Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Cairns (CNS)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Cairns (CNS)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to CNS flight in 2022: compare Chicago to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Cairns (CHI - CNS)?

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Cairns in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 34% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

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

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Cairns. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Cairns in June, July 2022

The best prices found for CHI to CNS flights for June, July
19 Jul - 26 Jul
$3,047pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jul - 10 Jul
$3,399pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Jul - 26 Jul
$3,669pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Chicago found for this year
22 Nov - 28 Nov
$1,214pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Air Canada
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
19 Jul - 26 Jul
$3,047pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jul - 10 Jul
$3,399pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Cairns

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cairns from Chicago, departing today and this week
5 Jul - 10 Jul
$3,399pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Jul - 10 Jul
$4,494pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Cairns

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairns from Chicago?

Most people fly into Cairns (CNS) if they book a flight to Cairns from Chicago. On average, Cairns has 0 inbound flights from Chicago per day from 1 airline. Cairns is conveniently located just 2.8 mi from Cairns’s city center.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Cairns have flexible changes due to COVID-19?

Qantas Airways is one of the carriers that may have flexible change policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Cairns for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Cairns for under $1,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,214, but on average you can expect to pay $6,251.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Cairns for under $3,400?

There are currently 2+ open flights from Chicago to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $3,400.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Cairns?

On average you can expect to pay $2,292 for a flight from Chicago to Cairns. The cheapest flight overall is $2,292 while the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Cairns) is currently priced at $1,132.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cairns, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cairns from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Cairns

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

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

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

Documents
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.


Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Cairns?

Returning to Chicago from Cairns

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

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

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Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Cairns.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.46
Average temperature for June in Cairns
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Cairns
1.5 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Cairns