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Flights from Cairns to Sydney, Australia Last modified: 27/09/2016 1:05 AM

Cairns to Sydney Last modified: 27/09/2016 1:05 AM

We've scanned 23,126,175,300 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Cairns to Sydney. Virgin Australia & Jetstar frequently offer the best deals on Cairns to Sydney flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Virgin Australia
CNSSYD
Sun 22/01
nonstop
SYDCNS
Tue 31/01
nonstop
$267
Select
Jetstar
CNSSYD
Wed 12/10
nonstop
SYDCNS
Wed 19/10
nonstop
$354
Select
Qantas
CNSSYD
Thu 10/11
1 stop
SYDCNS
Sat 12/11
1 stop
$548
Select
Qantas
CNSSYD
Thu 17/11
1 stop
SYDCNS
Thu 24/11
1 stop
$548
Select

How Much is a Flight from Cairns to Sydney?

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 $322.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Cairns to Sydney?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Cairns to Sydney?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Cairns to Sydney.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $544 $515
7-14 days $383 $386
14-21 days $354 $371
21-30 days $352 $338
30-60 days $325 $323
60-90 days $302 $305
90+ days $264 $287

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cairns to Sydney

We've examined 23,133,250,742 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Cairns to Sydney is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$302 $325 $309 $323 $331 $302 $356

Compare Flight Prices from Cairns to Sydney by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Cairns to Sydney flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 29/09/16 8/10/16 1 $547
October Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 26/10/16 29/10/16 1 $338
November Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 30/11/16 2/12/16 1 $309
December Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 5/12/16 8/12/16 0 $302
January Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 22/01/17 31/01/17 0 $267
February Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 3/02/17 9/02/17 0 $267
March Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 17/03/17 22/03/17 0 $339
April Cairns Sydney Virgin Australia 30/04/17 4/05/17 1 $340

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cairns to Sydney

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Cairns to Sydney. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$590
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$590 $410
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$410 $372
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$372 $372
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$372 $372
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
$372

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cairns to Sydney

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 $428.

The average price for direct flights from Cairns to Sydney is $421.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Cairns to Sydney - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 07:10 18:25
Qantas 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 11:45 16:55
Tigerair 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 10:05 15:55
Virgin Australia 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 05:10 17:05

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cairns to Sydney

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 $264.

The average price for round trip flights from Cairns to Sydney is $409.

Cairns to Sydney Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Cairns to Sydney?
Answer: The average Cairns to Sydney flight time is 2 hours and 55 minutes.
Question: How far is Sydney from Cairns?
Answer: The distance from Cairns to Sydney is 1,971 kilometers (1,225 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Cairns to Sydney?
Answer: There are 77 direct flights from Cairns to Sydney.
Question: What are the most popular Cairns airlines for direct flights from Cairns to Sydney?
Answer: Jetstar Airways provides 36% 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

Airlines in Cairns flying to Sydney Last modified: 27/09/2016 1:06 AMNumber of routes searched: 73Number of itineraries searched: 729,034

Wondering which airlines fly out of Cairns to Sydney? We've gathered the average price of Cairns airlines with flights to Sydney. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Cairns to Sydney
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar -
Jetstar BNE
Jetstar OOL
Jetstar MEL
Jetstar ADL
Qantas ASP
Niugini POM
Qantas HTI
Qantas WTB
Air New Zealand AKL

Cairns to Sydney Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Cairns and Sydney. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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