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Cheap Flights to Cairns from Brisbane

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Brisbane to Cairns route information

Origin Airport Brisbane
Destination Airport Cairns Intl.
Airlines Serving Jetstar, Qantas Airways, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia
Flight Price AU$131
Distance 1,384 km

Cheap BNE to CNS Flights

  • Question : How much is a plane ticket to Cairns (CNS) from Brisbane (BNE)?
    Answer : They range anywhere from $213 to $1,212. Booking far in advance can typically help you get the cheapest ticket. Prices are usually less the further out you book.
  • Question : Can I change the date of my flight?
    Answer : You sure can and you may save money by changing when you take off. The lowest-cost day to fly in September is Saturday. You might think you're missing out taking off a day early, but we think of it as you just adding those savings towards your next holiday. A dollar saved is a holiday earned.
  • Question : How many flights are there per day from Brisbane to Cairns?
    Answer : Depending on the day of the week, the number of flight times will change, but on average there are 20. You’ll have more options on this route than most others departing Australia.
  • Question : How long does it take to fly from Brisbane to Cairns?
    Answer : Qantas currently holds the fastest travel time with two hours and 15 minutes. So, you would arrive in Cairns at 12:10 PM AEST if you left Brisbane at 9:55 AM AEST.
  • Question : What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?
    Answer : The cheapest day to fly from Brisbane to Cairns is on Saturday. So, if you would like to save some cash on your next trip look for flights on that day.
  • Question : How long is the flight from BNE to CNS?
    Answer : Qantas can take you there in two hours and 15 minutes. For example, if you were to leave Brisbane at 9:55 AM AEST, you would arrive in Cairns at 12:10 PM AEST. Just enough time to catch up on your television shows before your plane lands.
  • Question : From Brisbane to Cairns, which day of the week is going to have the most flight times?
    Answer : Sunday has the greatest variety of flight times for Brisbane to Cairns with 22. However, with 18 flight times, Saturday doesn't offer quite as many options when finding that perfect departure time.

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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Mar 22, 2019

VA is an exceptional airline in the australian region

Mar 5, 2019

The gentleman at the check in counter was very sweet and helpful!

Jan 25, 2019

Efficient without making the end user (customer), feel unimportant. Very pleasant experience

Nov 13, 2018

Flight attendant Brook outstanding

Oct 25, 2018

My only problem was very severe ear pain on descent, which took 40 minutes and I wonder if it was a sudden drop in height instead of a very gradual thing. No amount of nasal sprays, lollies or anything would have helped. My ear drums were severely pressured.

Oct 18, 2018

All good.

Oct 13, 2018

Nice flight, nice service but seat 8 was very worn.

Sep 30, 2018

The snack was awful

Aug 4, 2018

Run as scheduled

Aug 1, 2018

Family of 4 not seated together. Snacks not food quality.