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Cheap Flights from Cairns to Townsville, AU, Australia - CNS to TSV

Popular flights from Cairns to Townsville

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
May 30, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 AUD549
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 30, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 AUD662
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 23, 2016 AUD662
Aug 23, 2016 Aug 24, 2016 AUD662
Regional Express
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 3, 2016 May 6, 2016 AUD225
Jun 1, 2016 Jun 12, 2016 AUD225
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 AUD225
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 7, 2016 May 12, 2016 AUD463

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Cairns to Townsville (CNS to TSV)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cairns to Townsville, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AUD319.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Cairns to Townsville (CNS to TSV)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days AUD225 AUD463
7-14 days AUD0 AUD0
14-21 days AUD0 AUD0
21-30 days AUD227 AUD504
30-60 days AUD225 AUD553
60-90 days AUD248 AUD612
90+ days AUD227 AUD496

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Cairns to Townsville (CNS to TSV)

Your Cairns to Townsville 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 Townsville is AUD779.

The average price for non-stop flights from Cairns to Townsville is AUD773.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Cairns to Townsville
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Qantas 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 06:10 17:30
Regional Express 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 08:35 19:15

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Cairns to Townsville (CNS to TSV)

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 Townsville. 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 Townsville is AUD236.

The average price for round trip flights from Cairns to Townsville is AUD695.

Cairns to Townsville Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Cairns to Townsville?
Answer: The average Cairns to Townsville flight time is 58 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Cairns and Townsville?
Answer: The distance from Cairns to Townsville is 284 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Cairns to Townsville?
Answer: There are 50 direct flights from Cairns to Townsville.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Cairns to Townsville?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 66% of the non-stop flights between Cairns and Townsville.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Cairns to Townsville?
Answer: Brisbane, AU

Airlines Flying from Cairns to Townsville (CNS to TSV)

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

Cairns to Townsville
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Qantas - X X X X X X X
Qantas BNE X X X X X X X
Regional Express - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Cairns and Townsville, 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 Proserpine Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD462
Cairns to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD488
Cairns to Mackay Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD481
Cairns to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD236
Cairns to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD300
Cairns to Rockhampton Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD503
Cairns to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD373
Cairns to Gladstone Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD440
Cairns to Mount Isa Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD490
Cairns to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD289
Cairns to Weipa Qantas Check Dates
Cairns to Alice Springs Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD817
Cairns to Horn Island Qantas AUD780
Cairns to Darwin Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD388
Cairns to Ayers Rock Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD763
Cairns to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD411

Cheap International Flights from Cairns - CNS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Cairns to Port Moresby Jetstar, Niugini, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD374
Cairns to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia AUD1,038
Cairns to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Scoot, Virgin Australia AUD605
Cairns to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD913
Cairns to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD920
Cairns to London Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic AUD1,784
Cairns to Denpasar Bali Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, AirAsia Indonesia, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar AUD403
Cairns to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD687

Cheap Domestic Flights to Townsville - TSV

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD227
Townsville to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express AUD219
Townsville to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD296
Townsville to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD349
Townsville to Weipa Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair Check Dates

Cheap International Flights to Townsville - TSV

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Townsville to Port Moresby Jetstar, Niugini, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD633
Cheap Flights from Cairns to Townsville, AU, Australia, from AUD171 Round trip from CNS to TSV