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Flights from Melbourne to Cairns, Australia Last modified: Dec 9, 2016 2:11 -05:00

Melbourne to Cairns Last modified: Dec 9, 2016 2:11 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 27,900,004,488 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Cairns. Jetstar & Tigerair frequently offer the best deals to Cairns flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Jetstar
MELCNS
Tue 10/01
nonstop
CNSMEL
Thu 19/01
nonstop
$281
Tigerair
MELCNS
Tue 10/01
nonstop
CNSMEL
Thu 19/01
nonstop
$287
Virgin Australia
MELCNS
Fri 10/02
nonstop
CNSMEL
Sun 19/02
nonstop
$359
Qantas
MELCNS
Tue 10/01
nonstop
CNSMEL
Thu 19/01
nonstop
$434

How Much is a Flight from Melbourne to Cairns? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 $354.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Melbourne 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 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 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 Melbourne to Cairns? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $363 $432
7-14 days $363 $432
14-21 days $500 $513
21-30 days $381 $428
30-60 days $281 $309
60-90 days $359 $379
90+ days $194 $267

Cheapest Day To Fly from Melbourne to Cairns Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 27,908,060,797 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Melbourne to Cairns is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$363 $281 $363 $375 $359 $363 $367

Compare Flight Prices from Melbourne to Cairns by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Melbourne to Cairns flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
December Melbourne Cairns Jetstar 12/12/16 19/12/16 0 $363
January Melbourne Cairns Jetstar 10/01/17 19/01/17 0 $281
February Melbourne Cairns Virgin Australia 10/02/17 19/02/17 0 $359
March Melbourne Cairns Virgin Australia 19/03/17 24/03/17 0 $359
April Melbourne Cairns Jetstar 22/04/17 30/04/17 0 $363
May Melbourne Cairns Jetstar 23/05/17 1/06/17 0 $194
June Melbourne Cairns Jetstar 6/06/17 13/06/17 0 $402
July Melbourne Cairns Tigerair 30/07/17 6/08/17 0 $269

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Melbourne to Cairns Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Melbourne to Cairns. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$363
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$363 $418
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
$418 $450
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
$450 $402
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
$402 $363
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
$363

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Melbourne to Cairns Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Melbourne to Cairns is $405.

The average price for direct flights from Melbourne to Cairns is $359.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Melbourne to Cairns - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 3 5 4 4 3 5 3 06:10 16:30
Qantas 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 09:00 13:30
Tigerair 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 07:00 22:00
Virgin Australia 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 08:55 09:55

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Melbourne to Cairns Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Melbourne 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 Melbourne to Cairns is $171.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne to Cairns is $355.

Melbourne to Cairns Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Melbourne to Cairns?
Answer: The average Melbourne to Cairns flight time is 3 hours and 21 minutes.
Question: How far is Cairns from Melbourne?
Answer: The distance from Melbourne to Cairns is 2,312 kilometers (1,437 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Melbourne to Cairns?
Answer: There are 57 direct flights from Melbourne to Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular Melbourne airlines for direct flights from Melbourne to Cairns?
Answer: Jetstar Airways provides 47% of the non-stop flights between Melbourne and Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Melbourne to Cairns?
Answer: Sydney, AU

Airlines in Melbourne flying to Cairns Last modified: Dec 9, 2016 2:11 -05:00Number of routes searched: 70Number of itineraries searched: 415,110

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

Melbourne to Cairns
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar -
Qantas -
Tigerair -
Virgin Australia -
Jetstar ADL
Jetstar OOL
Jetstar SYD
Jetstar BNE
Qantas ASP
Qantas BNE
Qantas DRW
Qantas HTI
Airnorth WTB
Tigerair BNE
Virgin Australia BNE
Virgin Australia SYD

Melbourne to Cairns Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Melbourne 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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