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Melbourne, Australia to Cairns Last modified: Sep 21, 2018 1:52 -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 & Tigerair frequently offer the best deals to Cairns flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Jetstar
MELCNS
Fri 23/11
nonstop
CNSMEL
Sun 2/12
nonstop
$234
Tigerair
MELCNS
Mon 14/01
nonstop
CNSMEL
Sun 20/01
nonstop
$284
Virgin Australia
MELCNS
Wed 16/01
nonstop
CNSMEL
Wed 30/01
nonstop
$394
Qantas
MELCNS
Thu 8/11
nonstop
CNSMEL
Tue 20/11
nonstop
$419
Airnorth
MELCNS
Thu 11/10
1 stop
CNSMEL
Sun 14/10
1 stop
$656
Air New Zealand
MELCNS
Fri 12/10
2 stops
CNSMEL
Fri 19/10
2 stops
$1,168

How Much is a Flight from Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne, Australia to Cairns, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $305.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne, Australia to Cairns.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $536 $532
7-14 days $420 $479
14-21 days $324 $460
21-30 days $360 $453
30-60 days $294 $346
60-90 days $234 $443
90+ days $198 $277

Cheapest Day To Fly from Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne, Australia to Cairns is Friday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$294$297$357$298$234$325$324

Compare Flight Prices from Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne, Australia to Cairns flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Melbourne, Australia Cairns Jetstar 28/09/18 9/10/18 0 $439
October Melbourne, Australia Cairns Tigerair 22/10/18 5/11/18 0 $303
November Melbourne, Australia Cairns Jetstar 23/11/18 2/12/18 0 $234
December Melbourne, Australia Cairns Tigerair 31/12/18 15/01/19 0 $291
January Melbourne, Australia Cairns Jetstar 14/01/19 20/01/19 0 $275
February Melbourne, Australia Cairns Tigerair 26/02/19 5/03/19 0 $198
March Melbourne, Australia Cairns Tigerair 1/03/19 8/03/19 0 $198
April Melbourne, Australia Cairns Jetstar 30/04/19 10/05/19 0 $217

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$580
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
$580 $428
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$428 $394
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$394 $409
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$409 $394
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$394

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne, Australia to Cairns is $443.

The average price for direct flights from Melbourne, Australia to Cairns is $367.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Melbourne, Australia to Cairns - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Jetstar 5 3 4 5 5 4 5 06:00 20:50
Qantas 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 09:10 12:10
Tigerair 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 07:00 11:50
Virgin Australia 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 08:55 12:25

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne, Australia 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 Melbourne, Australia to Cairns is $194.

The average price for round trip flights from Melbourne, Australia to Cairns is $306.

Melbourne, Australia to Cairns Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Melbourne, Australia to Cairns?
Answer: The average Melbourne, Australia to Cairns flight time is 3 hours and 21 minutes.
Question: How far is Cairns from Melbourne, Australia?
Answer: The distance from Melbourne, Australia to Cairns is 2,312 kilometers (1,437 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Melbourne, Australia to Cairns?
Answer: There are 51 direct flights from Melbourne, Australia to Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular Melbourne, Australia airlines for direct flights from Melbourne, Australia to Cairns?
Answer: Jetstar Airways provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Melbourne, Australia and Cairns.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Melbourne, Australia to Cairns?
Answer: Sydney, AU

Airlines in Melbourne, Australia flying to Cairns Last modified: Sep 21, 2018 1:52 -04:00Number of routes searched: 124Number of itineraries searched: 2,407,715

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

Melbourne, Australia to Cairns
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Jetstar -
Qantas -
Tigerair -
Virgin Australia -
Cathay HKG
China Southern CAN
Jetstar ADL
Jetstar OOL
Jetstar SYD
Jetstar BNE
Air New Zealand AKL
Qantas ASP
Qantas BNE
Qantas DRW
Qantas HTI
Singapore SIN
Airnorth WTB
Virgin Australia AKL
Virgin Australia BNE
Virgin Australia SIN
Virgin Australia SYD

Melbourne, Australia to Cairns Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Melbourne, Australia 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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