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The best prices from Christchurch International to Cairns are usually found in May or August, booked 55 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Christchurch International (CHC) to Cairns (CNS)

CHC - CNS
Price
$557 - $835
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, 16% potential price drop

Average price

$789

Average for round-trip flights in January 2021

Round-trip from

$557

From Christchurch International 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 Christchurch International to Cairns?

Travellers have found that booking a Sunday departure is the best way to save up to 13% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

To save up to 15% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 28 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Christchurch International to Cairns from $700 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $765 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Christchurch International to Cairns?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Cairns from Christchurch International average $652. You can even find prices in May for less than $652, as users have found deals to Cairns from as low as $477. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cairns from Christchurch International. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 25%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Christchurch International to Cairns (CHC - CNS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Christchurch International to Cairns in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 22% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

Christchurch International to Cairns 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Christchurch International found for this year
30 May - 3 Jun
$742pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
30 May - 3 Jun
$751pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch
30 May - 3 Jun
$756pp
CHC
Christchurch
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
CHC
Christchurch

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Flight FAQs

From Christchurch International to Cairns

Can I find flights from Christchurch International to Cairns for under $840 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Christchurch International to Cairns for under $840. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Australia for just $742, but on average you can expect to pay $928.

Which airlines flying from Christchurch to Cairns have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Christchurch to Cairns that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, and Jetstar. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there direct flights from Christchurch International to Cairns for under $700 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Christchurch International 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?

The Christchurch to Cairns flight path was viewed by 411 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 Christchurch or Cairns?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in Christchurch is roughly less than Cairns. You can assume this to be the case over the next 6 days.

Is Christchurch weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

Temperatures around the 31 °Cs can be experienced in January. The weather in Cairns is hotter than in Christchurch. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long does is the flight from Christchurch International to Cairns?

A quick flight from Christchurch International to Cairns can take about 8h 05m. Virgin Australia provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $742. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Christchurch International to Cairns return?

According to our current data, Virgin Australia ($742), and Qantas Airways ($1,495) offers the cheapest pricing from Christchurch International to Cairns.

Alternative routes for Christchurch International to Cairns

Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Christchurch International to Cairns
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.93
Average temperature for January in Cairns
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Cairns
322.0 mm

Airports servicing Christchurch

Airports servicing Cairns

Top 4 airlines flying from Christchurch International to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Christchurch International 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
Emirates
$238 $384 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$346 $479 No cancel fee 80%
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Jetstar
$341 $493 No cancel fee 74%
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Qantas Airways
$310 $546 No cancel fee 74%
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