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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 (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
$575 - $826
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Precipitation
27 - 436 mm

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December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

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

Average price

$705

Average for round-trip flights in September 2021

Round-trip from

$575

From Auckland Intl 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?

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 $705 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 $771 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 $657. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as $481. 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.

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Flight FAQs

From Auckland to Cairns

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 $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to Cairns for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $886, but on average you can expect to pay $886.

How popular is this Auckland to Cairns 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.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Auckland to Cairns is Air New Zealand. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $886 on this airline.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cairns from Auckland?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Auckland Intl to Cairns

Most visitors from Auckland Intl will not be allowed 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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Do I need a test to fly back to Auckland from Cairns?

Returning to Auckland Intl from Cairns

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Auckland Intl.

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

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Alternative routes for Auckland to Cairns

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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 = $0.98
Average temperature for September in Cairns
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cairns
27.0 mm

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Top 5 airlines flying from Auckland Intl 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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