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Cheap flights from Auckland to Cairns

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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 Saturday or Monday and return on a Monday

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

All the information you need to plan the best AKL to CNS flight in 2021: compare Auckland to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
AKL - CNS
Price
$571 - $820
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

Round-trip from

$571

From Auckland to Cairns

One-way from

$297

One-way flight 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 Friday, 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 $700 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $766.

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 $477.

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 in the morning. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 4% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Auckland to Cairns in June, July 2021

The best prices found for AKL to CNS flights in June, July
26 Jul - 30 Jul
$624pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
17 Jul - 20 Jul
$690pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
26 Jul - 30 Jul
$694pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
   
2 STOPS
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl

Auckland to Cairns 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Auckland found for this year
26 Jul - 30 Jul
$624pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
18 Nov - 30 Nov
$673pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
17 Jul - 20 Jul
$690pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl

Direct flights to Cairns from Auckland

Save time with Auckland to Cairns direct flight deals
17 Jul - 20 Jul
$721pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Air New Zealand
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
26 Jul - 30 Jul
$759pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qantas Airways
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
18 Jul - 18 Jul
$763pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

One-way flights to Cairns from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Cairns
11:55 - 14:40
Jetstar
1 stop
28h 45m
AKL - CNS
Jetstar
$297
Kiwi.com
08:10 - 18:10
Jetstar
1 stop
12h 00m
AKL - CNS
Jetstar
$360
mytrip.com
16:25 - 14:40
Jetstar
2 stops
24h 15m
AKL - CNS
Jetstar
$308
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Auckland to Cairns

Can I find flights from Auckland to Cairns for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to Cairns for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $624, but on average you can expect to pay $736.

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.

Are there direct flights from Auckland to Cairns for under $840 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 5 direct flights from Auckland to Cairns under $840. A good price for a direct flight from Auckland to Cairns is less than $757.

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.

Does it rain more in Auckland or Cairns?

The rainfall in Auckland is generally less than the rainfall in Cairns. This will continue over the next 9 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.

How long does is the flight from Auckland to Cairns?

Departing from Auckland to Cairns will take you 5h 30m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Auckland to Cairns return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Auckland to Cairns from $625 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Air New Zealand, from $698, and Qantas Airways, from $759. Jetstar is currently priced 4% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Auckland to Cairns one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $297.

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Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Auckland to Cairns.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.93
Flight duration
5h 07m
Average temperature for June in Cairns
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Cairns
39.0 mm

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Top 5 airlines flying from Auckland to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Auckland to Cairns 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
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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