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Cheap Flights from Sydney to Cairns - SYD to CNS

Popular flights from Sydney to Cairns

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Jetstar Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 3, 2016 AUD317
Qantas Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 AUD256
Tigerair Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 24, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 AUD237
Feb 26, 2016 Mar 2, 2016 AUD237
May 22, 2016 Jun 5, 2016 AUD237
Jun 8, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 AUD237
Virgin Australia
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 9, 2016 May 13, 2016 AUD213
Jun 6, 2016 Jun 11, 2016 AUD213

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 AUD229.

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 AUD347 AUD401
7-14 days AUD237 AUD337
14-21 days AUD237 AUD337
21-30 days AUD293 AUD351
30-60 days AUD257 AUD323
60-90 days AUD213 AUD257
90+ days AUD213 AUD257

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
AUD213 AUD230 AUD216 AUD257 AUD237 AUD233 AUD215

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
February Sydney Cairns Tigerair 2/24/16 2/29/16 0 AUD237
March Sydney Cairns Tigerair 3/16/16 3/23/16 0 AUD257
April Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 4/30/16 5/19/16 0 AUD233
May Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 5/9/16 5/13/16 0 AUD213
June Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 6/6/16 6/11/16 0 AUD213
July Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 7/27/16 8/3/16 0 AUD242
August Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 8/17/16 8/25/16 0 AUD242
September Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 9/1/16 9/7/16 0 AUD242

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
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
AUD450
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
AUD450 AUD355
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
AUD355 AUD296
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
AUD296 AUD293
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
AUD293 AUD334
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
AUD334

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 AUD375.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sydney to Cairns is AUD348.

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 2 3 2 3 2 2 4 06:15 16:25
Qantas 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 09:00 13:10
Tigerair 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 07:25 15:15
Virgin Australia 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 08:50 18:40

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 AUD147.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Cairns is AUD325.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Newcastle to CairnsAUD313
Canberra to Cairns Qantas, Virgin Australia AUD396
Port Macquarie to CairnsAUD415
Tamworth to CairnsAUD596
Dubbo to CairnsAUD1,266
Sydney to London Virgin Atlantic, Vietnam, Malaysia, Delta, Virgin Australia, Iberia, Qantas, China Eastern, Alitalia, Finnair, Srilankan, British Airways, Etihad, Egyptair, Air Canada, United, American, Air Berlin, Philippine, Air France, Air India, Emirates, Thai, Jet Airways, Air New Zealand, JAL, Turkish, Garuda, Air China, Korean, China Southern, Kenya, Cathay, KLM, Asiana, Austrian, SAS, Singapore, China Airlines, LAN, Lufthansa, South African AUD1,405
Sydney to Tokyo China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Air New Zealand, JAL, Asiana, Garuda, Vietnam, Air Tahiti Nui, Air China, Singapore, China Airlines, United, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Korean, Aircalin AUD778
Sydney to Townsville Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD225
Sydney to Shanghai China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Air New Zealand, JAL, Asiana, Vietnam, Garuda, Air China, Singapore, China Airlines, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Korean AUD662
Sydney to Proserpine Qantas AUD283
Sydney to Hamilton Island Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD213
Sydney to Bangkok China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Asiana, Vietnam, Garuda, British Airways, Singapore, China Airlines, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Korean, Emirates AUD568
Sydney to Beijing China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Air New Zealand, JAL, Asiana, Vietnam, Garuda, Air China, Singapore, China Airlines, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Korean AUD654
Sydney to Brisbane Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD111
Sydney to Mackay Qantas, Virgin Australia, Etihad AUD266
Sydney to Singapore China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Asiana, Vietnam, Garuda, British Airways, Etihad, Singapore, China Airlines, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Korean, Emirates AUD355
Sydney to Port Moresby Qantas, Virgin Australia, Niugini AUD589
Canberra to Townsville Qantas, Virgin Australia, Etihad AUD422
Sydney to Melbourne Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD111
Sydney to Jakarta Qantas, China Southern, Cathay, Garuda, Vietnam, Asiana, Singapore, China Airlines, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Korean AUD571
Newcastle to TownsvilleAUD423
Sydney to Kuala Lumpur China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Vietnam, Garuda, British Airways, Singapore, China Airlines, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Korean, Emirates AUD471
Sydney to Seoul China Southern, Thai, Qantas, China Eastern, Cathay, JAL, Garuda, Vietnam, Asiana, Air China, Singapore, China Airlines, Malaysia, Philippine, Korean, Aircalin AUD1,028
Sydney to Gold Coast Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Etihad AUD101
Sydney to Hong Kong Qantas, China Southern, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Air New Zealand, Virgin Atlantic, Asiana, Vietnam, Garuda, Singapore, China Airlines, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Philippine, Fiji Airways, Korean AUD613
Sydney to Manila China Southern, Qantas, Thai, China Eastern, Cathay, Asiana, Singapore, China Airlines, Malaysia, Philippine, Emirates, Korean AUD681
Sydney to Paris Thai, Turkish, JAL, Garuda, Vietnam, Air Tahiti Nui, Air China, Malaysia, Virgin Australia, Korean, China Southern, Qantas, China Eastern, Cathay, Kenya, KLM, Asiana, SAS, Austrian, Alitalia, Srilankan, Finnair, British Airways, Etihad, Egyptair, Singapore, LAN, Air Canada, United, American, Air Berlin, Air France, Lufthansa, Air India, Emirates AUD1,377
Sydney to Alice Springs Qantas, Emirates AUD416
Sydney to Rockhampton Qantas, Virgin Australia, Etihad AUD276
Dubbo to TownsvilleCheck Dates

Airlines Flying from Sydney to Cairns (SYD to CNS)

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 MEL X X X X X X X
Virgin Australia - 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 3 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 64 direct flights from Sydney to Cairns.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Sydney to Cairns?
Answer: Virgin Australia provides 31% 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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