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

WLG - CNS
Price
$533 - $996

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

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

Round-trip from

$533

From Wellington to Cairns International

One-way from

$487

One-way flight from Wellington 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 to Cairns International?

Travellers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 9% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Wellington to Cairns International at least 28 days early can save you up to 15% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 28 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Wellington to Cairns International for as little as $700 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $765 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Flights from Wellington to Cairns International lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Wellington to Cairns International in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $477.

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

It’s optimal to fly from Wellington to Cairns International in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 11% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Wellington to Cairns International 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns International from Wellington found for this year
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$1,054pp
WLG
Wellington
Virgin Australia
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$1,055pp
WLG
Wellington
Virgin Australia
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$1,058pp
WLG
Wellington
Virgin Australia
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington

One-way flights to Cairns International from Wellington

The cheapest one-way flights from Wellington to Cairns International
02:45 - 18:55
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
19h 10m
WLG - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$487
Flyus
02:45 - 08:35
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
32h 50m
WLG - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$809
Flyus
15:35 - 12:35
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
24h 00m
WLG - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$993
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Useful info, stats and facts about Wellington to Cairns International flights.

Flight FAQs

From Wellington to Cairns International

Can I find flights from Wellington to Cairns International for under $1,119 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Wellington to Cairns International for under $1,119. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $1,054, but on average you can expect to pay $1,112.

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.

Are there direct flights from Wellington to Cairns International for under $1,119 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Wellington to Cairns International, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

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

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.

How long does is the flight from Wellington to Cairns International?

For as low as $1,214, Qantas Airways can have you in Cairns International from Wellington in 11h 50m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Wellington to Cairns International return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Wellington to Cairns International from $1,054 return. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Qantas Airways.

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Destination information for Cairns International

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Top 3 airlines flying from Wellington to Cairns International

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Wellington 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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