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Cheap Flights from Sydney to Cairns, AU, Australia - SYD to CNS Last modified: 28/08/2016 2:35 AM

Popular flights from Sydney to Cairns Last modified: 28/08/2016 2:35 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
Sat 19/11
nonstop
CNSSYD
Sat 26/11
nonstop
$220
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Jetstar
SYDCNS
Mon 21/11
nonstop
CNSSYD
Sat 26/11
nonstop
$243
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Virgin Australia
SYDCNS
Mon 5/09
nonstop
CNSSYD
Thu 8/09
nonstop
$291
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Virgin Australia
SYDCNS
Sat 15/10
nonstop
CNSSYD
Tue 18/10
nonstop
$291
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Virgin Australia
SYDCNS
Thu 20/10
nonstop
CNSSYD
Sun 23/10
nonstop
$291
Select
Qantas
SYDCNS
Sat 19/11
1 stop
CNSSYD
Sat 26/11
1 stop
$393
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 $281.

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 $328 $328
7-14 days $291 $328
14-21 days $321 $328
21-30 days $376 $365
30-60 days $291 $298
60-90 days $220 $298
90+ days $270 $303

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
$243 $298 $303 $291 $303 $220 $303

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
August Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 29/08/16 8/09/16 0 $328
September Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 5/09/16 8/09/16 0 $291
October Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 15/10/16 18/10/16 0 $291
November Sydney Cairns Tigerair 19/11/16 26/11/16 0 $220
December Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 2/12/16 5/12/16 1 $303
January Sydney Cairns Tigerair 9/01/17 19/01/17 0 $270
February Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 2/02/17 6/02/17 1 $303
March Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 2/03/17 4/03/17 1 $303

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
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$376
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$376 $383
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$383 $401
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$401 $426
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$426 $633
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$633

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 $340.

The average price for non-stop flights from Sydney to Cairns is $291.

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 5 4 4 4 5 4 06:00 15:45
Qantas 3 2 2 3 4 2 3 09:10 19:10
Tigerair 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 07:25 12:00
Virgin Australia 3 3 3 3 3 4 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 $254.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Cairns is $286.

More Cheap Flights

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Newcastle to Cairns Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $446
Canberra to Cairns Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $494
Port Macquarie to Cairns Qantas, Virgin Australia $512
Tamworth to Cairns Qantas, Virgin Australia $543
Dubbo to Cairns Qantas Check Dates
Sydney to London Jet Airways, Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Finnair, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda, JAL, Air Serbia, Korean, KLM, Kenya, Latam Airlines Group, Lufthansa, Swiss, Xiamen, Malaysia, Air Mauritius, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Austrian, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, S7, South African, SAS, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United, Srilankan, Virgin Australia, Vietnam, Virgin Atlantic $1,049
Sydney to Tokyo Cebu Pacific, Air Canada, Finnair, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, Delta, Garuda, Hawaiian, Hainan, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Lufthansa, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Bangkok, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Aircalin, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, United, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $693
Sydney to Townsville Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $334
Sydney to Shanghai Sichuan, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, Delta, Garuda, Hainan, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $511
Sydney to Proserpine Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $330
Sydney to Hamilton Island Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $326
Sydney to Bangkok Cebu Pacific, AirAsia, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Bangkok, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, Srilankan, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $559
Sydney to Beijing Sichuan, Cebu Pacific, Air Canada, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, Delta, Garuda, Hawaiian, Hainan, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Lufthansa, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Austrian, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, United, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $507
Sydney to Brisbane Fiji Airways, Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $122
Sydney to Mackay Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $401
Sydney to Singapore British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Garuda, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, Srilankan, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $503
Sydney to Port Moresby Philippine, Niugini, Qantas, Virgin Australia $721
Canberra to Townsville Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia $486
Sydney to Melbourne Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia, Regional Express $102
Sydney to Jakarta Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Emirates, Garuda, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Bangkok, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, Virgin Australia, Vietnam, SkyStar $540
Newcastle to Townsville Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia $475
Sydney to Kuala Lumpur Air France, AirAsia, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Bangkok, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, Srilankan, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $634
Sydney to Seoul Air Canada, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, AirAsia X, Garuda, Hawaiian, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Lufthansa, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, United, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $812
Sydney to Gold Coast Jetstar, Qantas, Tigerair, Virgin Australia $80
Sydney to Hong Kong Cebu Pacific, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Garuda, Hainan, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Bangkok, Philippine, Niugini, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, Virgin Australia, Vietnam, Virgin Atlantic $601
Sydney to Manila Cebu Pacific, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Etihad, Garuda, JAL, Jetstar, Korean, Xiamen, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Niugini, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Scoot, Vietnam $392
Sydney to Paris Jet Airways, Aegean, American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Finnair, Alitalia, Belavia, British Airways, Air China, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Etihad, Garuda, NIKI, Hainan, JAL, Air Serbia, Korean, KLM, Kenya, Latam Airlines Group, Lufthansa, Swiss, Malaysia, Air Mauritius, China Eastern, All Nippon, Czech, Austrian, Asiana, Qantas, Qatar, SAS, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, Air Tahiti Nui, United, Srilankan, Virgin Australia, Vietnam $983
Sydney to Alice Springs Qantas, Virgin Australia $522
Sydney to Rockhampton Qantas, Virgin Australia $347
Dubbo to Townsville Qantas Check Dates

Airlines Flying from Sydney to Cairns (SYD to CNS) Number of flights searched: 42Last modified: 28/08/2016 2:35 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 81 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 35% 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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