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Cheap flights from New Zealand to Cairns from $327

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 26/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
AKL — CNS
28 Jun — 5 Jul1
1 adult
Fri 28/6
Fri 5/7

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 14% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $788 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,213.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Cairns from New Zealand average $1,003. You can even find prices in May for less than $1,003, as users have found deals to Cairns from as low as $616. The month of July 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 18%.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from NZ to 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 Air New Zealand flights from New Zealand to Cairns

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Air New Zealand for the route between New Zealand and Cairns. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 126,211 searches. Data last updated 23 June 2024.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced Air New Zealand flights heading from New Zealand to Cairns. Be sure to come back soon if the deals available don't appeal to you at this time.
Mon 29/711:25ZQN - CNS
2 stops13h 10mAir New Zealand
Mon 5/809:10CNS - ZQN
2 stops24h 15mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$889
Mon 29/708:10AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Mon 5/813:00CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$982
Thu 22/813:45WLG - CNS
2 stops10h 50mAir New Zealand
Wed 28/812:45CNS - WLG
2 stops16h 55mAir New Zealand
Deal found 23/6$1,059
Mon 29/706:35AKL - CNS
1 stop18h 00mAir New Zealand
Mon 5/814:35CNS - AKL
1 stop8h 15mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,061
Mon 2/1218:20ZQN - CNS
2 stops20h 45mAir New Zealand
Sat 7/1209:10CNS - ZQN
2 stops20h 25mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,340
Sat 13/707:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Thu 18/711:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,355
Sat 28/907:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Sat 5/1010:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,489
Thu 1/807:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Thu 8/811:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,606
Thu 1/807:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Thu 8/811:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,610

Cheap Jetstar flights from New Zealand to Cairns

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Jetstar for the route between New Zealand and Cairns. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 126,211 searches. Data last updated 23 June 2024.
To aid your search, here are some of the cheapest Jetstar flights we've found from New Zealand to Cairns. Deals are refreshing constantly so come back soon for more options.
Fri 26/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Fri 2/818:55CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 15mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$717
Tue 16/715:30AKL - CNS
1 stop19h 40mJetstar
Mon 22/706:00CNS - AKL
1 stop27h 55mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$752
Tue 16/715:30AKL - CNS
1 stop19h 40mJetstar
Wed 24/709:45CNS - AKL
1 stop11h 20mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$765
Mon 15/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Mon 22/706:00CNS - AKL
1 stop27h 55mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$776
Mon 15/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Wed 24/709:45CNS - AKL
1 stop11h 20mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$789
Sat 13/713:05AKL - CNS
1 stop10h 15mJetstar
Sat 27/706:00CNS - AKL
1 stop27h 55mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$815
Thu 18/707:00AKL - CNS
1 stop13h 30mJetstar
Fri 26/706:00CNS - AKL
1 stop13h 20mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$817
Fri 12/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Wed 24/709:45CNS - AKL
1 stop11h 20mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$825
Fri 12/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Tue 23/718:55CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 15mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$835

Cheap New Zealand to Cairns flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from New Zealand to Cairns specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 126,211 searches. Prices were last updated on 23 June 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Cairns in 2024 at this time. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Mon 29/706:10AKL - CNS
1 stop17h 55mQantas Airways
Mon 5/819:05CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 50mQantas Airways
Deal found 22/6$713
Fri 26/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Fri 2/818:55CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 15mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$717
Mon 29/706:10AKL - CNS
1 stop17h 55mQantas Airways
Mon 5/819:05CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 50mQantas Airways
Deal found 22/6$719
Sun 21/720:00AKL - CNS
1 stop28h 05mQantas Airways
Sun 28/706:35CNS - AKL
1 stop27h 40mQantas Airways
Deal found 22/6$742
Tue 16/715:30AKL - CNS
1 stop19h 40mJetstar
Mon 22/706:00CNS - AKL
1 stop27h 55mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$752
Tue 16/715:30AKL - CNS
1 stop19h 40mJetstar
Wed 24/709:45CNS - AKL
1 stop11h 20mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$765
Tue 16/715:30AKL - CNS
1 stop19h 40mMultiple Airlines
Sun 21/720:50CNS - AKL
1 stop13h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 22/6$775
Mon 15/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Tue 23/706:00CNS - AKL
1 stop27h 55mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$776
Mon 15/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Wed 24/709:45CNS - AKL
1 stop11h 20mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$789

