Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Cairns (CNS)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Cairns (CNS)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to CNS flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
SFO - CNS
Price
$1,005 - $1,414
CNS
Temperature
69.8 - 80.6 °F
CNS
Precipitation
0.8 - 16.9 inches

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise

Cheapest in

September

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Average price

$1,287

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$1,005

From San Francisco to Cairns

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Cairns (SFO - CNS)?

When flying from San Francisco to Cairns, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 31% versus a flight at noon.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Cairns?

September can be a great time to fly to Cairns from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $1,191. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of September for as cheap as $879. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August.

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

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from San Francisco to Cairns. 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.

San Francisco to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from San Francisco found for this year
10 Jul - 21 Jul
$1,196pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
14 Mar - 2 Apr
$1,262pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
17 May - 22 May
$1,288pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Cairns

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to Cairns have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, and Air New Zealand are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Qantas Airways with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Cairns for under $1,200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Cairns for under $1,200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,196, but on average you can expect to pay $1,579.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Cairns round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from San Francisco to Cairns is ANA. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,786 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Air Canada and Air New Zealand, starting at $1,850 and $1,882 round-trip.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Cairns?

Before booking your flight from San Francisco to Cairns check out the most popular airlines for this route: Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways or Virgin Australia.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Cairns?

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Cairns? While on average our users pay $1,430, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $1,036. The most popular route (San Francisco - Cairns), is priced around $1,262.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cairns, Australia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cairns from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Cairns

Most visitors from San Francisco will not be allowed to enter Cairns.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairns.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco 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.


Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Cairns?

Returning to San Francisco from Cairns

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairns must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to San Francisco.

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Cairns

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Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Cairns.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $1.40
Average temperature for January in Cairns
87.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Cairns
12.7 ″

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