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How to find the cheapest flight from
Wellington International (WLG) to Cairns International (CNS)

WLG - CNS
Price
$529 - $988

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Average price

$890

Average for round-trip flights in January 2021

Round-trip from

$529

From Wellington International to Cairns International

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Wellington International to Cairns International?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 9% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Wellington International to Cairns International?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 28 days in advance to save up to 15% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 28 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Wellington International to Cairns International 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $694, or $759 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Wellington International to Cairns International?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cairns International from Wellington International. Prices for May average $647 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $473. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 25% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Wellington International to Cairns International (WLG - CNS)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Wellington International to Cairns International in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 11% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Wellington International to Cairns International 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns International from Wellington International found for this year
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$1,030pp
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$1,052pp
WLG
Wellington
Virgin Australia
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$1,053pp
WLG
Wellington
Virgin Australia
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington

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Flight FAQs

From Wellington International to Cairns International

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 367 users have taken a look at flights from Wellington to Cairns.

Which airlines flying from Wellington to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Wellington to Cairns have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Virgin Australia with this kind of flexibility.

Does it rain more in Wellington or Cairns?

Wellington will have less rainfall in 2 compared to Cairns over the next 5 days.

Is Wellington weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 31 °Cs in January, on average. The temperature in Cairns is generally hotter than in Wellington. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

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Top 3 airlines flying from Wellington International to Cairns International

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Wellington International to Cairns International choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
$371 $518 No cancel fee 80%
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Air New Zealand
$373 $586 No cancel fee 78%
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Qantas Airways
$355 $627 No cancel fee 74%
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