Cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns (BNE - CNS) from $131

This is the cheapest round-trip flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 7/11. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
BNE — CNS
Jun 18 — Jun 251

The best prices from Brisbane to Cairns are usually found in May or April, booked 76 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Monday

Cheap flight deals from Brisbane to Cairns

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns (CNS). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 13, 2024.

Popular in

September

Cheapest in

May

Round-trip from

$1,458

One-way from

$246
High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
From Brisbane to Cairns
One-way flight from Brisbane to Cairns

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Brisbane to Cairns?

Users have found that flying from Brisbane to Cairns on a Saturday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Brisbane to Cairns?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 51 days in advance to save up to 49% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 51 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Brisbane to Cairns 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $185, or $252 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Brisbane to Cairns?

May can be a great time to fly to Cairns from Brisbane with a flight ticket averaging about $178. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $76. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of September.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from BNE to CNS?

When flying from Brisbane to Cairns, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the afternoon, which can drop the price by up to 27% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap Brisbane to Cairns flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Brisbane to Cairns specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,214,720 searches. Prices were last updated on June 13, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Brisbane to Cairns in June and July 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Thu 7/117:00 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 20mJetstar
Tue 7/236:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$131
Sun 7/286:00 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Thu 8/16:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/13$132
Thu 7/258:45 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 30mJetstar
Mon 7/296:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/11$136
Mon 7/87:00 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 20mJetstar
Wed 7/106:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$137
Thu 7/116:00 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Tue 7/166:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$142
Fri 7/197:00 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 20mJetstar
Tue 7/236:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/13$143
Sun 7/76:00 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Wed 7/106:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/13$145
Sun 7/76:00 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Wed 7/106:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$146
Sat 7/66:00 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Mon 7/86:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$147

Brisbane to Cairns 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Brisbane and Cairns in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,214,720 searches. Data last updated June 13, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Brisbane to Cairns in June and July 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Thu 7/117:00 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 20mJetstar
Tue 7/236:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$131
Sun 7/286:00 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Thu 8/16:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/13$132
Thu 7/258:45 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 30mJetstar
Mon 7/296:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/11$136
Mon 7/87:00 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 20mJetstar
Wed 7/106:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$137
Thu 7/116:00 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Tue 7/166:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$142
Fri 7/197:00 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 20mJetstar
Tue 7/236:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/13$143
Sun 7/76:00 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Wed 7/106:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/13$145
Sun 7/76:00 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Wed 7/106:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$146
Sat 7/66:00 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mJetstar
Mon 7/86:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$147

Brisbane to Cairns flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Brisbane to Cairns for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,214,720 searches. Data last updated June 13, 2024.
Have a look at some of the last-minute flights available departing from Brisbane to Cairns. Users should double check the flight they book to ensure it matches the day, time, and destination they're looking for.
Tue 6/189:25 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 30mVirgin Australia
Thu 6/208:50 pmCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 15mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/12$158
Tue 6/189:25 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 30mVirgin Australia
Tue 6/259:20 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 15mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/12$165
Thu 6/209:25 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 30mVirgin Australia
Mon 6/248:50 pmCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 15mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/13$231
Sat 6/227:00 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 20mJetstar
Wed 6/266:00 amCNS - BNE
Nonstop2h 10mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$257
Thu 6/206:00 amBNE - CNS
1 stop8h 25mMultiple Airlines
Sat 6/221:45 pmCNS - BNE
2 stops9h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/12$601
Tue 6/183:10 pmBNE - CNS
1 stop7h 40mMultiple Airlines
Sat 6/221:45 pmCNS - BNE
2 stops9h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/13$631
Thu 6/205:40 amBNE - CNS
2 stops13h 45mMultiple Airlines
Mon 6/244:10 pmCNS - BNE
1 stop6h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/13$735

