Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 54 days in advance to save up to 12% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 54 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from South Island to Cairns 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $760, or $770 for flights within the next 24 hours.
May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cairns from South Island. Prices for May average $698 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $466. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 25% on your journey compared to booking in May
Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from South Island to Cairns as you normally would.
If you book a flight to Cairns from South Island, you will be flying to Cairns, which is the city’s only airport. Cairns (CNS) is located 4.4 km from the centre of Cairns.
Some of the carriers operating flights from South Island 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.
This flight path from South Island to Cairns was viewed by 411 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.
Consider Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from South Island to Cairns.
On average you can expect to pay $425 for a flight from South Island to Cairns. The cheapest flight overall is $271 while the most popular route, (Queenstown Intl - Cairns) is currently priced at $900.
Information is based on travel restrictions from South Island to Cairns
Most visitors from South Island need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cairns.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Island must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairns.
Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering Cairns.
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.
Returning to South Island from Cairns
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairns must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Island.
Visitors from Cairns are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.
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