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Cheap Flights to Cairns from Sydney

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Sydney to Cairns route information

Origin Airport Kingsford Smith Intl.
Destination Airport Cairns Intl.
Airlines Serving Jetstar, Qantas Airways, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia
Flight Price AU$227
Distance 1,960 km

Cheap SYD to CNS Flights

  • Can I change the date of my flight?

    You sure can change your departure or arrival date and you may save yourself some money by changing when you take off. The lowest-cost day to fly in November is Saturday. If you can go with the flow, you may just find that you can pocket some additional money that you can use for future trips.
  • How much is a plane ticket to Cairns (CNS) from Sydney (SYD)?

    Cost can range anywhere from $212 to $1,832, prices for SYD to CNS do change a lot more than most routes in Australia. Prices are usually lower the further out you book.
  • How many flights are there per day from Sydney to Cairns?

    The number does differ by the day of the week, but on average, you can expect 15 different choice of flight times when you book. That is higher than the national average of eight.
  • What day has the most flight time options?

    Wednesday has the greatest variety of flight times for Sydney to Cairns with 17. However, with 14 flight times, Thursday doesn't offer quite as many options when finding that perfect departure time.
  • What is the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney to Cairns?

    The cheapest day to fly to Cairns from Sydney is on Saturday. If you are trying to save some cash on your next trip look for flights on that day.
  • Which airline has the least delays from Sydney to Cairns?

    Booking with Jetstar means you will arrive to Cairns approximately the time you were supposed to. In fact, this airline has an 85% average for getting there on time.
  • How long is the flight from SYD to CNS?

    If you're able to take the direct flight (which is offered by Qantas), you will be able to leave SYD at 9:40 AM AEDT and get to CNS at 11:40 AM AEST (three hours). Remember, there is a time change of one hour.

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.