New Zealand to Cairns 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between New Zealand and Cairns in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 126,211 searches. Data last updated 23 June 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Cairns in 2024 at this time. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Mon 22/706:10AKL - CNS
1 stop17h 55mQantas Airways
Tue 30/706:00CNS - AKL
1 stop15h 25mQantas Airways
Deal found 23/6$713
Fri 26/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Fri 2/818:55CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 15mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$717
Mon 29/706:10AKL - CNS
1 stop17h 55mQantas Airways
Mon 5/819:05CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 50mQantas Airways
Deal found 22/6$719
Thu 1/815:15AKL - CNS
1 stop20h 05mQantas Airways
Thu 8/819:05CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 50mQantas Airways
Deal found 22/6$724
Sun 21/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Mon 29/718:55CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 15mJetstar
Deal found 23/6$727
Thu 1/815:15AKL - CNS
1 stop20h 05mQantas Airways
Thu 8/819:05CNS - AKL
1 stop17h 50mQantas Airways
Deal found 22/6$731
Thu 22/814:35WLG - CNS
1 stop20h 45mQantas Airways
Wed 28/806:35CNS - WLG
1 stop15h 20mQantas Airways
Deal found 23/6$740
Sun 21/720:00AKL - CNS
1 stop28h 05mQantas Airways
Sun 28/706:35CNS - AKL
1 stop27h 40mQantas Airways
Deal found 22/6$742
Fri 16/806:05WLG - CNS
1 stop18h 45mQantas Airways
Wed 21/806:35CNS - WLG
1 stop15h 20mQantas Airways
Deal found 22/6$742

Direct flights to Cairns from New Zealand

Discover direct flight options from New Zealand to Cairns. Find direct flights with no stopovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore direct flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 126,211 searches. Data last updated 23 June 2024.
For a shorter flight, select one of these non-stop flights from New Zealand to Cairns. Search for alternative flights from New Zealand to Cairns by utilizing the search form above.
Mon 29/708:10AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Mon 5/813:00CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$982
Sat 13/707:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Thu 18/711:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,355
Thu 1/807:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Thu 8/811:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,606
Thu 1/807:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Thu 8/811:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,610
Sat 13/707:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Tue 23/711:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,785
Tue 16/707:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Thu 18/711:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,914
Thu 11/707:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Thu 18/711:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$1,919
Sat 13/707:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Sat 27/711:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$2,013
Sat 13/707:05AKL - CNS
Nonstop5h 40mAir New Zealand
Sat 20/711:55CNS - AKL
Nonstop4h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 22/6$2,160

One-way flights to Cairns from New Zealand

Search for one-way flight options from New Zealand to Cairns. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 126,211 searches. Data last updated 23 June 2024.
Users in need of a one-way flight from New Zealand to Cairns can choose from these deals. Users in need of a round-trip flight from New Zealand to Cairns instead should update the search form at the top of page.
Fri 26/712:30WLG - CNS
1 stop22h 40mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$327
Wed 6/1116:10CHC - CNS
1 stop19h 05mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$338
Sun 28/712:30WLG - CNS
1 stop22h 40mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$351
Wed 24/712:30WLG - CNS
1 stop22h 40mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$364
Sun 14/722:30AKL - CNS
1 stop11h 55mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$366
Tue 13/816:05CHC - CNS
1 stop31h 50mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$382
Sun 24/1115:40ZQN - CNS
1 stop28h 05mVirgin Australia
Deal found 22/6$402
Thu 25/721:10WLG - CNS
2 stops37h 15mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$402
Sat 27/720:10WLG - CNS
2 stops39h 00mJetstar
Deal found 22/6$404

Find flights from New Zealand to Cairns within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from New Zealand to Cairns that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 126,211 searches. Data last updated 23 June 2024.

