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The best prices from Auckland to Cairns are usually found in May or June, booked 28 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Auckland (AKL) to Cairns (CNS)

AKL - CNS
Price
$569 - $817
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Average price

$598

Average for round-trip flights in March 2021

Round-trip from

$569

From Auckland to Cairns

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 Auckland to Cairns?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Auckland to Cairns, book at least 28 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 15% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $697 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $763.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Auckland to Cairns?

Flights from Auckland to Cairns lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Auckland to Cairns in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $475.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Auckland to Cairns (AKL - CNS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Auckland to Cairns at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 10% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Auckland to Cairns 2021 flight deals

23 Oct - 26 Oct
$623pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
22 Oct - 25 Oct
$715pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
23 Oct - 26 Oct
$739pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl

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Flight FAQs

From Auckland to Cairns

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Auckland Intl to Cairns was viewed by 1,548 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Auckland Intl to Cairns that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, and Qantas Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Does it rain more in Auckland or Cairns?

The rainfall in Auckland is generally more than the rainfall in Cairns. This will continue over the next 6 days.

Is Auckland weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

With an average temperature of 31 °C, peak weather can be found in January. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Cairns are hotter than in Auckland.

Alternative routes for Auckland to Cairns

Destination information for Cairns

Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.94
Average temperature for March in Cairns
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Cairns
362.0 mm

Airports servicing Auckland

Airports servicing Cairns

Top 5 airlines flying from Auckland to Cairns

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$247 $432 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$354 $456 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$297 $526 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$397 $554 No cancel fee 75%
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Air New Zealand
$409 $606 No cancel fee 78%
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