Cheap flights from South Island to Cairns

CHC — CNS
22 May — 29 May1
Return
1 adult
Economy
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How far in advance should I book a flight from South Island to Cairns?

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 $827, or $838 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Island to Cairns?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cairns from South Island. Prices for May average $759 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $506. 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 December

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Island to Cairns (EDG - CNS)?

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.

Cheap flights from South Island to Cairns in May, June 2022

The best prices found for South Island to CNS flights in May, June
14 Jun - 21 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 40m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

15h 00m
$919

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 17/5/22

14 Jun - 21 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 40m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

13h 15m
$971

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/5/22

14 Jun - 21 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 40m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

3 stops

27h 40m
$1,097

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/5/22

South Island to Cairns 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from South Island found for this year
14 Jun - 21 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 40m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

15h 00m
$919

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 17/5/22

14 Jun - 21 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 40m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

13h 15m
$971

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/5/22

14 Jun - 21 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 40m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

3 stops

27h 40m
$1,097

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/5/22

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from South Island to Cairns

14 Jun - 21 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 40m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

1 stop

15h 00m
$919

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 17/5/22

14 Jun - 21 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

3 stops

24h 25m
CNS

Cairns

CHC

Christchurch

2 stops

23h 00m
$1,325

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 17/5/22

One-way flights to Cairns from South Island

The cheapest one-way flights from South Island to Cairns
19 Jun
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

13h 40m
$362

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 16/5/22

17 Jul
CHC

Christchurch

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

10h 20m
$363

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 16/5/22

23 Aug
ZQN

Queenstown Intl

CNS

Cairns

1 stop

14h 55m
$369

Jetstar

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Deal found 16/5/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about South Island to Cairns flights.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cairns from South Island?

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.

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

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

Can I find flights from South Island to Cairns for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Island to Cairns for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qantas Airways for just $919, but on average you can expect to pay $1,078.

How popular is this South Island to Cairns flight route?

This flight path from South Island to Cairns was viewed by 101 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 South Island to Cairns one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Qantas Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $362. Users have also found prices from $369 and $438 on Jetstar and Air New Zealand, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from South Island to Cairns?

Consider Emirates, Air New Zealand or Qantas Airways when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from South Island to Cairns.

What are the cheapest flights from South Island to Cairns?

On average you can expect to pay $752 for a flight from South Island to Cairns. The cheapest flight overall is $415 while the most popular route, (Queenstown Intl - Cairns) is currently priced at $1,003.

Alternative routes for South Island to Cairns

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Departure points for flights from South Island to Cairns

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Top 4 airlines flying from South Island to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Island to Cairns choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
EmiratesCheapest$378Average$612FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AustraliaCheapest$541Average$831FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%COVID-19 safety
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Air New ZealandCheapest$819Average$889FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$879Average$998FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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