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Flights from Sydney to Cairns, Australia Last modified: Jan 21, 2017 3:24 -05:00

Sydney to Cairns Last modified: Jan 21, 2017 3:24 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 29,455,725,213 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Cairns. Tigerair & Jetstar frequently offer the best deals to Cairns flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Tigerair
SYDCNS
Wed 15/03
nonstop
CNSSYD
Wed 22/03
nonstop
$175
Jetstar
SYDCNS
Wed 15/03
nonstop
CNSSYD
Wed 22/03
nonstop
$234
Qantas
SYDCNS
Tue 9/05
nonstop
CNSSYD
Tue 23/05
nonstop
$275
Virgin Australia
SYDCNS
Mon 8/05
nonstop
CNSSYD
Fri 12/05
nonstop
$279

How Much is a Flight from Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $268.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Sydney 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 think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 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 Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $282 $369
7-14 days $340 $340
14-21 days $271 $323
21-30 days $241 $319
30-60 days $175 $290
60-90 days $309 $323
90+ days $241 $303

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

We've examined 29,464,553,548 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Sydney to Cairns is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$271 $241 $175 $309 $262 $309 $309

Compare Flight Prices from Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
January Sydney Cairns Tigerair 25/01/17 28/01/17 0 $282
February Sydney Cairns Tigerair 14/02/17 21/02/17 0 $241
March Sydney Cairns Tigerair 15/03/17 22/03/17 0 $175
April Sydney Cairns Tigerair 22/04/17 7/05/17 0 $282
May Sydney Cairns Tigerair 9/05/17 23/05/17 0 $241
June Sydney Cairns Virgin Australia 3/06/17 6/06/17 0 $290
July Sydney Cairns Jetstar 27/07/17 12/08/17 0 $370
August Sydney Cairns Jetstar 2/08/17 4/08/17 0 $370

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
$370
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
$370 $340
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
$340 $309
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
$309 $309
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
$309 $309
26 27 28 1 2 3 4
$309

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns is $345.

The average price for direct flights from Sydney to Cairns is $323.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Sydney to Cairns - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 2 3 2 4 3 3 5 06:15 21:05
Qantas 3 2 2 2 3 2 3 08:10 13:20
Tigerair 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 07:25 12:00
Virgin Australia 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 08:50 19:15

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Sydney 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 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 $167.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney to Cairns is $307.

Sydney to Cairns Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Sydney to Cairns?
Answer: The average Sydney to Cairns flight time is 3 hours and 3 minutes.
Question: How far is Cairns from Sydney?
Answer: The distance from Sydney to Cairns is 1,971 kilometers (1,225 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Sydney to Cairns?
Answer: There are 63 direct flights from Sydney to Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular Sydney airlines for direct flights from Sydney to Cairns?
Answer: Jetstar Airways 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

Airlines in Sydney flying to Cairns Last modified: Jan 21, 2017 3:24 -05:00Number of routes searched: 59Number of itineraries searched: 430,501

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

Sydney to Cairns
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar -
Qantas -
Tigerair -
Virgin Australia -
Jetstar ADL
Jetstar BNE
Jetstar DRW
Jetstar MEL
Niugini POM
Qantas ASP
Qantas BNE
Qantas DRW
Qantas HTI
Tigerair BNE
Tigerair MEL
Virgin Australia AKL
Virgin Australia BNE
Virgin Australia MEL

Sydney to Cairns Airports

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