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Cheap Flights to Cairns from Brisbane

Prices were available within the past 7 days and starts at AU$75 for one-way flights and for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Brisbane to Cairns route information

Origin Airport Brisbane
Destination Airport Cairns Intl.
Airlines Serving Jetstar, Qantas Airways, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia
Distance 1,384 km

Cheap BNE to CNS Flights

  • Can I change the date of my flight?

    Yes, you can adjust your departure or arrival date. If you would like to save some funds in doing so, the cheapest day to fly in February is Thursday. You might think you're missing out taking off a day earlier, but we think that you are just adding saving for your next trip. A dollar saved is a holiday earned.
  • How long do most people stay in Cairns?

    Of course, you're not most people, but if you were, you'd stay about four days.
  • From Brisbane to Cairns, which day of the week is going to have the most flight times?

    The day with the most departure times for this route is Monday with 24 options. The day of the week with the least amount of options is Saturday with only 14 different departures.
  • Which airline has the least delays from Brisbane to Cairns?

    Booking with Cathay Pacific means you will arrive to Cairns approximately the time you were supposed to. In fact, this airline has a 100% on-time average.
  • How much is a plane ticket to Cairns (CNS) from Brisbane (BNE)?

    They can vary from $190 to $400. Booking far in advance can usually help you get the cheapest rate. However, usually the sooner you book, the better price you get.
  • How many flights are there per day from Brisbane to Cairns?

    Of course, the day of the week matters, but on average, 20 different flight times exist when you fly from BNE to CNS. Compared to the average route departing AU with eight flight times, you'll have more choices than most.
  • What is the cheapest day of the week to fly from Brisbane to Cairns?

    The cheapest day to fly to Cairns from Brisbane is on Thursday. If you want to save a little money on your next holiday look for flights on that day.

BNE to CNS Flights

Brisbane and Cairns Airports

Brisbane to Cairns flights journey the eastern length of Queensland over some beautiful coastal views. Until the 1970s, Brisbane was served by Eagle Farm Airport, which was used by the Air Force during WWII. Now, Brisbane Airport (BNE) is the third-busiest airport in Australia and sees more than 20 million passengers per year. It houses many shops and cafes, and even boasts an indoor lawn on which to picnic or rest on layovers. Serving 26 airlines, the airport is a hub for several major lines, and Brisbane airfare is very competitive.

Grab cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns and then head 14 km north of the city centre to the airport. Long- and short-term parking is available at the international and domestic terminals. Because you scored such cheap flights to Cairns, splurge on valet parking and let them take care of your ride. From long-term parking, ride the AirPark shuttle and reach your terminal in five minutes. If you get a ride, drop off is easy on the Level 4 departures road. On return, you can get picked up on Level 2, or your ride can wait in inexpensive short-term parking near the terminals.

At Cairns Airport (CNS), you’re 7 km north of CBD, and Cairns car rentals are the easiest way to reach the city. If you prefer that others do the driving, Con-x-ion coaches take you door-to-terminal at Brisbane, or Airtrain departs every 15 minutes during peak hours from both Gold Coast and Brisbane to the terminals. In Cairns, you can grab a taxi at the airport, or take one of the shuttle buses that serve many of the surrounding areas.

Route Information

Flights from Brisbane to Cairns take passengers 1,700 km in two hours and hug the coast of the Coral Sea. As a major hub for Virgin Australia and a secondary hub for Qantas and Jetstar, many cheap flights to Cairns from Brisbane originate at BNE.

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