Cheap Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS)

Flight from Sydney to Cairns route information
Origin AirportKingsford Smith Intl.
Destination AirportCairns Intl.
Airlines ServingJetstar, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia
Flight PriceAU$234
Distance1960 km

SYD to CNS Flights

Sydney and Cairns Airports

When was the last time you set your sights to the north? Queensland wears many faces—lush green rainforest, sunny tropical beach, mountainous inland—and Cairns embodies them all. Book cheap flights from Sydney to Cairns here with to see for yourself. Begin your adventures by driving to Sydney Airport (SYD). The domestic car parks near terminals 2 and 3 will have you within walking distance of your gate, while the long-term Blu Emu car park offers shuttles every 15 minutes. But if you managed to score a ride to the airport, get dropped off at the departure level.

With your tickets booked, you’ll fly to Cairns and arrive at Cairns Airport (CNS). If you’re waiting on a ride, head to the pick-up area outside of the terminal. In terms of parking, the airport provides several options, including T1 budget, T2, and T2 covered car parks.

Route Information

On Sydney to Cairns flights, you have three hours to take in the scenery or read some magazines while you cross 1,900 km. Once you reach CNS, you’re less than 10 minutes by car to the city centre. Book a rental car in Cairns in advance with us, and have it waiting for you when you land. With your own set of wheels, you can road trip to the fertile Atherton Tableland, tromp through the Wet Tropics of Queensland, or haul your snorkel gear to Flynn Reef. And to think, all this rich exploring starts with cheap flights to Cairns from Sydney.

No Need to Wait

Cairns can wait, but can you? Beaches, rivers, lagoons, and forests are eager to welcome urban-weary travellers. But don’t worry, you’re not left completely to your own devices—Cairns is an active place with plenty for major metropolis lovers to see and do. And when the big city is calling your name, it’s a good thing you got your tickets to Sydney on to take you home.

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