Cheap flights from Darwin to Cairns (DRW - CNS)

DRW — CNS
Jul 27 — Aug 31

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The best prices from Darwin to Cairns are usually found in November or February, booked 73 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Monday

Cheap flight deals from Darwin to Cairns

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Darwin (DRW) 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 July 22, 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

November

Average price

$571
High demand for flights, 47% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in July 2024

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

Flights from Darwin to Cairns are found to be more expensive on Friday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cairns.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Darwin to Cairns at least 61 days early can save you up to 135% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Darwin to Cairns for as little as $227 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $280 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Our data shows that November tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cairns from Darwin. Users have commonly found prices around $305 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $189. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

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

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Darwin to Cairns as you normally would.

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Darwin to Cairns. Price data was last updated on July 19, 2024.
Booking 73 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights from Darwin to Cairns. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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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).

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

    You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Wednesday, Friday.

  • How popular is this Darwin to Cairns flight route?

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

    Travelers can expect 1 flight from Darwin to Cairns on average per day.
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

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

    Consider Alliance Airlines (74%), Qantas Airways (55%) or Jetstar (37%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Darwin to Cairns.

  • What does DRW to CNS mean?

    DRW 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. DRW to CNS refers to a flight route from Darwin Airport to Cairns Airport.

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

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns that include hotel bookings?

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

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

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

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

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Darwin 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 Darwin to Cairns?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Darwin 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.

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Darwin to Cairns?

    Currently, April is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Darwin to Cairns (average of $1,458). Flying from Darwin to Cairns in January is currently the most expensive (average of $2,226). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Hourly flight availability from Darwin to Cairns

Find hourly flight availability from Darwin to Cairns. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated July 22, 2024.
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63%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
27%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
9%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Darwin to Cairns

Explore weekly flight availability from Darwin 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 July 22, 2024.
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