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Any airport

Budget

$693 - $889

Route

Departure

Return

Price

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Mon 29/7

1 stop14h 15m

Cairns

Sun 4/8

1 stop15h 05m

$693

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Mon 29/7

1 stop17h 55m

Cairns

Mon 5/8

1 stop17h 50m

$713

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Fri 26/7

1 stop11h 55m

Cairns

Fri 2/8

1 stop17h 15m

$717

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Mon 29/7

1 stop17h 55m

Cairns

Mon 5/8

1 stop17h 50m

$719

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Tue 16/7

1 stop19h 40m

Cairns

Mon 22/7

1 stop27h 55m

$752

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Tue 16/7

1 stop19h 40m

Cairns

Sun 21/7

1 stop13h 05m

$775

Auckland IntlCairns

AKL - CNS

AKLCNS

Auckland Intl

Mon 15/7

1 stop11h 55m

Cairns

Sun 21/7

1 stop13h 05m

$799

Queenstown IntlCairns

ZQN - CNS

ZQNCNS

Queenstown Intl

Mon 5/8

1 stop20h 15m

Cairns

Mon 19/8

1 stop17h 15m

$837

Queenstown IntlCairns

ZQN - CNS

ZQNCNS

Queenstown Intl

Mon 29/7

2 stops13h 10m

Cairns

Mon 5/8

2 stops24h 15m

$889

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 22/6

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Best time to book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns

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Reviews of airlines servicing Cairns

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Cairns. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Cairns. Reviews last updated 23 June 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly from New Zealand to Cairns, see what other customers have to say about Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Qantas Airways. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.2
Very Good
585 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.6

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

8.2
Very Good
585 reviews
8.2
Very Good
585 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.6

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

8.1
Very Good
3,835 reviews
8.2
Very Good
585 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.6

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

7.7
Good
575 reviews
8.2
Very Good
585 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.6

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

7.6
Good
915 reviews
8.2
Very Good
585 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.6

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

6.8
Okay
603 reviews
8.2
Very Good
585 reviews

Comfort

8.1

Food

7.6

Entertainment

7.8

Boarding

8.4

Overall

8.2

Crew

8.7

Reviews

1 / 10

Terrible. Boarding pass priority boarding. Got no service, no food which looked yucky, why seat people in first class then treat them low class?

Related info for your journey

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  • 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.

  • Can I find flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $700 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from New Zealand to Cairns for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qantas Airways for just $693, but on average you can expect to pay $765.

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

    Cheapflights has 11 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 $1,856.

  • How popular is this New Zealand to Cairns flight route?

  • 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 $327. Users have also found prices from $402 and $503 on Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, respectively.

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

  • 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(94%), Singapore Airlines(94%) or Air China(94%), 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 $881 for a flight from New Zealand to Cairns. The cheapest flight overall is $357 while the most popular route, (Auckland Intl - Cairns) is currently priced at $695.

  • What does AKL to CNS mean?

    This is defined as Auckland Intl Airport (AKL) and Cairns Airport (CNS). Codes like Cairns Airport are often used to just call airports uniquely. Ready for more IATA code knowledge? These are related airports for your current travel destination: Christchurch Airport (CHC), Wellington Airport (WLG), Queenstown Intl Airport (ZQN), Dunedin Airport (DUD), Nelson Airport (NSN).

  • Can I find deals for flights from New Zealand to Cairns that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your New Zealand to Cairns flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from New Zealand to Cairns with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter New Zealand to Cairns flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from New Zealand to Cairns that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on New Zealand to Cairns flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from New Zealand to Cairns?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from New Zealand to Cairns.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from New Zealand to Cairns?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from New Zealand to Cairns by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from New Zealand to Cairns that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from New Zealand to Cairns offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from New Zealand to Cairns?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on New Zealand to Cairns flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the New Zealand to Cairns flight deals updated?

    The New Zealand to Cairns flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 23/6.

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

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns?

    Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from New Zealand to Cairns (average of $508). Flying from New Zealand to Cairns in July is currently the most expensive (average of $650). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

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Top 4 airlines flying from New Zealand to Cairns

Discover the top 4 airlines that operate flights from New Zealand to Cairns. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 126,211 searches. Data last updated 23 June 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
JetstarCheapest$643Average$878FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$732Average$1,073FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$766Average$908FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
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Air New ZealandCheapest$847Average$1,211FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%
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