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Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Cairns, AU, Australia - MEL to CNS Last modified: 25/07/2016 1:24 AM

Popular flights from Melbourne to Cairns Last modified: 25/07/2016 1:24 AM

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.

Tigerair
MELCNS
Wed 5/10
nonstop
CNSMEL
Wed 12/10
nonstop
$295
Select
Jetstar
MELCNS
Sat 22/10
nonstop
CNSMEL
Tue 25/10
nonstop
$370
Select
Jetstar
MELCNS
Fri 11/11
nonstop
CNSMEL
Mon 14/11
nonstop
$370
Select
Jetstar
MELCNS
Fri 11/11
nonstop
CNSMEL
Tue 15/11
nonstop
$370
Select
Jetstar
MELCNS
Thu 17/11
nonstop
CNSMEL
Tue 22/11
nonstop
$370
Select
Jetstar
MELCNS
Mon 21/11
nonstop
CNSMEL
Sat 26/11
nonstop
$370
Select
Virgin Australia
MELCNS
Sat 1/10
1 stop
CNSMEL
Sat 15/10
1 stop
$374
Select
Virgin Australia
MELCNS
Wed 5/10
1 stop
CNSMEL
Wed 12/10
1 stop
$374
Select
Virgin Australia
MELCNS
Thu 6/10
1 stop
CNSMEL
Thu 13/10
1 stop
$374
Select
Virgin Australia
MELCNS
Sat 8/10
1 stop
CNSMEL
Thu 13/10
1 stop
$374
Select
Virgin Australia
MELCNS
Mon 10/10
1 stop
CNSMEL
Thu 13/10
1 stop
$374
Select
Qantas
MELCNS
Thu 13/10
nonstop
CNSMEL
Sun 16/10
nonstop
$443
Select
Airnorth
MELCNS
Thu 8/09
1 stop
CNSMEL
Tue 13/09
1 stop
$720
Select
Airnorth
MELCNS
Thu 22/09
1 stop
CNSMEL
Sun 25/09
1 stop
$720
Select
Airnorth
MELCNS
Thu 17/11
1 stop
CNSMEL
Fri 25/11
1 stop
$720
Select

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Melbourne to Cairns (MEL to CNS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Melbourne to Cairns, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $356.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Melbourne to Cairns (MEL to CNS)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $475 $484
7-14 days $425 $455
14-21 days $425 $455
21-30 days $361 $323
30-60 days $360 $323
60-90 days $295 $374
90+ days $370 $374

Cheapest Day To Fly from Melbourne to Cairns

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$374 $374 $295 $311 $376 $360 $393

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Melbourne to Cairns

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
July Melbourne Cairns Jetstar 25/07/16 26/07/16 0 $475
August Melbourne Cairns Tigerair 24/08/16 29/08/16 1 $323
September Melbourne Cairns Tigerair 29/09/16 3/10/16 0 $311
October Melbourne Cairns Tigerair 5/10/16 12/10/16 0 $295
November Melbourne Cairns Jetstar 11/11/16 14/11/16 0 $370
December Melbourne Cairns Jetstar 9/12/16 10/12/16 0 $370
January Melbourne Cairns Jetstar 14/01/17 16/01/17 0 $373
February Melbourne Cairns Jetstar 22/02/17 1/03/17 0 $373

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$491
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$491 $429
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$429 $569
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$569 $427
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$427 $436
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$436

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Melbourne to Cairns (MEL to CNS)

Your Melbourne 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 Melbourne to Cairns is $471.

The average price for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Cairns is $370.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Melbourne to Cairns
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 3 5 4 4 2 3 5 06:10 20:15
Qantas 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 09:10 12:20
Tigerair 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 07:00 12:15
Virgin Australia 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 08:55 12:25

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Albury to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $586
Melbourne to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, NIKI, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight $1,373
Melbourne to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $350
Melbourne to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $738
Melbourne to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $585
Melbourne to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $346
Melbourne to Bangkok Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $553
Melbourne to Proserpine Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $378
Melbourne to Sydney Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $100
Melbourne to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $120
Melbourne to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, AirAsia Indonesia, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $732
Melbourne to Mackay Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $415
Melbourne to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Capital Airlines, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $585
Melbourne to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia $1,110
Melbourne to Singapore Jetstar Asia, Emirates, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $468
Melbourne to Port Moresby Jetstar, Niugini, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $715
Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, Emirates, Jetstar, Malaysia, Malindo, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $472
Melbourne to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $114
Melbourne to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Jetstar, Dragonair, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $707
Melbourne to Manila Cebu Pacific, Jetstar, Philippine, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $735
Albury to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $622
Melbourne to Alice Springs Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $479
Melbourne to Sunshine Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $269
Melbourne to Rockhampton Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $399
Melbourne to Seoul Jetstar, Korean, Asiana, Qantas, Virgin Australia $763
Melbourne to Darwin Jetstar, Qantas, Airnorth, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $364
Melbourne to Gladstone Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $416
Melbourne to Denpasar Bali Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, AirAsia Indonesia, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $440
Melbourne to Paris Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, NIKI, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Corsair, Tap Portugal, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight $1,322
Melbourne to Adelaide Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $92

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in Melbourne and Cairns, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Melbourne to Cairns Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Melbourne to Cairns?
Answer: The average Melbourne to Cairns flight time is 3 hours and 22 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Melbourne and Cairns?
Answer: The distance from Melbourne to Cairns is 2312 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Melbourne to Cairns?
Answer: There are 52 direct flights from Melbourne to Cairns.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Melbourne to Cairns?
Answer: Jetstar Airways provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Melbourne to Cairns?
Answer: Brisbane, AU
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