Cheap flights from New Zealand to Cairns

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16 Aug — 23 Aug1
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How far in advance should I book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns?

To save on the cost of your flight from New Zealand to Cairns, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 65% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,379 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,637.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New Zealand to Cairns?

The best pricing can be found in the month of November. Prices to Cairns from New Zealand average $1,015. You can even find prices in November for less than $1,015, as users have found deals to Cairns from as low as $723. The month of April appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cairns from New Zealand. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 28%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New Zealand to Cairns (NZ - CNS)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from New Zealand to Cairns as you normally would.

Cheap flights from New Zealand to Cairns in August, September 2022

The best prices found for New Zealand to CNS flights in August, September
14 Sep - 28 Sep
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 40m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

27h 55m
$1,056

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

14 Sep - 28 Sep
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

17h 55m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 15m
$1,094

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

12 Aug - 19 Aug
HLZ

Hamilton

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

41h 35m
CNS

Cairns

HLZ

Hamilton

2 stops

26h 10m
$1,538

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

New Zealand to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from New Zealand found for this year
22 Oct - 26 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

8h 45m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

14h 15m
$842

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

18 Nov - 25 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

19h 05m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

30h 30m
$852

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
$853

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Cheap Air New Zealand flights from New Zealand to Cairns

21 Oct - 23 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

5h 50m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

4h 25m
$921

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
$962

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
$970

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Cheap Virgin Australia flights from New Zealand to Cairns

1 Feb - 15 Feb
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

10h 45m
CNS

Cairns

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

1 stop

7h 05m
$850

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

1 Feb - 15 Feb
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

10h 45m
CNS

Cairns

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

21h 30m
$875

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

1 Feb - 15 Feb
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

20h 00m
CNS

Cairns

ZQN

Queenstown Intl

2 stops

21h 30m
$943

Virgin Australia

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Direct flights to Cairns from New Zealand

Save time with New Zealand 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
$921

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
$962

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

18 Sep - 4 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

Nonstop

5h 50m
CNS

Cairns

AKL

Auckland Intl

Nonstop

4h 25m
$970

Air New Zealand

Pick Dates

Deal found 11.8.22

One-way flights to Cairns from New Zealand

The cheapest one-way flights from New Zealand to Cairns
22 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

29h 35m
$351

Jetstar

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

9 Sep
WLG

Wellington

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

25h 40m
$395

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

22 Nov
AKL

Auckland Intl

CNS

Cairns

2 stops

16h 10m
$408

Qantas Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New Zealand to Cairns flights.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairns from New Zealand?

Located just 4.4 km from the city centre, Cairns (CNS) is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Cairns from New Zealand.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, and Jetstar flying from New Zealand to Cairns have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $842, but on average you can expect to pay $893.

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

Cheapflights has 6 direct flights from New Zealand to Cairns under $1,000. A good price for a direct flight from New Zealand to Cairns is less than $1,234.

How popular is this New Zealand to Cairns flight route?

This flight path from New Zealand to Cairns was viewed by 651 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Jetstar. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $351. Users have also found prices from $408 and $413 on Qantas Airways and Air New Zealand, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from New Zealand to Cairns?

The most popular route from New Zealand to Cairns is Auckland Intl - Cairns. You may also consider Christchurch - Cairns or Hamilton - Cairns.

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

Before booking your flight from New Zealand to Cairns, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Jetstar, Air New Zealand or Qantas Airways.

What are the most reliable airlines from New Zealand to Cairns?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from New Zealand to Cairns consider choosing Air New Zealand(67%), Singapore Airlines(67%) or Air China(67%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from New Zealand to Cairns?

On average you can expect to pay $774 for a flight from New Zealand to Cairns. The cheapest flight overall is $439 while the most popular route, (Auckland Intl - Cairns) is currently priced at $852.

Departure points for flights from New Zealand to Cairns

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Top 4 airlines flying from New Zealand to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from New Zealand to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Virgin AustraliaCheapest$535Average$777FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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JetstarCheapest$568Average$822FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$751Average$1,120FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$825Average$951FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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