Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Cairns (CNS) from $757

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Cairns departing on 3/5. 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.
SFO — CNS
Mar 5 — Mar 121

Cheap flight deals from San Francisco to Cairns

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Francisco (SFO) 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 February 29, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

February

Round-trip from

$1,535

One-way from

$757
High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 32% potential price drop
From San Francisco to Cairns
One-way flight from San Francisco to Cairns

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

Thursday 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.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Cairns from San Francisco with a flight ticket averaging about $1,808. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $1,233. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Cairns (SFO - CNS)?

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

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from San Francisco to Cairns

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Qantas Airways for the route between San Francisco and Cairns. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced Qantas Airways flights heading from San Francisco to Cairns. It's recommended that users confirm their flight details before booking.
Thu 3/289:20 pmSFO - CNS
1 stop21h 15mQantas Airways
Thu 4/412:30 pmCNS - SFO
1 stop21h 20mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/29$1,707
Thu 3/289:20 pmSFO - CNS
1 stop21h 15mQantas Airways
Thu 4/412:45 pmCNS - SFO
2 stops21h 05mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/29$1,715
Wed 3/276:59 pmSFO - CNS
3 stops29h 51mQantas Airways
Wed 4/39:10 amCNS - SFO
3 stops26h 08mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/28$2,476
Tue 4/1610:15 pmSFO - CNS
1 stop22h 50mQantas Airways
Sat 4/207:20 pmCNS - SFO
2 stops31h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/28$2,661
Tue 4/1610:15 pmSFO - CNS
1 stop27h 00mQantas Airways
Sat 4/204:10 pmCNS - SFO
1 stop18h 40mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/28$2,682
Tue 4/1610:15 pmSFO - CNS
1 stop27h 00mQantas Airways
Sat 4/2010:15 amCNS - SFO
1 stop24h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/27$2,683

Cheap Air New Zealand flights from San Francisco to Cairns

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Air New Zealand for the route between San Francisco and Cairns. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Take a gander at the lowest prices we've found on Air New Zealand flights from San Francisco to Cairns. If these deals don't fit your criteria, make sure to check back soon as new deals are always added.
Wed 3/278:45 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops42h 45mAir New Zealand
Wed 4/32:35 pmCNS - SFO
2 stops38h 15mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/28$1,594
Wed 3/278:45 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops42h 45mAir New Zealand
Wed 4/38:30 pmCNS - SFO
3 stops43h 32mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/28$1,755
Thu 3/288:45 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops28h 05mAir New Zealand
Thu 4/46:00 amCNS - SFO
3 stops34h 02mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/29$1,798
Thu 3/287:05 pmSFO - CNS
3 stops47h 45mAir New Zealand
Thu 4/46:00 amCNS - SFO
3 stops34h 02mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/29$2,638

Cheap San Francisco to Cairns flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from San Francisco to Cairns specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Prices were last updated on February 29, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from San Francisco to Cairns in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Thu 3/284:45 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops28h 20mMultiple Airlines
Thu 4/46:00 amCNS - SFO
2 stops23h 22mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$1,352
Wed 3/2710:56 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops46h 09mUnited Airlines
Wed 4/36:00 amCNS - SFO
1 stop17h 30mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/28$1,354
Wed 3/278:45 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops42h 45mAir New Zealand
Wed 4/32:35 pmCNS - SFO
2 stops38h 15mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/28$1,594
Thu 3/289:20 pmSFO - CNS
1 stop21h 15mQantas Airways
Thu 4/412:30 pmCNS - SFO
1 stop21h 20mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/29$1,707
Thu 3/289:20 pmSFO - CNS
1 stop21h 15mQantas Airways
Thu 4/412:45 pmCNS - SFO
2 stops21h 05mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/29$1,715
Wed 3/278:45 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops42h 45mAir New Zealand
Wed 4/38:30 pmCNS - SFO
3 stops43h 32mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/28$1,755
Thu 3/288:45 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops28h 05mAir New Zealand
Thu 4/46:00 amCNS - SFO
3 stops34h 02mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/29$1,798
Tue 3/2612:40 amSFO - CNS
2 stops35h 30mMultiple Airlines
Wed 4/312:00 pmCNS - SFO
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/28$1,870
Wed 3/2712:40 amSFO - CNS
2 stops35h 30mMultiple Airlines
Thu 4/412:00 pmCNS - SFO
1 stop19h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$1,910

San Francisco to Cairns 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between San Francisco and Cairns in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals from San Francisco to Cairns in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Thu 9/1211:35 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops25h 40mMultiple Airlines
Sat 9/216:35 amCNS - SFO
2 stops23h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/28$1,155
Tue 8/1311:35 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops25h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 8/206:55 pmCNS - SFO
2 stops35h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/28$1,156
Sun 8/1110:00 pmSFO - CNS
1 stop19h 45mAir New Zealand
Sat 8/179:10 amCNS - SFO
2 stops44h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/27$1,163
Thu 9/1210:00 pmSFO - CNS
1 stop19h 45mAir New Zealand
Sat 9/216:40 pmCNS - SFO
2 stops35h 10mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/28$1,208
Sat 11/237:45 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops28h 15mAir New Zealand
Sat 11/306:40 pmCNS - SFO
2 stops34h 25mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/29$1,218
Mon 8/1210:00 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops51h 00mAir New Zealand
Mon 8/268:30 pmCNS - SFO
2 stops33h 20mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/28$1,233
Sun 8/1110:00 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops27h 30mAir New Zealand
Sat 8/179:10 amCNS - SFO
2 stops44h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/27$1,238
Mon 8/127:10 pmSFO - CNS
2 stops46h 35mAir New Zealand
Wed 8/218:30 pmCNS - SFO
2 stops33h 20mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/28$1,280
Tue 8/1310:00 pmSFO - CNS
1 stop19h 45mAir New Zealand
Tue 8/207:20 pmCNS - SFO
2 stops58h 30mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/28$1,302

