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South Island to Cairns (CNS)

All the information you need to plan the best null to CNS flight in 2021: compare South Island to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
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 $760, or $770 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 $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

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.

One-way flights to Cairns from South Island

The cheapest one-way flights from South Island to Cairns
01:05 - 13:00
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
14h 55m
CHC - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$425
mytrip.com
06:35 - 06:30
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
26h 55m
CHC - CNS
Multiple Airlines
$458
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Flight FAQs

From South Island to Cairns

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 Jetstar. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

How popular is this South Island to Cairns flight route?

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.

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

Consider Emirates, Jetstar or Air New Zealand 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 $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.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cairns from South Island?

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.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Island are not required to quarantine after entering Cairns.

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Do I need a test to fly back to South Island from Cairns?

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.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to quarantine after entering South Island.

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Alternative routes for South Island to Cairns

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Departure points for flights from South Island to Cairns

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Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Island to Cairns.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.96
Average temperature for November in Cairns
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in Cairns
95.0 mm

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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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Jetstar
$318 $739 No cancel fee 74%
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Emirates
$348 $563 No cancel fee 75%
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Qantas Airways
$453 $800 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$498 $764 No cancel fee 80%
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