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The best prices from Auckland to Cairns are usually found in November or February, booked 54 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
$427 - $586
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm
Popular in December High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop
Round-trip from $427 From Auckland to Cairns
One-way from $254 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 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 53 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 19% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,260 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,401.

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 November, with the cheapest ticket starting at $572.

Cheap flights from Auckland to Cairns in July, August 2020

The best prices found for AKL to CNS flights in July, August
26 Jul - 28 Jul
$587pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Emirates
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
23 Jul - 24 Jul
$598pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
23 Jul - 24 Jul
$623pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl

Auckland to Cairns 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Auckland found for this year
24 Dec - 29 Dec
$546pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
24 Dec - 29 Dec
$548pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
24 Dec - 29 Dec
$556pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Emirates
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl

One-way flights to Cairns from Auckland

The cheapest one-way flights from Auckland to Cairns
14:45 - 05:25
Qantas Airways
1 stop
16h 40m
AKL - CNS
Qantas Airways
02:15 - 08:40
Emirates
1 stop
8h 25m
AKL - CNS
Emirates
$399
mytrip.com
05:00 - 08:40
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
29h 40m
AKL - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$933
Bravofly

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Auckland to Cairns

Can I find flights from Auckland to Cairns for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Auckland to Cairns for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Emirates for just $587, but on average you can expect to pay $957.

Are there direct flights from Auckland to Cairns for under $600 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Auckland to Cairns, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Auckland Intl to Cairns was viewed by 1,556 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 8 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

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Auckland to Cairns
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.94
Average temperature for July in Cairns
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Cairns
39.0 mm

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