One-way flights to Cairns from San Francisco

Search for one-way flight options from San Francisco 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 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.
Take a look at some of the best available options we've come across on one-way flights from San Francisco to Cairns. Users can also find round-trip San Francisco to Cairns flights by using the search form above.
Tue 3/53:50 pmSFO - CNS
1 stop42h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$757
Tue 3/59:40 amSFO - CNS
2 stops37h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$773
Tue 3/59:40 amSFO - CNS
3 stops37h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$866
Mon 3/412:05 amSFO - CNS
2 stops34h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$1,388
Mon 3/412:05 amSFO - CNS
3 stops34h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$1,428
Mon 3/412:20 amSFO - CNS
1 stop36h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 2/29$8,229

Find flights from San Francisco to Cairns within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from San Francisco 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 3,314,962 searches. Data last updated February 29, 2024.

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$1,352 - $1,870

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San FranciscoCairns

SFO - CNS

SFOCNS

San Francisco

Thu 3/28

2 stops28h 20m

Cairns

Thu 4/4

2 stops23h 22m

$1,352

San FranciscoCairns

SFO - CNS

SFOCNS

San Francisco

Wed 3/27

2 stops46h 09m

Cairns

Wed 4/3

1 stop17h 30m

$1,354

San FranciscoCairns

SFO - CNS

SFOCNS

San Francisco

Tue 4/16

2 stops38h 29m

Cairns

Sat 4/20

2 stops45h 17m

$1,370

San FranciscoCairns

SFO - CNS

SFOCNS

San Francisco

Wed 3/27

2 stops42h 45m

Cairns

Wed 4/3

2 stops38h 15m

$1,594

San FranciscoCairns

SFO - CNS

SFOCNS

San Francisco

Thu 3/28

1 stop21h 15m

Cairns

Thu 4/4

1 stop21h 20m

$1,707

San FranciscoCairns

SFO - CNS

SFOCNS

San Francisco

Thu 3/28

1 stop21h 15m

Cairns

Thu 4/4

2 stops21h 05m

$1,715

San FranciscoCairns

SFO - CNS

SFOCNS

San Francisco

Wed 3/27

2 stops42h 45m

Cairns

Wed 4/3

3 stops43h 32m

$1,755

San FranciscoCairns

SFO - CNS

SFOCNS

San Francisco

Thu 3/28

2 stops28h 05m

Cairns

Thu 4/4

3 stops34h 02m

$1,798

San FranciscoCairns

SFO - CNS

SFOCNS

San Francisco

Tue 3/26

2 stops35h 30m

Cairns

Wed 4/3

1 stop19h 55m

$1,870

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Deals found on 2/29

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Cairns. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their San Francisco to Cairns flight should consider departing on Saturday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Monday evenings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Cairns by month

Plan your trip from San Francisco to Cairns by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from San Francisco to Cairns is currently $2,240 while a round-trip flight costs $1,613. Price data was last updated on February 25, 2024.

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Francisco to Cairns (average of $1,535). Flying from San Francisco to Cairns in July is currently the most expensive (average of $2,342). 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.

January

$2,293

February

$1,535

March

$1,683

April

$1,956

May

$1,710

June

$1,956

July

$2,342

August

$2,042

September

$1,631

October

$1,753

November

$1,784

December

$1,894

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

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 February 29, 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly from San Francisco to Cairns, see what other customers have to say about Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very good
729 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Food

7.7

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

8.3
Very good
729 reviews
8.3
Very good
729 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Food

7.7

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

7.8
Good
1,107 reviews
8.3
Very good
729 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Food

7.7

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

7.4
Good
11,794 reviews
8.3
Very good
729 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Food

7.7

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

7.0
Good
6,677 reviews
8.3
Very good
729 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Crew

8.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.3

Food

7.7

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

The flight was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

Related info for your journey

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Can I find flights from San Francisco to Cairns for under $1,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Cairns for under $1,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,352, but on average you can expect to pay $1,997.

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

Our cheapest airline available from San Francisco to Cairns is United Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $1,354 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Air Canada and Air New Zealand, starting at $1,370 and $1,594 round-trip. You may be able to fly from San Francisco to Cairns for 25% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What does SFO to CNS mean?

SFO stands for San Francisco Airport, while CNS stands for Cairns Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

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Top 2 airlines flying from San Francisco to Cairns

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AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
Qantas AirwaysCheapest$1,238Average$1,645FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Air New ZealandCheapest$1,462Average$1,838FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%
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