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Darwin to Cairns Last modified: Oct 18, 2018 2:39 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Cairns. Jetstar & Airnorth frequently offer the best deals to Cairns flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Jetstar
DRWCNS
Mon 31/12
nonstop
CNSDRW
Sat 19/01
nonstop
$410
Airnorth
DRWCNS
Wed 31/10
1 stop
CNSDRW
Wed 7/11
1 stop
$529
Qantas
DRWCNS
Mon 31/12
1 stop
CNSDRW
Sat 19/01
1 stop
$697

How Much is a Flight from Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $491.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Darwin 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 Darwin 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 Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $0 $1,004
7-14 days $411 $529
14-21 days $411 $533
21-30 days $411 $529
30-60 days $0 $561
60-90 days $410 $519
90+ days $410 $403

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

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Darwin to Cairns is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$410$533$411$612$446$428$592

Compare Flight Prices from Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
October Darwin Cairns Jetstar 31/10/18 3/11/18 0 $411
November Darwin Cairns Jetstar 7/11/18 14/11/18 0 $411
December Darwin Cairns Jetstar 31/12/18 19/01/19 0 $410
January Darwin Cairns Jetstar 19/01/19 21/01/19 0 $410
February Darwin Cairns Qantas 3/02/19 12/02/19 1 $1,850
March Darwin Cairns Airnorth 11/03/19 25/03/19 1 $403
April Darwin Cairns Jetstar 19/04/19 22/04/19 0 $469
May Darwin Cairns Jetstar 22/05/19 29/05/19 0 $411

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$446
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$446 $718
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
$718 $533
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
$533 $533
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
$533 $561
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$561

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns is $717.

The average price for direct flights from Darwin to Cairns is $425.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Darwin to Cairns - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 11:35 11:35
Qantas 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 18:00 18:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Darwin 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 Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns is $222.

The average price for round trip flights from Darwin to Cairns is $708.

Darwin to Cairns Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Darwin to Cairns?
Answer: The average Darwin to Cairns flight time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Question: How far is Cairns from Darwin?
Answer: The distance from Darwin to Cairns is 1,672 kilometers (1,039 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Darwin to Cairns?
Answer: There are 7 direct flights from Darwin to Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular Darwin airlines for direct flights from Darwin to Cairns?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 57% of the non-stop flights between Darwin and Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Darwin to Cairns?
Answer: Brisbane, AU

Airlines in Darwin flying to Cairns Last modified: Oct 18, 2018 2:39 -04:00Number of routes searched: 75Number of itineraries searched: 59,061

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

Darwin to Cairns
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar -
Qantas -
Airnorth -
Jetstar ADL
Jetstar BNE
Jetstar DPS
Jetstar MEL
SilkAir SIN
Qantas ASP
Qantas BNE
Qantas GOV
Qantas MEL
Singapore SIN
Airnorth GOV
Tigerair BNE
Virgin Australia BNE
Virgin Australia MEL
Virgin Australia SIN
Virgin Australia SYD

Darwin to Cairns Airports

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