One-way flights to Cairns from Brisbane

Search for one-way flight options from Brisbane to Cairns. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,214,720 searches. Data last updated June 13, 2024.
If you're seeking multiple options on one-way flights from Brisbane to Cairns, be sure to check out these deals, which are updated often. Users in need of a round-trip flight from Brisbane to Cairns instead should update the search form at the top of page.
Wed 6/263:10 pmBNE - CNS
1 stop7h 40mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$151
Thu 6/209:25 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 30mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/13$152
Sun 6/235:40 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 30mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/12$155
Wed 9/257:00 amBNE - CNS
1 stop15h 50mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$166
Fri 6/211:40 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 30mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/12$168
Sat 6/227:00 pmBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 20mJetstar
Deal found 6/12$170
Mon 6/245:20 pmBNE - CNS
1 stop15h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/11$174
Tue 6/188:45 pmBNE - CNS
1 stop12h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/12$176
Tue 7/26:05 amBNE - CNS
Nonstop2h 25mQantas Airways
Deal found 6/13$179

Find flights from Brisbane to Cairns within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Brisbane to Cairns that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,214,720 searches. Data last updated June 13, 2024.

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BrisbaneCairns

BNE - CNS

BNECNS

Brisbane

Thu 7/11

Nonstop2h 20m

Cairns

Tue 7/23

Nonstop2h 10m

$131

BrisbaneCairns

BNE - CNS

BNECNS

Brisbane

Sun 7/28

Nonstop2h 25m

Cairns

Thu 8/1

Nonstop2h 10m

$132

BrisbaneCairns

BNE - CNS

BNECNS

Brisbane

Thu 7/25

Nonstop2h 30m

Cairns

Mon 7/29

Nonstop2h 10m

$136

BrisbaneCairns

BNE - CNS

BNECNS

Brisbane

Mon 7/8

Nonstop2h 20m

Cairns

Wed 7/10

Nonstop2h 10m

$137

BrisbaneCairns

BNE - CNS

BNECNS

Brisbane

Sun 7/7

Nonstop2h 25m

Cairns

Thu 7/11

Nonstop2h 15m

$153

BrisbaneCairns

BNE - CNS

BNECNS

Brisbane

Mon 7/8

Nonstop2h 25m

Cairns

Mon 7/8

Nonstop2h 15m

$155

BrisbaneCairns

BNE - CNS

BNECNS

Brisbane

Fri 9/27

Nonstop2h 30m

Cairns

Sun 9/29

Nonstop2h 15m

$158

BrisbaneCairns

BNE - CNS

BNECNS

Brisbane

Fri 7/5

Nonstop2h 30m

Cairns

Mon 7/8

Nonstop2h 10m

$164

BrisbaneCairns

BNE - CNS

BNECNS

Brisbane

Fri 7/5

Nonstop2h 30m

Cairns

Thu 7/11

Nonstop2h 15m

$169

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 6/12

How far ahead should I book a flight from Brisbane to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Brisbane to Cairns. Price data was last updated on June 12, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Brisbane to Cairns, you should look to book at least 72 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Brisbane to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Brisbane to Cairns. Price data was last updated on June 9, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Brisbane to Cairns flight should consider departing on Wednesday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Tuesday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Brisbane to Cairns

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to Cairns from Brisbane with our price prediction graph.
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Temperature and rainfall in Cairns by month

Plan your trip to Cairns by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CNS

Temperature

69.8 - 80.6 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Cairns, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 80.6 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 69.8 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Cairns

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Cairns. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Cairns. Reviews last updated June 13, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with Jetstar and Virgin Australia from Brisbane to Cairns to help guide your decision. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
7.7
Good
4,293 reviews

Overall

7.7

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

7.6

Food

7.5

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

I am vegetarian. Got stale food both ways. Had stomach upset while going to india on one leg of journey. Same problem on return!. Trrible food. Did not like t all. May not consider flying again with Qatar.

7.7
Good
4,293 reviews
7.7
Good
4,293 reviews

Overall

7.7

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

7.6

Food

7.5

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

I am vegetarian. Got stale food both ways. Had stomach upset while going to india on one leg of journey. Same problem on return!. Trrible food. Did not like t all. May not consider flying again with Qatar.

