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Cheap flights from Wellington to Cairns from $352

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 23/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
WLG — CNS
24 May — 31 May1
1 adult
Fri 24/5
Fri 31/5

Cheap flight deals from Wellington to Cairns

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Wellington (WLG) to Cairns (CNS). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 19 May 2024.

Popular in

June

Cheapest in

May

Round-trip from

$848

One-way from

$473
High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop
From Wellington to Cairns
One-way flight from Wellington to Cairns

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

Departing on a Thursday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 20% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 19 days in advance to save up to 46% 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 19 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 Wellington to Cairns 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,121, or $1,169 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cairns from Wellington. Prices for May average $1,179 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $839. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of June. Opting for a May flight can save you 28% on your journey compared to booking in June

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Wellington to Cairns in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 19% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap Wellington to Cairns flights in May & June 2024

Find cheap flight options from Wellington to Cairns specifically for the months of May and June 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 115,986 searches. Prices were last updated on 19 May 2024.
Tue 21/506:05WLG - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
1 stop7h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/5$1,363
Tue 21/506:05WLG - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
1 stop7h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 18/5$1,364
Tue 21/508:15WLG - CNS
2 stops16h 20mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
1 stop7h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/5$1,366
Tue 21/508:15WLG - CNS
2 stops16h 20mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
1 stop7h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 18/5$1,369
Tue 21/508:15WLG - CNS
2 stops16h 20mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
2 stops23h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/5$1,377
Tue 21/508:15WLG - CNS
2 stops16h 20mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
2 stops23h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 18/5$1,381

Wellington to Cairns 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Wellington and Cairns in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 115,986 searches. Data last updated 19 May 2024.
Tue 21/506:05WLG - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
1 stop7h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/5$1,363
Tue 21/506:05WLG - CNS
1 stop8h 45mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
1 stop7h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 18/5$1,364
Tue 21/508:15WLG - CNS
2 stops16h 20mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
1 stop7h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/5$1,366
Tue 21/508:15WLG - CNS
2 stops16h 20mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
1 stop7h 55mQantas Airways
Deal found 18/5$1,369
Tue 21/508:15WLG - CNS
2 stops16h 20mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
2 stops23h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 17/5$1,377
Tue 21/508:15WLG - CNS
2 stops16h 20mQantas Airways
Wed 22/506:00CNS - WLG
2 stops23h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 18/5$1,381

One-way flights to Cairns from Wellington

Search for one-way flight options from Wellington to Cairns. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 115,986 searches. Data last updated 19 May 2024.
Fri 23/812:30WLG - CNS
1 stop22h 40mJetstar
Deal found 18/5$352
Tue 20/817:00WLG - CNS
2 stops24h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/5$408
Mon 19/812:05WLG - CNS
2 stops23h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/5$430
Wed 21/812:30WLG - CNS
1 stop22h 40mJetstar
Deal found 18/5$442
Mon 19/815:40WLG - CNS
1 stop9h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/5$450
Fri 23/812:30WLG - CNS
2 stops12h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/5$453
Thu 22/815:40WLG - CNS
1 stop9h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/5$461
Sun 14/712:30WLG - CNS
1 stop22h 40mJetstar
Deal found 19/5$473
Sun 14/718:55WLG - CNS
2 stops29h 40mAir New Zealand
Deal found 19/5$474

When is the best time to book a flight from Wellington to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Wellington to Cairns. Price data was last updated on 10 May 2024.
The price you pay for your flight from Wellington to Cairns may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 74 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Wellington to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Wellington to Cairns. Price data was last updated on 12 May 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Wellington to Cairns flight should consider departing on Friday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Thursday at midday flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Cairns by month

Plan your trip from Wellington to Cairns by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Wellington to Cairns is currently $438 while a return flight costs $0. Price data was last updated on 19 May 2024.

Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Wellington to Cairns (average of $521). Flying from Wellington to Cairns in July is currently the most expensive (average of $685). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$1,011

February

$872

March

$849

April

$986

May

$885

June

$1,004

July

$1,117

August

$947

September

$999

October

$962

November

$965

December

$1,043

Temperature and rainfall in Cairns by month

Plan your trip to Cairns by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Cairns

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Cairns. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Cairns. Reviews last updated 19 May 2024.
8.3
Very Good
623 reviews

Food

7.6

Entertainment

7.9

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The crew, food, and entertainment were amazing. The leg room/distance from the row in front of you seems smaller than other airlines which is very uncomfortable.

8.3
Very Good
623 reviews
8.3
Very Good
623 reviews

Food

7.6

Entertainment

7.9

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The crew, food, and entertainment were amazing. The leg room/distance from the row in front of you seems smaller than other airlines which is very uncomfortable.

6.8
Okay
633 reviews
8.3
Very Good
623 reviews

Food

7.6

Entertainment

7.9

Boarding

8.4

Crew

8.8

Overall

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Reviews

1 / 10

The crew, food, and entertainment were amazing. The leg room/distance from the row in front of you seems smaller than other airlines which is very uncomfortable.

Related info for your journey

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  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Wellington to Cairns?

  • What does WLG to CNS mean?

    WLG and CNS are unique codes to identify airports used in the aviation industry. They are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and are commonly called IATA codes. WLG to CNS refers to a flight route from Wellington Airport to Cairns Airport.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Wellington to Cairns that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Wellington to Cairns flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Wellington to Cairns with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Wellington to Cairns flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Wellington to Cairns that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Wellington to Cairns flights, Cheapflights offers holiday packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Wellington to Cairns?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Wellington to Cairns.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Wellington to Cairns?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Wellington to Cairns by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Wellington to Cairns that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Wellington to Cairns offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Wellington to Cairns?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Wellington to Cairns flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Wellington to Cairns flight deals updated?

    The Wellington to Cairns flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 18/5.

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JetstarCheapest$752Average$869FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$796Average$1,116FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Air New ZealandCheapest$956Average$1,159FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%
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