Cheap Flights to Cairns from Melbourne

Prices were available within the past 7 days and starts at AU$132 for one-way flights and AU$263 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Reviews from verified customers

Feb 18, 2020

Lack of vegetarian options, there should be an option offered without having to order "special meal" the 2 offerings were both pork, one ham the other. bacon. Extremely poor & disappointing.

Jan 1, 2020

The plane was old and requires updating.

Dec 28, 2019

As usual Virgin did not let us down👍

Sep 29, 2019

Everything was fine. We even moved seats during the flight to the exit row 😃

Sep 23, 2019

Just happy overall. Good flying by pilot

Sep 2, 2019

Not used to such cramped seating as well as delayed departure

Aug 28, 2019

Eat before the flight there is nothing on the menu suitable for an early morning flight eg toasties

Aug 1, 2019

Not enough leg room but was ok for a three hour flight

Jul 30, 2019

Seats were too squashed in, not comfortable at all

Jul 26, 2019


Melbourne to Cairns route information

Origin Airport Tullamarine
Destination Airport Cairns Intl.
Airlines Serving Jetstar, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia
Flight Price AU$263
Distance 2,300 km

Cheap MEL to CNS Flights

MEL to CNS Flights

Melbourne and Cairns Airports

Melbourne Airport (MEL) is also known as Tullamarine Airport after the suburb of Tullamarine, which is adjacent to the terminals. It is the second-busiest airport in Australia, transporting over 30 million passengers a year. Melbourne to Cairns flights leave from all four terminals, depending on the airline you book with.

If you are using public transport to get to Melbourne Airport, take the Skybus Super Shuttle from Southern Cross or one of several local bus services from Melbourne suburbs and surrounding towns. If you’re driving yourself, there is a large car park about 100 m from the airport that is ideal for passengers departing from Terminals 1, 2, or 3. There is also a long-term lot for extended trips farther out that offers free shuttle service. Be sure to book online for better rates. If you’re being dropped off, there are two designated areas, one for Terminals 1, 2, and 3 and one at the new transportation hub for Terminal 4.

You’ll be landing at Cairns Airport (CNS), which is relatively small with one runway and two passenger terminals. It is the base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia and the helicopters of the State Emergency Service, and is located about seven kilometres north of Cairns CBD.

After arriving from your Melbourne flight, take the Cairns Airport Connect buses to the Translink public transport network—from there you can get to Cairns City or the northern beaches. To grab a taxi, look for the sheltered areas for taxi ranks outside each terminal. Car rentals in Cairns can also be arranged at the airport or booked with us at before your trip to save you time and money.

Route Information

Cheap flights to Cairns from Melbourne travel 2320 km, with a flight time of roughly 3 ½ hours.?Several airlines service this flight route with daily flights, so you have a variety of carrier options.

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