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Flights from Darwin to Cairns, Australia Last modified: 25/09/2016 1:09 AM

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Darwin to Cairns Last modified: 25/09/2016 1:09 AM

We've scanned 23,629,223,180 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from Darwin to Cairns. Jetstar & Airnorth frequently offer the best deals on Darwin to Cairns flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Jetstar
DRWCNS
Mon 24/10
nonstop
CNSDRW
Mon 31/10
nonstop
$343
Select
Airnorth
DRWCNS
Tue 4/10
1 stop
CNSDRW
Fri 7/10
1 stop
$454
Select
Airnorth
DRWCNS
Wed 21/12
1 stop
CNSDRW
Mon 26/12
1 stop
$454
Select
Qantas
DRWCNS
Sun 9/10
1 stop
CNSDRW
Mon 17/10
1 stop
$473
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Qantas
DRWCNS
Mon 10/10
1 stop
CNSDRW
Mon 17/10
1 stop
$473
Select
Qantas
DRWCNS
Tue 11/10
1 stop
CNSDRW
Mon 17/10
1 stop
$473
Select
Qantas
DRWCNS
Thu 13/10
1 stop
CNSDRW
Sat 22/10
1 stop
$473
Select
Qantas
DRWCNS
Thu 13/10
1 stop
CNSDRW
Sun 16/10
1 stop
$473
Select

How Much is a Flight from Darwin to Cairns?

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 $449.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Darwin to Cairns?

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 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 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 Darwin to Cairns?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $492 $769
7-14 days $0 $454
14-21 days $0 $473
21-30 days $343 $467
30-60 days $875 $473
60-90 days $0 $454
90+ days $344 $414

Cheapest Day To Fly from Darwin to Cairns

We've examined 23,636,053,052 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Darwin to Cairns is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$343 $454 $454 $473 $473 $473 $473

Compare Flight Prices from Darwin to Cairns 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 Darwin to Cairns flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Darwin Cairns Jetstar 30/09/16 3/10/16 0 $492
October Darwin Cairns Jetstar 24/10/16 31/10/16 0 $343
November Darwin Cairns Qantas 30/11/16 6/12/16 1 $473
December Darwin Cairns Airnorth 21/12/16 26/12/16 1 $454
January Darwin Cairns Jetstar 3/01/17 3/01/17 1 $690
February Darwin Cairns Jetstar 14/02/17 21/02/17 1 $672
March Darwin Cairns Jetstar 25/03/17 1/04/17 1 $469
June Darwin Cairns Jetstar 8/06/17 15/06/17 0 $344

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Darwin to Cairns

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Darwin to Cairns. 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
$492
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$492
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
$473
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
$473 $473
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$473

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Darwin to Cairns

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 Darwin to Cairns is $571.

The average price for direct flights from Darwin to Cairns is $654.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Darwin to Cairns - By Carrier
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

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Darwin to Cairns

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 not available.

The average price for round trip flights from Darwin to Cairns is $529.

Darwin to Cairns Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Darwin to Cairns?
Answer: The average Darwin to Cairns flight time is 2 hours and 26 minutes.
Question: How far is Cairns from Darwin?
Answer: The distance from Darwin to Cairns is 1,672 kilometers (1,039 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Darwin to Cairns?
Answer: There are 11 direct flights from Darwin to Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular Darwin airlines for direct flights from Darwin to Cairns?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 63% of the non-stop flights between Darwin and Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Darwin to Cairns?
Answer: Brisbane, AU

Airlines in Darwin flying to Cairns Last modified: 25/09/2016 1:09 AMNumber of routes searched: 52Number of itineraries searched: 7,925

Wondering which airlines fly out of Darwin to Cairns? We've gathered the average price of Darwin airlines with flights to Cairns. 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.

Darwin to Cairns
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Airnorth GOV
Qantas ASP
Qantas TSV
Jetstar BNE
Jetstar -
Jetstar SYD
Jetstar ADL
Jetstar MEL

Darwin to Cairns Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Darwin and Cairns. 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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Cheap Domestic Flights from Darwin - DRW

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Darwin to Townsville Qantas, Airnorth $495
Flights from Darwin to Brisbane Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $326
Flights from Darwin to Sydney Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $382
Flights from Darwin to Melbourne Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $399
Flights from Darwin to Gove Qantas, Airnorth Check Dates
Flights from Darwin to Gold Coast Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $578
Flights from Darwin to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $385
Flights from Darwin to Ayers RockCheck Dates
Flights from Darwin to Perth Qantas, Singapore, Virgin Australia $399
Flights from Darwin to Broome Qantas, Airnorth $474

Cheap International Flights from Darwin - DRW

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Darwin to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Malaysia, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Virgin Australia $432
Flights from Darwin to Bangkok Jetstar Asia, Malaysia, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Srilankan, Virgin Australia $593
Flights from Darwin to Manila Malaysia, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore $617
Flights from Darwin to Denpasar Bali Jetstar, Qantas, AirAsia Indonesia $356
Flights from Darwin to Jakarta Malaysia, Singapore, Virgin Australia $781
Flights from Darwin to Tokyo Malaysia, Philippine, Singapore $936
Flights from Darwin to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $770
Flights from Darwin to Hong Kong Jetstar Asia, Malaysia, Philippine $697
Flights from Darwin to London Emirates, JAL, KLM, Malaysia, Qantas, Singapore, Srilankan, Virgin Australia $1,287
Flights from Darwin to Honiara Qantas $1,637
Flights from Darwin to Los Angeles Delta, Emirates, Etihad, JAL, China Eastern, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Virgin Australia $1,339
Flights from Darwin to Ho Chi Minh City Malaysia, Singapore $675
Flights from Darwin to Nadi Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $848
Flights from Darwin to Port VilaCheck Dates
Flights from Darwin to Delhi Emirates, Singapore, Srilankan, Virgin Australia $970
Flights from Darwin to Beijing Malaysia, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore $941
Flights from Darwin to Shanghai Malaysia $3,973
Flights from Darwin to Wellington Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $857
Flights from Darwin to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $821
Flights from Darwin to Phuket Jetstar Asia, Emirates, Malaysia, SilkAir, Singapore, Virgin Australia $583
Cheap Flights from Darwin to Cairns