Cheap flights from Auckland to Cairns

AKL — CNS
15 Aug — 22 Aug1
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The best prices from Auckland Intl to Cairns are usually found in November or August, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday 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 2022: compare Auckland to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.

AKL - CNS

Price

$532 - $829

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

CNS

Rainfall

20 - 430 mm

Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop
Round-trip from$847From Auckland Intl to Cairns
One-way from$422One-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 61 days early can save you up to 65% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Auckland to Cairns for as little as $1,394 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 $1,655 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

November can be a great time to fly to Cairns from Auckland with a flight ticket averaging about $1,026. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of November for as cheap as $730. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of April.

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 evening. Doing so could potentially save you 29% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Auckland to Cairns in August, September 2022

The best prices found for AKL to CNS flights in August, September
6 Sep - 14 Sep
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 40m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 15m
$907

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

6 Sep - 14 Sep
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 40m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

16h 45m
$1,031

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

6 Sep - 14 Sep
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

3 stops

23h 50m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 15m
$1,038

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Auckland to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Auckland found for this year
22 Nov - 26 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

29h 35m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

25h 00m
$753

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 7/8/22

23 Nov - 24 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

7h 50m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

10h 30m
$788

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 7/8/22

20 Nov - 29 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

7h 50m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

10h 30m
$789

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 7/8/22

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Auckland to Cairns

18 Nov - 25 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

19h 05m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

30h 30m
$861

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

27 Oct - 29 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

10h 40m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

8h 45m
$863

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

19 Oct - 26 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

11h 05m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

8h 40m
$905

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Cheap Air New Zealand flights from Auckland to Cairns

21 Oct - 23 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

5h 50m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

4h 25m
$931

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

21 Oct - 25 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

5h 50m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

4h 25m
$972

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Direct flights to Cairns from Auckland

Save time with Auckland to Cairns direct flight deals
21 Oct - 23 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

5h 50m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

4h 25m
$931

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

21 Oct - 25 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

5h 50m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

4h 25m
$972

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

23 Oct - 25 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

5h 50m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

4h 25m
$980

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Last-minute flights from Auckland to Cairns

Late deals on return flights to Cairns from Auckland, departing today and this week
15 Aug - 22 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

27h 25m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

17h 40m
$1,044

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

15 Aug - 22 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

12h 05m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

16h 00m
$1,238

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

15 Aug - 22 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

22h 00m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

20h 40m
$1,252

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

One-way flights to Cairns from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Cairns
28 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

7h 50m
$325

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

22 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

29h 35m
$355

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

31 Jan
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

9h 05m
$385

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Related info for your journey

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

What airports do I use to fly from Auckland to Cairns?

You will need to book a flight from Auckland Intl to Cairns if you want to fly from Auckland to Cairns. At least 3 different airlines have flights from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Cairns (CNS) on a regular basis. There is 1 flight to Cairns from the Auckland airport per day. If you manage to book one that is nonstop, then you can expect the flight time from AKL to CNS to be around 5h 50m.

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 Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, and Jetstar. 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 $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to Cairns for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $753, but on average you can expect to pay $855.

Are there direct flights from Auckland to Cairns for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from Auckland to Cairns under $1,000. A good price for a direct flight from Auckland to Cairns is less than $1,251.

Are there last-minute flights available from Auckland to Cairns for under $1,100?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Auckland to Cairns within the next 7 days for less than $1,100.

How popular is this Auckland to Cairns flight route?

Within the past month, 651 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 $753, was found to be the cheapest airline from Auckland to Cairns.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand. Jetstar is currently priced 26% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

$325 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Jetstar. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand, with prices starting from $385 and $407, respectively.

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

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

What are the most reliable airlines from Auckland to Cairns?

Before booking your flight to Cairns from Auckland, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: Air New Zealand (67%), Singapore Airlines (67%), Air China( 67%).

What are the cheapest flights from Auckland to Cairns?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Auckland to Cairns? While on average our users pay $782, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $444. The most popular route (Auckland Intl - Cairns), is priced around $753.

Alternative routes for Auckland to Cairns

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Top 3 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
JetstarCheapest$574Average$743FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$759Average$958FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$834Average$928FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Auckland to Cairns

See what time of day planes typically take off from Auckland to Cairns
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Weekly flight availability from Auckland to Cairns

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Auckland to Cairns
Sunday3daily flights
Monday0daily flights
Tuesday3daily flights
Wednesday0daily flights
Thursday0daily flights
Friday3daily flights
Saturday0daily flights