7.7
Good
598 reviews
7.7
Good
4,293 reviews

Overall

7.7

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

7.6

Food

7.5

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

I am vegetarian. Got stale food both ways. Had stomach upset while going to india on one leg of journey. Same problem on return!. Trrible food. Did not like t all. May not consider flying again with Qatar.

7.6
Good
931 reviews
7.7
Good
4,293 reviews

Overall

7.7

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

7.6

Food

7.5

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

I am vegetarian. Got stale food both ways. Had stomach upset while going to india on one leg of journey. Same problem on return!. Trrible food. Did not like t all. May not consider flying again with Qatar.

6.8
Okay
613 reviews
7.7
Good
4,293 reviews

Overall

7.7

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

7.6

Food

7.5

Boarding

7.8

Comfort

7.6

Reviews

1 / 10

I am vegetarian. Got stale food both ways. Had stomach upset while going to india on one leg of journey. Same problem on return!. Trrible food. Did not like t all. May not consider flying again with Qatar.

Related info for your journey

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  • What airports do I use to fly from Brisbane to Cairns?

    Booking a flight from Brisbane (BNE) to Cairns (CNS) is your only option if you wish to fly from Brisbane to Cairns. On a typical day, there are 33 flights from Brisbane to Cairns, all of which are around 2h 20m for a nonstop flight. You can also purchase a plane ticket from 3 airlines when you book a flight from Brisbane to Cairns.

  • Can I find flights from Brisbane to Cairns for under $200 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Brisbane to Cairns for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $131, but on average you can expect to pay $147.

  • Are there nonstop flights from Brisbane to Cairns for under $200 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Brisbane to Cairns is less than $147.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Brisbane to Cairns for under $200?

    There are currently 7+ open flights from Brisbane to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $200.

  • What days are nonstop flights available from Brisbane to Cairns?

    Days when nonstop flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Saturday.

  • How popular is this Brisbane to Cairns flight route?

  • How many flights depart from Brisbane to Cairns on average per day?

    Travelers can expect 3 flights from Brisbane to Cairns on average per day.
    Morning (6am - Noon) - 33% of flight departures
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 67% of flight departures

  • How long is the flight from Brisbane to Cairns?

    A quick flight from Brisbane to Cairns can take about 2h 20m. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $131. The distance between Brisbane and Cairns is about 870 mi. All flights are typically nonstop.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Brisbane to Cairns round-trip?

    Flying on Jetstar is currently your cheapest option to Cairns, with prices starting at $131. Another option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $158 round trip. These flights start at 26% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

  • What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Brisbane to Cairns one-way?

    For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $151. Users have also found prices from $152 and $179 on Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways, respectively.

  • What are the most reliable airlines from Brisbane to Cairns?

    The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Brisbane to Cairns are Rex (100%), Qatar Airways (97%) and American Airlines (85%).

  • What are the cheapest flights from Brisbane to Cairns?

    Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $65. While the most popular route (Brisbane - Cairns) can be booked for $129 on average our data indicates $152 when flying from Brisbane to Cairns.

  • What does BNE to CNS mean?

    BNE and CNS are unique codes to identify airports used in the aviation industry. They are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and are commonly called IATA codes. BNE to CNS refers to a flight route from Brisbane Airport to Cairns Airport.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Brisbane to Cairns that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Brisbane to Cairns flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Brisbane to Cairns with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Brisbane to Cairns flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Brisbane to Cairns that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Brisbane to Cairns flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Brisbane to Cairns.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Brisbane to Cairns?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Brisbane to Cairns by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Brisbane to Cairns that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Brisbane to Cairns offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Brisbane to Cairns?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Brisbane to Cairns flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Brisbane to Cairns flight deals updated?

    The Brisbane to Cairns flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/13.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Brisbane to Cairns?

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JetstarCheapest$64Average$161FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$83Average$192FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
Qantas AirwaysCheapest$141Average$290FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%

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Hourly flight availability from Brisbane to Cairns

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17%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
44%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
26%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
13%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Brisbane to Cairns

Explore weekly flight availability from Brisbane to Cairns. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated June 13, 2024.
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