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Flights to Cairns in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Round-trip from$1,222From Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl to Cairns
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl (LAS) to Cairns (CNS)

Cheap flights to Cairns in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CNS flights for May, June
20 May - 22 May
$2,203pp
LAS
Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
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Qantas Airways
   
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Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
20 May - 22 May
$2,854pp
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Multiple Airlines
   
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Cairns
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Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns found for this year
20 May - 22 May
$2,203pp
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Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
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Qantas Airways
   
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Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl
20 May - 22 May
$2,854pp
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COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Cairns from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from USA to Cairns

Most visitors from USA need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cairns.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Cairns.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering Cairns.

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Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.

Digital Passenger Declaration - You can start a DPD seven days before your flight to Australia, but you can only submit a DPD within 72 hours before your departure.


Can I fly back to USA from Cairns?

Returning to USA from Cairns

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairns must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

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Cheapest Prices for Cairns flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Cairns found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$2,264
February
$1,665
March
$1,793
April
$1,889
May
$1,776
June
$1,883
August
$1,393
October
$1,280

When is the best time to fly to Cairns Airport?

Average Cairns flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LAS - CNS
Price
$1,280 - $3,441
CNS
Temperature
78.8 - 87.8 °F
CNS
Rainfall
1.06 - 17.17 inches

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cairns?

The cheapest flights to Cairns are usually found when departing on a Sunday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Monday.

Cairns is perhaps Australia’s most unabashed tourist-friendly city. Every year, more than two million travelers take cheap flights to Cairns for its near-perfect climate and its proximity to the jaw-droppingly awesome attractions of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Cairns is the only place in the world where two World Heritage Areas meet.

Cairns city is a great base and has plenty to occupy tourists while they’re between reef or rainforest trips. There’s a wonderful Esplanade that includes a swimming lagoon (open between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily), an amphitheatre, picnic and barbecue spots, walking trails, a children’s playground called Muddy’s and shops, restaurants and markets both day and night.

Just 2.5 miles from the centre of the city are the Cairns Botanic Gardens. Lush and very, very green, these 38km of gardens are made up of the Flecker Gardens and Centenary Lakes where a boardwalk will wind you through mangroves and tropical rainforest. Behind the gardens, Mt Whitfield Conservation Park is more than 300 hectares of forested mountain range.

Cairns, Australia climate

There are two seasons – a wet season that runs from November to May (summer) and a dry season that starts about June and stretches to October (winter). January, February and March are the wettest months and there is the greatest chance of cyclones between December and April. Temperatures are pretty stable throughout the year. Daytime temps range between 57 and 79 degrees in the dry season while visitors can expect temperatures of between about 75 to 91 degrees during the wet season. Tourists should bear in mind that the Marine Stinger season stretches from November to May.

Best Time to Fly to Cairns, Australia

July to October is high season. 

Wet season is low season and runs from November to April when there are torrential rains and humidity levels are high. If you’re willing to brave the rains it’s a good time to book cheap flights to Cairns and take up the discounts offered by tour operators, hotels and apartments. Divers will experience the best underwater visibility during the “wet” months, more than 164 feet sometimes. Stinger (Box jellyfish) Season is November-May and bathers should ensure that they follow the lifeguards’ advice about swimming within enclosures and between lifeguard flags. 

May and June are shoulder months.

Getting around Cairns, Australia

Cairns’s city center is small enough to walk around, but if you are planning on getting out to the Daintree National Park (a three-hour drive north of Cairns) or Kuranda Village (a 40-minute drive), renting a car is best. There are car-rental desks at Cairns Airport. Alternatively, you could take a four-wheel drive (4WD) tour. Several companies offer 4WD tours to the most popular destinations including Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation, Cape York, Undara National Park and Chillagoe. If you’re visiting the region during the wet season (November-April) a four-wheel drive is the best way of getting around. Sunbus is the bus service around Cairns. There are eight routes, serving destinations such as the Botanic Gardens, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach and Yorkeys Knob.

Cairns, Australia Travel Information

Walsh’s Pyramid is located about 12 miles south of Cairns. It’s the highest freestanding natural pyramid in the world. At 3025 feet high, it is a popular, if strenuous, hike. 

Crystal Cascades is a little-known freshwater swimming hole in a tropical rainforest. To get there, drive to Redlynch, and then follow the signs to Crystal Cascades. When you see the Red Beret Pub, you’ll be just 6 miles from the swimming hole. 

Josephine Falls are considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Tropical North Queensland. Take the Bruce Highway, then drive towards Mount Bartle Frere, Queensland’s highest mountain. You’ll see signs to the falls. 

If you’re in Cairns between May and October, grab a picnic and catch a film at the Starry Night Cinema in the Flecker Botanic Gardens. The local film club screens non-mainstream films for a $10 entrance fee. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the film starts at 7.30 p.m. 

Fitzroy Island is just 45 minutes from Cairns. Just 339 hectares, of which 324 is designated Fitzroy Island National Park. It’s a castaway island where you can snorkel, hike, or kayak.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairns?

Cairns (CNS), located 2.8 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Cairns.

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