Flights from Brisbane to Cairns, Australia

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Brisbane to Cairns Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 9:28 -05:00

We've scanned 115,678,683 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Cairns. Jetstar & Virgin Australia frequently offer the best deals to Cairns flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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How Much is a Flight from Brisbane to Cairns?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Brisbane to Cairns, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $232.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Brisbane 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 Brisbane 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 Brisbane to Cairns?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Brisbane to Cairns.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $267 $409
7-14 days $189 $400
14-21 days $246 $388
21-30 days $249 $388
30-60 days $247 $349
60-90 days $207 $349
90+ days $223 $371

Cheapest Day To Fly from Brisbane to Cairns

We've examined 231,357,366 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Brisbane to Cairns is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$249$189$249$246$207 $249

Compare Flight Prices from Brisbane to Cairns by Month

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 Brisbane to Cairns flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
January Brisbane Cairns Jetstar 17/01/24 23/01/24 0 $189
February Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 9/02/24 11/02/24 0 $247
March Brisbane Cairns Jetstar 23/03/24 31/03/24 0 $207
April Brisbane Cairns Jetstar 9/04/24 16/04/24 0 $267
May Brisbane Cairns Jetstar 17/05/24 21/05/24 0 $223
June Brisbane Cairns Jetstar 9/06/24 16/06/24 0 $289
July Brisbane Cairns Jetstar 11/07/24 18/07/24 0 $267
August Brisbane Cairns Virgin Australia 1/08/24 4/08/24 0 $307

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Brisbane to Cairns

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Brisbane to Cairns. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Brisbane to Cairns

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 Brisbane to Cairns is $409.

The average price for direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns is $270.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Brisbane to Cairns - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Virgin Australia 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 02:00 15:05

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Brisbane to Cairns

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 Brisbane 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 Brisbane to Cairns is $135.

The average price for round trip flights from Brisbane to Cairns is $270.

Brisbane to Cairns Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Brisbane to Cairns?
Answer: The average Brisbane to Cairns flight time is 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Question: How far is Cairns from Brisbane?
Answer: The distance from Brisbane to Cairns is 1,390 kilometers (864 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns?
Answer: There are 30 direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular Brisbane airlines for direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns?
Answer: Virgin Australia provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Brisbane and Cairns.

Brisbane to Cairns Airports

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