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Cheap Flights from Sydney to Cairns, AU, Australia - SYD to CNS Last modified: 30/06/2016 1:46 AM

Popular flights from Sydney to Cairns Last modified: 30/06/2016 1:46 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
SYDCNS
Thu 1/09
nonstop
CNSSYD
Mon 5/09
nonstop
$177
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Jetstar
SYDCNS
Sat 15/10
nonstop
CNSSYD
Thu 20/10
nonstop
$219
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Virgin Australia
SYDCNS
Tue 11/10
nonstop
CNSSYD
Sat 15/10
nonstop
$282
Select
Virgin Australia
SYDCNS
Sat 15/10
nonstop
CNSSYD
Tue 18/10
nonstop
$282
Select
Virgin Australia
SYDCNS
Tue 18/10
nonstop
CNSSYD
Fri 21/10
nonstop
$282
Select
Qantas
SYDCNS
Sat 15/10
nonstop
CNSSYD
Thu 20/10
nonstop
$320
Select

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 $266.

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 $514 $398
7-14 days $393 $380
14-21 days $289 $361
21-30 days $250 $362
30-60 days $246 $266
60-90 days $177 $268
90+ days $196 $269

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
$249 $300 $246 $177 $300 $300 $289

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
June Sydney Cairns Qantas 30/06/16 8/07/16 0 $938
July Sydney Cairns Jetstar 28/07/16 3/08/16 0 $250
August Sydney Cairns Tigerair 17/08/16 22/08/16 0 $246
September Sydney Cairns Tigerair 1/09/16 5/09/16 0 $177
October Sydney Cairns Tigerair 15/10/16 20/10/16 0 $196
November Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 1/11/16 3/11/16 0 $282
December Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 4/12/16 8/12/16 0 $282
January Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 4/01/17 9/01/17 0 $235

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
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
$427
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$427 $398
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
$398 $398
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
$398 $380
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
$380 $309
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$309

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 $318.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sydney to Cairns is $265.

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 3 3 4 3 4 3 5 06:00 15:45
Qantas 3 2 2 3 4 2 3 09:10 19:10
Tigerair 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 07:25 13:15
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 $218.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Cairns is $265.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Newcastle to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $316
Canberra to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $489
Port Macquarie to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $407
Tamworth to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $566
Dubbo to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $972
Sydney 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, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,490
Sydney to Tokyo JAL, Jetstar, All Nippon, Qantas, Virgin Australia $620
Sydney to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $191
Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $533
Sydney to Proserpine Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $235
Sydney to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $282
Sydney to Bangkok Emirates, Jetstar, Bangkok, Qantas, Thai, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $571
Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Air China, China Southern, Hainan, Jetstar, Xiamen, China Eastern, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Shenzhen $533
Sydney to Brisbane Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $98
Sydney to Mackay Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $315
Sydney to Singapore Jetstar Asia, British Airways, Jetstar, SilkAir, Qantas, Singapore, Tigerair, Scoot, Virgin Australia $461
Sydney to Port Moresby Jetstar, Niugini, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $612
Canberra to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $504
Sydney to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $98
Sydney to Jakarta Garuda, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, SkyStar $796
Newcastle to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $380
Sydney to Kuala Lumpur AirAsia, Jetstar, Malaysia, Malindo, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $452
Sydney to Seoul Jetstar, Korean, Asiana, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Eastar Jet $771
Sydney to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $77
Sydney to Hong Kong Cathay, Hong Kong, Jetstar, Dragonair, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $660
Sydney to Manila Cebu Pacific, Jetstar, Philippine, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $701
Sydney to Paris Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Aer Lingus, NIKI, Iberia, Jetstar, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Air Europa, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic $1,335
Sydney to Alice Springs Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $425
Sydney to Rockhampton Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $276
Dubbo to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia Check Dates

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 73 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 34% of the non-stop flights between Sydney and Cairns.
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