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Cheap Flights from Darwin to Cairns, AU, Australia - DRW to CNS

Popular flights from Darwin to Cairns

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.

Airnorth Regional
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 2, 2016 Jun 9, 2016 AUD392
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 AUD392
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 19, 2016 AUD392
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 13, 2016 AUD392
Jun 21, 2016 Jun 28, 2016 AUD392
Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 AUD346
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 3, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 AUD847
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 29, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 AUD561

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 AUD458.

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 AUD0 AUD0
7-14 days AUD350 AUD448
14-21 days AUD870 AUD860
21-30 days AUD346 AUD392
30-60 days AUD346 AUD392
60-90 days AUD950 AUD392
90+ days AUD384 AUD392

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
AUD350 AUD392 AUD392 AUD392 AUD346 AUD950 AUD392

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
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
AUD944
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
AUD944 AUD950
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
AUD950 AUD944
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
AUD944

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 AUD764.

The average price for non-stop flights from Darwin to Cairns is AUD647.

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 AUD238.

The average price for round trip flights from Darwin to Cairns is AUD617.

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)

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 AUD481
Darwin to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD329
Darwin to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD368
Darwin to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD365
Darwin to Gove Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Virgin Australia AUD832
Darwin to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD681
Darwin to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD414
Darwin to Ayers Rock Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Virgin Australia AUD1,264
Darwin to Perth Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD541
Darwin to Broome Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD701

Cheap International Flights from Darwin - DRW

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Darwin to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia AUD433
Darwin to Bangkok Thai AirAsia, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia AUD664
Darwin to Manila Cebu Pacific, Jetstar, Philippine, Qantas, Virgin Australia, AirAsia Zest AUD712
Darwin to Denpasar Bali Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Citilink, AirAsia Indonesia, Sriwijaya, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar AUD360
Darwin to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, AirAsia Indonesia, Virgin Australia AUD1,169
Darwin to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD966
Darwin to Auckland Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD812
Darwin to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD814
Darwin to London Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic AUD1,912
Darwin to Honiara FlySolomon, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD2,708
Darwin to Los Angeles American, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia AUD1,437
Darwin to Ho Chi Minh City Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Vietnam AUD728
Darwin to Nadi Fiji Airways, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD1,038
Darwin to Port Vila Jetstar, Air Vanuatu, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Darwin to Delhi Jet Airways, Air India, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD2,126
Darwin to Beijing Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen AUD1,041
Darwin to Shanghai Air China, China Southern, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD1,119
Darwin to Wellington Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD927
Darwin to Christchurch Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia AUD955
Darwin to Phuket Thai AirAsia, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia AUD770
Cheap Flights from Darwin to Cairns, AU, Australia, from AUD259 Round trip from DRW to CNS