Cheap flights from Auckland to Cairns

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The best prices from Auckland Intl 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 to Cairns

All the information you need to plan the best AKL to CNS flight in 2022: compare Auckland to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.

AKL - CNS

Price

$408 - $586

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

CNS

Precipitation

20 - 430 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

$611

From Auckland Intl to Cairns

One-way from

$346

One-way flight from Auckland Intl to Cairns

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Auckland to Cairns?

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Cairns. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Auckland to Cairns 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 Auckland to Cairns for as little as $748 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 $819 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

May can be a great time to fly to Cairns from Auckland with a flight ticket averaging about $697. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $510. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Auckland to Cairns in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 4% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Auckland to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Auckland found for this year
8 Apr - 22 Apr
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 45m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

10h 35m
$617

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 27/1/22

24 May - 18 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 30m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 15m
$696

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 25/1/22

24 May - 18 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 30m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 15m
$697

Jetstar

View Deal

Deal found 27/1/22

One-way flights to Cairns from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Cairns
6 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

27h 40m
$346

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 26/1/22

9 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

14h 55m
$397

Air New Zealand

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Deal found 26/1/22

8 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

14h 55m
$436

Air New Zealand

View Deal

Deal found 26/1/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Auckland to Cairns flights.

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.

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 $618, but on average you can expect to pay $1,016.

How popular is this Auckland to Cairns flight route?

Within the past month, 1,548 users have taken a look at flights from Auckland Intl to Cairns.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Auckland to Cairns round-trip?

Jetstar, at $618, was found to be the cheapest airline from Auckland to Cairns. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Qantas Airways. Jetstar is currently priced 11% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Auckland to Cairns?

Consider Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Auckland to Cairns.

What are the cheapest flights from Auckland to Cairns?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Auckland to Cairns? While on average our users pay $521, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $369. The most popular route (Auckland Intl - Cairns), is priced around $696.

Can I fly to Cairns from Auckland Intl right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Auckland Intl to Cairns

Most visitors from Auckland Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cairns.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Auckland Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairns.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Auckland Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Cairns.

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Can I fly back to Auckland Intl from Cairns?

Returning to Auckland Intl from Cairns

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to quarantine after entering Auckland Intl.

Alternative routes for Auckland to Cairns

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Jetstar
Cheapest$369
Average$647
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
Cheapest$445
Average$787
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time74%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
Cheapest$529
Average$683
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time80%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$595
Average$830
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
Cheapest$612
Average$906
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety