Cheap flights from Sydney to Cairns (SYD - CNS) from $82

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 12/16. 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.
SYD — CNS
Jun 25 — Jul 21

The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns are usually found in May or April, booked 76 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

Cheap flight deals from Sydney to Cairns

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Sydney (SYD) 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 20, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

May

Round-trip from

$1,458

One-way from

$82
High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns
One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cairns

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

Departing on a Saturday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 9% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 42% by booking at least 58 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Sydney to Cairns within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $251.

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

May can be a great time to fly to Cairns from Sydney with a flight ticket averaging about $230. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $88. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Sydney to Cairns in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 17% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap Sydney to Cairns flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Sydney 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 3,256,981 searches. Prices were last updated on June 20, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Sydney to Cairns in June and July 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Tue 7/236:10 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Wed 7/316:35 amCNS - SYD
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/18$168
Tue 7/237:45 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Wed 7/316:35 amCNS - SYD
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$169
Thu 7/186:10 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Thu 7/256:55 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$170
Fri 7/193:10 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Tue 7/236:55 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$176
Fri 7/193:10 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Thu 7/256:55 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$178
Thu 7/186:10 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Thu 7/256:55 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$179
Fri 7/196:10 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Fri 7/266:50 amCNS - SYD
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$185
Sat 7/206:10 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Sat 7/276:55 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/20$186
Mon 7/157:45 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Tue 7/306:55 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$187

Sydney to Cairns 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Sydney and Cairns in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
The lowest fares we've come across on flights traveling from Sydney to Cairns in June and July 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Tue 7/236:10 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Wed 7/316:35 amCNS - SYD
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/18$168
Tue 7/237:45 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Thu 8/16:55 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/18$169
Fri 8/167:45 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Wed 8/216:35 amCNS - SYD
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$170
Fri 7/193:10 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Tue 7/236:55 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$176
Fri 7/193:10 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Thu 7/256:55 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$178
Fri 10/188:45 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Thu 10/244:10 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$179
Tue 9/173:10 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Sun 9/296:35 amCNS - SYD
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$180
Mon 10/218:45 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Wed 10/234:10 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$182
Fri 7/196:10 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Fri 7/266:50 amCNS - SYD
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$185

Sydney to Cairns flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Sydney 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 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
Have a look at some of the flights available from Sydney to Cairns departing last-minute. To prevent any unwanted surprises, users should verify their flight info before booking.
Tue 6/257:45 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Sun 6/306:35 amCNS - SYD
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$194
Tue 6/257:45 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mMultiple Airlines
Sun 6/307:15 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/19$209
Wed 6/266:10 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Sun 6/306:35 amCNS - SYD
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$237
Wed 6/266:00 amSYD - CNS
1 stop7h 10mVirgin Australia
Sat 6/297:15 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/19$248
Tue 6/257:00 amSYD - CNS
1 stop16h 55mVirgin Australia
Sun 6/307:15 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/19$263
Thu 6/277:00 amSYD - CNS
1 stop6h 10mVirgin Australia
Sun 6/307:15 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/20$269
Thu 6/278:10 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 15mVirgin Australia
Sun 6/307:15 pmCNS - SYD
Nonstop2h 55mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/20$289
Thu 6/277:00 amSYD - CNS
1 stop6h 10mVirgin Australia
Sun 6/301:50 pmCNS - SYD
1 stop4h 50mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/20$323
Wed 6/266:00 amSYD - CNS
1 stop7h 10mVirgin Australia
Sat 6/2911:50 amCNS - SYD
1 stop6h 50mVirgin Australia
Deal found 6/19$334

One-way flights to Cairns from Sydney

Search for one-way flight options from Sydney 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 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
If you're seeking multiple options on one-way flights from Sydney to Cairns, be sure to check out these deals, which are updated often. Users in need of a round-trip flight from Sydney to Cairns instead should update the search form at the top of page.
Mon 12/163:35 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$82
Sat 8/107:45 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Deal found 6/18$85
Tue 12/173:35 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$88
Fri 12/138:25 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$89
Thu 7/186:10 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$90
Wed 12/116:00 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$95
Thu 12/123:35 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 00mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$98
Tue 8/66:10 amSYD - CNS
Nonstop3h 05mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$100
Sat 12/148:25 pmSYD - CNS
Nonstop2h 55mJetstar
Deal found 6/19$101

Find flights from Sydney to Cairns within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Sydney 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 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.

