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Brisbane to Cairns flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Brisbane and Cairns take, on average, 2 h and 23 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Brisbane with Cairns found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Brisbane Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Brisbane and Cairns
Arriving Airport Flights departing Brisbane with Cairns as destination arrives at Cairns International Airport

Cheap last minute flights to Cairns

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Departure Sun, 05 Jun Return Mon, 06 Jun
BNE Brisbane
CNS Cairns
return from £81
Departure Tue, 07 Jun Return Fri, 10 Jun
BNE Brisbane
CNS Cairns
return from £81
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.78 AUD
British Pound Sterling Australian Dollar
1 AUD = 0.57 GBP
Last checked on 27 May 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Cairns are 25% cheaper than in Brisbane.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Cairns is 25% cheaper than a meal in Brisbane.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Cairns is 42% cheaper than in Brisbane.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 1% more expensive in Cairns than in Brisbane.

Brisbane airports
  • ( Brisbane Airport (BNE)
    How far from city centre: 13 miles
Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
K Distance: 885 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Brisbane to Cairns

😷 Is it safe to travel from Brisbane 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 Brisbane. 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 Brisbane to Cairns at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Brisbane to Cairns is 81£. 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 Brisbane?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cairns costs an average of 1.64 GBP, 42% cheaper than Brisbane, with a fare of 2.83 GBP, while train tickets costs 25% less in Cairns: 2.54 GBP against 3.39 GBP in Brisbane. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.18 GBP in Cairns, 25% less than the 13.57 GBP in Brisbane. The price of the coffee is around 1% more expensive in Cairns, with an average of 2.76 GBP , while in Brisbane the coffee costs 2.72 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Brisbane to Cairns?
The most popular months to book a trip from Brisbane to Cairns are August, October and September, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Brisbane to Cairns?
The best time of the year to go to Cairns when flying from Brisbane depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Cairns from Brisbane in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and April. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, June and January are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Brisbane -  Cairns.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Brisbane to Cairns?
The total flight time between Brisbane and Cairns is of around 02:23 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,395 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 Brisbane and Cairns?
The main airport route flying between Brisbane and Cairns is: Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Cairns International Airport (CNS). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Virgin Australia.
  • Jetstar.
  • Tiger Airways Australia.
Which are the airlines with flights from Brisbane to Cairns?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Brisbane to Cairns are:
  • Tiger Airways Australia.
  • Virgin Australia.
  • Jetstar.
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