Direct flights to Cairns

The cosmopolitan city of Cairns in the north of Queensland is very popular with visitors. Learn more about the destination and see all direct flights here.

Cairns International is a medium sized and second largest airport in Australia. In total there are 35 airports with direct flights to Cairns from 5 different countries and 7 U.S. states. The airport is a hub for Skytrans Airlines and Hinterland Aviation . You can easily reach Cairns with daily non-stop flights from the other major hubs Brisbane (Qantas), Melbourne (Qantas) and Sydney (Qantas).

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Residents and visitors of Cairns are lucky enough to have two of the world's greatest natural treasures on their doorstep in the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforests - both of which are World Heritage listed. There are few places on Earth where two such treasures rest side by side.

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If you are looking for a direct flight to Cairns there are a number of options to choose from – both domestic and international. Listed below are some of the alternatives available, and by following the links you can see all flight options.

What to experience in Cairns

Lovers of sunshine, beaches and tropical rainforests head to Cairns because of the sheer abundance of adventures to be had in this amazing corner of Australia. The city itself has all the essentials for the discerning traveler be them holiday makers or backpackers, from shopping and restaurants to thrilling adventures you can do it all in Cairns.

Once you have found your cheap flights to Cairns, there is a great choice of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets all within close range of the city center – the hostels and guesthouses are situated around Grafton Street and the main hotels are located further towards Cairns Pier and the Esplanade. With a vibrant nightlife, Cairns has many eateries, bars and nightclubs and is particularly popular with backpackers.

There is no beach in the city center itself however there is a large outdoor park with a lagoon-style pool next to the pier which is great to cool off and sunbathe during the summer months. Whilst staying in Cairns, you can also travel up the coast to Port Douglas where there are plenty of lovely resorts and stunning beaches.

After exploring the city it is definitely worthwhile heading north towards the Daintree Rainforest, stopping in the pretty little town of Port Douglas even if only for a lovely seaside lunch on Wharf Street. Another beautiful stop before you get into the thick of the Rainforest is the picturesque Mossman Gorge.

If you take one of the tours into the Daintree then most of these stops are incorporated on your trip as well as taking you on a few nature walks through the forest as you make your way to Cape Tribulation – where the roads into the forest stop. Once in Cape Tribulation, there are plenty of rainforest activities to take part in such as horse riding, jungle surfing (flying fox), nightwalks and sailing on the Great Barrier Reef to name but a few.

How to find a cheap flight to Cairns

We recommend you book well in advance to take advantage of the cheapest flights into Cairns, Australia. If you are flexible and can travel outside of the busiest times of year (particularly over Christmas and the summer holidays), the best offers on low cost flights to Cairns can usually be found. If you're booking a trip on the spur of the moment, can also find you the cheapest fares on lastminute flights too.

Cairns climate – what to expect

The Cairns region has a fabulous tropical climate ideal for outdoor enjoyment. Cairns has a winter period of balmy temperatures and low rainfall and a summer period of warm temperatures with increased rainfall. The average maximum temperatures are 31.4 degrees celsius and an average minimum of 17.0 degrees celsius.

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Show flights from Cairns instead? Cheap flights to Cairns

No, there are no directflights to Cairns from the US so you'll need to find a flight with connection instead.

There are 12 airlines with direct flights to Cairns. Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia are the most popular ones.

2 big alliances are flying to Cairns. Oneworld and Star Alliance.

The IATA code is CNS and the ICAO code is YBCS.

You can fly daily from 3 different airports hubs to Cairns. Including and Brisbane & Melbourne & Sydney with Qantas.

Depends where you are flying from. It takes 7h 30min from Tokyo (HND) and 45min from Cooktown (CTN).

There is 1 airport in Cairns with scheduled flights, Cairns International, CNS.

It depends on where from and when you are flying. The average one-way ticket price according to our data is $252.
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