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Auckland to Cairns flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Auckland and Cairns take, on average, 6 h and 35 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Auckland with Cairns found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Auckland Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Auckland and Cairns
Arriving Airport Flights departing Auckland with Cairns as destination arrives at Cairns International Airport

Cheap last minute flights to Cairns

Latest deals and top flight routes from Auckland airports.

Departure Sat, 30 Jul Return Sun, 07 Aug
AKL Auckland
CNS Cairns
return from £391
Departure Tue, 16 Aug Return Sat, 20 Aug
AKL Auckland
CNS Cairns
return from £399
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Exchange rate
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Last checked on 12 August 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 24% more expensive in Cairns than in Auckland.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 4% more expensive in Cairns than in Auckland.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Cairns is 20% cheaper than in Auckland.

Regular cappuccino

A coffee in Cairns costs roughly the same as in Auckland.

Auckland airports
  • ( Auckland Airport (AKL)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
K Distance: 2272 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Auckland to Cairns

😷 Is it safe to travel from Auckland to Cairns during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Australia may apply when travelling from Auckland. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Auckland to Cairns at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Auckland to Cairns is 391£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Cairns expensive to visit compared to Auckland?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cairns costs an average of 1.66 GBP, 20% cheaper than Auckland, with a fare of 2.08 GBP, while train tickets costs 24% more in Cairns: 2.58 GBP against 2.08 GBP in Auckland. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 13.47 GBP in Cairns, 4% more than the 12.99 GBP in Auckland. The price of the coffee is around the same price in Cairns and Auckland, with an average of 2.87 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Auckland to Cairns?
The most popular months to book a trip from Auckland to Cairns are December, August and June, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Auckland to Cairns?
The best time of the year to go to Cairns when flying from Auckland depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, April is the top 1º month to fly to Cairns from Auckland in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and January. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, June, March and May are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Auckland -  Cairns.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Auckland to Cairns?
The total flight time between Auckland and Cairns is of around 06:35 hours on average, considering an average distance of 4,096 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🛄 Which airports have flights between Auckland and Cairns?
The main airport route flying between Auckland and Cairns is: Auckland Airport (AKL) to Cairns International Airport (CNS). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Air New Zealand.
Airlines with indirect flights from Auckland to Cairns are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Auckland to Cairns are:
  • Jetstar, stoping in Coolangatta - Gold Coast, QLD for 115 minutes minimun.
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