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Cheap Flights from Darwin to Cairns, AU, Australia - DRW to CNS Last modified: 28/05/2016 1:00 AM

Popular flights from Darwin to Cairns Last modified: 28/05/2016 1:00 AM

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Airnorth Regional
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
06/09/2016 13/09/2016 $412
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
01/07/2016 09/07/2016 $344
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
01/08/2016 08/08/2016 $791
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
06/09/2016 13/09/2016 $638

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Darwin to Cairns (DRW to CNS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Darwin to Cairns, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $451.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Darwin to Cairns (DRW to CNS)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $956 $420
7-14 days $956 $1,179
14-21 days $956 $420
21-30 days $956 $420
30-60 days $344 $420
60-90 days $402 $422
90+ days $350 $412

Cheapest Day To Fly from Darwin to Cairns

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$350 $451 $354 $420 $344 $809 $420

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Darwin to Cairns

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Darwin Cairns Airnorth 29/05/16 31/05/16 1 $420
June Darwin Cairns Airnorth 3/06/16 5/06/16 1 $420
July Darwin Cairns Jetstar 1/07/16 9/07/16 0 $344
August Darwin Cairns Jetstar 1/08/16 8/08/16 0 $402
September Darwin Cairns Jetstar 23/09/16 3/10/16 0 $350
October Darwin Cairns Jetstar 5/10/16 15/10/16 0 $350
November Darwin Cairns Airnorth 3/11/16 11/11/16 1 $422
December Darwin Cairns Airnorth 18/12/16 4/01/17 1 $460

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

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 Darwin to Cairns.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$956
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$956 $956
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$956 $956
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$956 $956
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$956

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Darwin to Cairns (DRW to CNS)

Your Darwin to Cairns 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 Darwin to Cairns is $748.

The average price for non-stop flights from Darwin to Cairns is $956.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Darwin to Cairns
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 19:35 19:35
Qantas 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20:00 20:00

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Darwin to Cairns (DRW to CNS)

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 Darwin to Cairns. 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 Darwin to Cairns is $283.

The average price for round trip flights from Darwin to Cairns is $667.

Darwin to Cairns Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Darwin to Cairns?
Answer: The average Darwin to Cairns flight time is 2 hours and 26 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Darwin and Cairns?
Answer: The distance from Darwin to Cairns is 1672 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Darwin to Cairns?
Answer: There are 11 direct flights from Darwin to Cairns.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Darwin to Cairns?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 63% of the non-stop flights between Darwin and Cairns.

Airlines Flying from Darwin to Cairns (DRW to CNS) Number of flights searched: 24Last modified: 28/05/2016 1:00 AM

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

Darwin to Cairns
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar - X X X X
Qantas - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Darwin and Cairns, 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 Darwin - DRW

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Darwin to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $441
Darwin to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $325
Darwin to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $361
Darwin to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $404
Darwin to Gove Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth $1,103
Darwin to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $528
Darwin to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $377
Darwin to Ayers Rock Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $854
Darwin to Perth Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $406
Darwin to Broome Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $438

Cheap International Flights from Darwin - DRW

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Darwin to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $460
Darwin to Bangkok Thai AirAsia, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $793
Darwin to Manila Cebu Pacific, Jetstar, Philippine, Qantas, Virgin Australia, AirAsia Zest $703
Darwin to Denpasar Bali Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Citilink, AirAsia Indonesia, Sriwijaya, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $358
Darwin to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Lion Air, Qantas, Citilink, AirAsia Indonesia, Sriwijaya, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $816
Darwin to Tokyo Jetstar Japan, JAL, Jetstar, Vanilla, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia $999
Darwin to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $746
Darwin to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Qantas, Virgin Australia $831
Darwin to London Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $2,014
Darwin to Honiara FlySolomon, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Darwin to Los Angeles American, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia $1,416
Darwin to Ho Chi Minh City Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $772
Darwin to Nadi Fiji Airways, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $829
Darwin to Port Vila Jetstar, Air Vanuatu, Qantas, Virgin Australia $974
Darwin to Delhi Jet Airways, Air India, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $1,248
Darwin to Beijing Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $1,481
Darwin to Shanghai Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia $902
Darwin to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $834
Darwin to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $874
Darwin to Phuket Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $793
Cheap Flights from Darwin to Cairns, AU, Australia, from $248 Round trip from DRW to CNS