Cheap Flights to Cairns from Sydney

Prices were available within the past 7 days and starts at AU$146 for one-way flights and AU$268 for round trip, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Reviews from verified customers

Feb 29, 2020

Couldn’t sleep much as seats weren’t comfy for me, (I have a torn Gluteus muscle and very sore to sit for extended times)

Feb 6, 2020

I love the Qantas Terminal

Jan 20, 2020

Left late from Sydney but arrived early at cairns

Dec 27, 2019

Great service with children jumped the big queue and checked in quickly.

Dec 25, 2019

Would recommend Virgin anytime.

Dec 16, 2019

Discounts on flights would be nice I intend to travel regularly from cairns to Sydney

Dec 5, 2019

All good. Only if they can to improve. Don't put any problem with the luggage with the weight. But all good.

Oct 11, 2019

Seats a bit cramped. I should have upgraded for my tall husband. Great for me thought

Oct 1, 2019

right on time well done

Sep 17, 2019

Printed our boarding passes and got Row 6 but when checking in got allocated row 23 so wasted time printing them up prior to getting to Sydney. Paid for luggage but noticed coming back from Cairns most peoples carry ons were much bigger and they never got weighed which was quite upsetting when we had done the payment for our luggage.

Sydney to Cairns route information

Origin Airport Kingsford Smith Intl.
Destination Airport Cairns Intl.
Airlines Serving Jetstar, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia
Flight Price AU$268
Distance 1,960 km

Cheap SYD to CNS Flights

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.