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Sydney Kingsford SmithCairns

SYD - CNS

SYDCNS

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Tue 7/23

Nonstop3h 05m

Cairns

Wed 7/31

Nonstop3h 00m

$168

Sydney Kingsford SmithCairns

SYD - CNS

SYDCNS

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Tue 7/23

Nonstop3h 05m

Cairns

Wed 7/31

Nonstop3h 00m

$169

Sydney Kingsford SmithCairns

SYD - CNS

SYDCNS

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Fri 8/16

Nonstop3h 05m

Cairns

Wed 8/21

Nonstop3h 00m

$170

Sydney Kingsford SmithCairns

SYD - CNS

SYDCNS

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Fri 7/19

Nonstop3h 05m

Cairns

Tue 7/23

Nonstop2h 55m

$176

Sydney Kingsford SmithCairns

SYD - CNS

SYDCNS

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Tue 7/16

Nonstop3h 05m

Cairns

Fri 7/26

Nonstop2h 55m

$192

Sydney Kingsford SmithCairns

SYD - CNS

SYDCNS

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Mon 7/15

Nonstop3h 05m

Cairns

Mon 7/29

Nonstop2h 55m

$200

Sydney Kingsford SmithCairns

SYD - CNS

SYDCNS

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Thu 7/11

Nonstop3h 15m

Cairns

Thu 7/11

Nonstop2h 55m

$231

Sydney Kingsford SmithCairns

SYD - CNS

SYDCNS

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sat 7/13

Nonstop3h 15m

Cairns

Thu 7/18

1 stop14h 20m

$358

Sydney Kingsford SmithCairns

SYD - CNS

SYDCNS

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sun 7/14

1 stop21h 25m

Cairns

Mon 7/29

1 stop10h 10m

$364

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Deals found on 6/18

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Sydney to Cairns. Price data was last updated on June 14, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Sydney to Cairns, you should look to book at least 76 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 Sydney to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Sydney to Cairns. Price data was last updated on June 16, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Sydney to Cairns flight should consider departing on Wednesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday 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 Sydney to Cairns

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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 20, 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly from Sydney to Cairns, see what other customers have to say about Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways. Reviews also offer insight into each airline's entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews

Comfort

8.3

Boarding

8.9

Crew

9.3

Food

7.5

Entertainment

6.4

Overall

9.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews
9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews

Comfort

8.3

Boarding

8.9

Crew

9.3

Food

7.5

Entertainment

6.4

Overall

9.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

8.2
Very good
587 reviews
9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews

Comfort

8.3

Boarding

8.9

Crew

9.3

Food

7.5

Entertainment

6.4

Overall

9.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

7.7
Good
577 reviews
9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews

Comfort

8.3

Boarding

8.9

Crew

9.3

Food

7.5

Entertainment

6.4

Overall

9.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

7.6
Good
916 reviews
9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews

Comfort

8.3

Boarding

8.9

Crew

9.3

Food

7.5

Entertainment

6.4

Overall

9.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

6.8
Okay
603 reviews
9.2
Wonderful
26 reviews

Comfort

8.3

Boarding

8.9

Crew

9.3

Food

7.5

Entertainment

6.4

Overall

9.2

Reviews

1 / 2

Very good. On time, very pleasant staff, more legroom than some other airlines. Our airline of choice

Related info for your journey

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

    If you book a flight from Sydney to Cairns, you will be flying from Kingsford Smith to Cairns. Flights to Cairns (CNS) from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) take 3h 05m for a nonstop flight. There are 20 flights from Kingsford Smith to Cairns per day from 3 airlines.

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

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Cairns for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $168, but on average you can expect to pay $186.

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

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Sydney to Cairns under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Sydney to Cairns is less than $184.

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

    There are currently 18+ open flights from Sydney to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $200.

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

    Nonstop flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Thursday, Friday.

  • How popular is this Sydney to Cairns flight route?

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

    7 flight departures from Sydney to Cairns per day on average.
    Morning (6am - Noon) - 86% of flight departures
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 14% of flight departures

  • How long is the flight from Sydney to Cairns?

    For as low as $168, Jetstar can have you in Cairns from Sydney in 3h 05m. There are 1232 mi between Sydney and Cairns. Generally, flights for this route are nonstop.

  • What is the cheapest airline to fly from Sydney to Cairns round-trip?

    Currently priced at $168, Jetstar will fly you from Sydney to Cairns and back. In addition to Jetstar, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. This flight start at 27% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

    Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Sydney to Cairns on time: Etihad Airways (92%), Virgin Australia (90%), Hawaiian Airlines (90%).

  • What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Cairns?

    Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $85. While the most popular route (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Cairns) can be booked for $177 on average our data indicates $455 when flying from Sydney to Cairns.

  • What does SYD to CNS mean?

    This is defined as Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) and Cairns Airport (CNS). Codes like Cairns Airport are often used to just call airports uniquely.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Many airlines flying from Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns flight deals updated?

    The Sydney to Cairns flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/20.

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

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JetstarCheapest$106Average$218FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$172Average$386FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%

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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Cairns

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6%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Sydney to Cairns

Explore weekly flight availability from Sydney 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 20, 2024.
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