Cheap flights from Wellington to Cairns

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How to find the cheapest flight from Wellington to Cairns

All the information you need to plan the best WLG to CNS flight in 2022: compare Wellington to Cairns flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cairns.



$381 - $712



21 - 27 °C



20 - 430 mm

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High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

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From Wellington to Cairns

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Wellington to Cairns?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 7% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cairns from Wellington. Prices for March average $760 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $567. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 39% on your journey compared to booking in March

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Wellington to Cairns at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 10% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Wellington to Cairns flights.

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.

How popular is this Wellington to Cairns flight route?

The Wellington to Cairns flight path was viewed by 367 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 Wellington to Cairns?

Before booking your flight from Wellington to Cairns, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Emirates, Air New Zealand or Qantas Airways.

Can I fly to Cairns from Wellington right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Wellington to Cairns

Most visitors from Wellington need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cairns.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Wellington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairns.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Wellington 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.

Can I fly back to Wellington from Cairns?

Returning to Wellington from Cairns

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

Alternative routes for Wellington to Cairns

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

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Australia
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
COVID-19 safety
Air New Zealand
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
COVID-19 safety