cairns to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $237
Townsville to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $351
Townsville to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $209
Cairns to Port Macquarie Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
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, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Townsville to Tamworth Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $280
Townsville to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $1,257
Cairns to Coffs Harbour Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $712
Cairns to Wagga Wagga Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $1,311
Cairns to Albury Qantas, Virgin Australia $632
Townsville to Coffs Harbour Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $703
Townsville to Albury Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $938
Townsville to Armidale Jetstar, Qantas Check Dates
Townsville to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $546
Cairns to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $444
Cairns to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $600
Cairns to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $570
Cairns to Ballina Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $578
Townsville to Ballina Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Cairns to Launceston Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $577
Cairns to Hervey Bay Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $536

Airlines Flying from Cairns to Sydney (CNS to SYD) Number of flights searched: 42Last modified: 29/05/2016 6:55 PM

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 82 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 39% 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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