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Cheap Flights from Sydney to Cairns, AU, Australia - SYD to CNS Last modified: 26/05/2016 1:48 AM

Popular flights from Sydney to Cairns Last modified: 26/05/2016 1:48 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.

Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
27/07/2016 30/07/2016 $315
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
09/09/2016 11/09/2016 $309
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
27/07/2016 30/07/2016 $222
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
31/08/2016 05/09/2016 $284
01/09/2016 06/09/2016 $284
01/09/2016 12/09/2016 $284
02/09/2016 05/09/2016 $284
03/09/2016 06/09/2016 $284

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from Sydney to Cairns (SYD to CNS)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Sydney to Cairns, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $295.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from Sydney to Cairns (SYD to CNS)?

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

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

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days $333 $335
7-14 days $335 $338
14-21 days $352 $361
21-30 days $232 $349
30-60 days $352 $363
60-90 days $222 $324
90+ days $153 $217

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sydney to Cairns

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$335 $232 $222 $242 $335 $356 $332

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from Sydney to Cairns

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 30/05/16 31/05/16 0 $335
June Sydney Cairns Tigerair 21/06/16 26/06/16 0 $232
July Sydney Cairns Tigerair 27/07/16 30/07/16 0 $222
August Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 31/08/16 5/09/16 0 $284
September Sydney Cairns Tigerair 9/09/16 11/09/16 0 $272
October Sydney Cairns Tigerair 31/10/16 10/11/16 0 $153
November Sydney Cairns Tigerair 17/11/16 20/11/16 0 $153
December Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 7/12/16 8/12/16 0 $254

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$338
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$338 $442
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$442 $361
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$361 $242
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
$242 $421
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$421

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from Sydney to Cairns (SYD to CNS)

Your Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns is $410.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sydney to Cairns is $367.

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

Nonstop Flight Details from Sydney to Cairns
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 4 4 4 4 4 5 3 06:00 15:45
Qantas 3 2 2 3 4 2 3 09:10 19:10
Tigerair 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 07:25 09:10
Virgin Australia 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 08:45 18:30

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from Sydney to Cairns (SYD 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 Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns is $204.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Cairns is $347.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Newcastle to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $414
Canberra to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $479
Port Macquarie to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $557
Tamworth to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $549
Dubbo to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates
Sydney to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,468
Sydney to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia $764
Sydney to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $290
Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Shanghai, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $668
Sydney to Proserpine Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $222
Sydney to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $284
Sydney to Bangkok Emirates, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Virgin Australia $662
Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $668
Sydney to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $113
Sydney to Mackay Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $328
Sydney to Singapore Jetstar Asia, British Airways, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $451
Sydney to Port Moresby Jetstar, Niugini, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $651
Canberra to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $464
Sydney to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $120
Sydney to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $800
Newcastle to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $474
Sydney to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, AirAsia X, Jetstar, Malaysia, Malindo, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $465
Sydney to Seoul Jetstar, Korean, Asiana, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Eastar Jet $840
Sydney to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $106
Sydney to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $676
Sydney to Manila Cebu Pacific, Jetstar, Philippine, Qantas, Virgin Australia $500
Sydney to Paris Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, NIKI, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,391
Sydney to Alice Springs Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $463
Sydney to Rockhampton Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $364
Dubbo to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia Check Dates

Airlines Flying from Sydney to Cairns (SYD to CNS) Number of flights searched: 42Last modified: 26/05/2016 1:48 AM

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

Sydney to Cairns
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar - X X X X X X X
Qantas - X X X X X X X
Qantas BNE X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia - X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia BNE X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

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

Sydney to Cairns Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is a direct flight from Sydney to Cairns?
Answer: The average Sydney to Cairns flight time is 3 hours and 11 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between Sydney and Cairns?
Answer: The distance from Sydney to Cairns is 1971 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from Sydney to Cairns?
Answer: There are 70 direct flights from Sydney to Cairns.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Sydney to Cairns?
Answer: Jetstar Airways provides 32% of the non-stop flights between Sydney and Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Sydney to Cairns?
Answer: Brisbane, AU
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