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Cheap flights from Wellington to Cairns

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Wellington (WLG) to Cairns (CNS)

All the information you need to plan the best WLG to CNS flight in 2021: compare Wellington to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.
WLG - CNS
Price
$535 - $1,000
CNS
Temperature
26 - 31 °C
CNS
Rainfall
27 - 436 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Average price

$741

Average for round-trip flights in June 2021

Round-trip from

$535

From Wellington to Cairns

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Wellington to Cairns?

Flights from Wellington to Cairns are generally found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cairns.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Wellington to Cairns?

To save up to 15% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 28 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Wellington to Cairns from $702 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $768 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Wellington to Cairns?

Flights from Wellington to Cairns lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Wellington to Cairns in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at $479.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Wellington to Cairns (WLG - CNS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Wellington to Cairns at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 10% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Wellington to Cairns in June, July 2021

The best prices found for WLG to CNS flights in June, July
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$782pp
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$784pp
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$862pp
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
WLG
Wellington

Wellington to Cairns 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cairns from Wellington found for this year
11 Sep - 28 Sep
$577pp
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington
11 Sep - 28 Sep
$605pp
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
   
2 STOPS
WLG
Wellington
20 Jul - 22 Jul
$782pp
WLG
Wellington
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
CNS
Cairns
CNS
Cairns
Air New Zealand
 
1 STOP
WLG
Wellington

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Flight FAQs

From Wellington to Cairns

Can I find flights from Wellington to Cairns for under $702 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Wellington to Cairns for under $702. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air New Zealand for just $577, but on average you can expect to pay $920.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Wellington to Cairns have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Virgin Australia with this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from Wellington to Cairns for under $562 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Wellington to Cairns, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 367 users have taken a look at flights from Wellington to Cairns.

Does it rain more in Wellington or Cairns?

Wellington will have greater rainfall in 0 compared to Cairns over the next 9 days.

Is Wellington weather warmer or cooler than Cairns?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 31 °Cs in January, on average. The temperature in Cairns is generally hotter than in Wellington. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long does is the flight from Wellington to Cairns?

A quick flight from Wellington to Cairns can take about 7h 35m. Jetstar provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $1,000. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Wellington to Cairns return?

Air New Zealand, at $578, was found to be the cheapest airline from Wellington to Cairns.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Qantas Airways and Jetstar. Users have found that Air New Zealand is 19% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

Alternative routes for Wellington to Cairns

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Cairns

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Wellington to Cairns.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = $0.93
Average temperature for June in Cairns
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Cairns
39.0 mm

Airports servicing Wellington

Airports servicing Cairns

Top 3 airlines flying from Wellington to Cairns

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Wellington 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
Virgin Australia
$371 $518 No cancel fee 80%
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Air New Zealand
$373 $586 No cancel fee 78%
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Qantas Airways
$355 $627 No cancel fee 74%
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