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Cairns to Darwin flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Cairns and Darwin take, on average, 2 h and 55 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Cairns with Darwin found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Cairns International Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Cairns and Darwin
Arriving Airport Flights departing Cairns with Darwin as destination arrives at Darwin International Airport - RAAF Darwin

Cheap last minute flights to Darwin

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Departure Sat, 30 Jul Return Sat, 06 Aug
CNS Cairns
DRW Darwin
return from £180
Departure Wed, 10 Aug Return Sat, 20 Aug
CNS Cairns
DRW Darwin
return from £164
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Last checked on 11 August 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Darwin are 33% cheaper than in Cairns.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Darwin is 13% cheaper than a meal in Cairns.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 93% more expensive in Darwin than in Cairns.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 3% more expensive in Darwin than in Cairns.

Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
Darwin airports
  • ( Darwin International Airport - RAAF Darwin (DRW)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
K Distance: 1018 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Cairns to Darwin

😷 Is it safe to travel from Cairns to Darwin 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 Cairns. 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 Cairns to Darwin at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Cairns to Darwin is 164£. 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 Darwin expensive to visit compared to Cairns?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Darwin costs an average of 3.21 GBP, 93% more expensive than Cairns, with a fare of 1.66 GBP, while train tickets costs 33% less in Darwin: 1.72 GBP against 2.58 GBP in Cairns. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 11.75 GBP in Darwin, 13% less than the 13.47 GBP in Cairns. The price of the coffee is around 3% more expensive in Darwin, with an average of 2.97 GBP , while in Cairns the coffee costs 2.87 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Cairns to Darwin?
The most popular months to book a trip from Cairns to Darwin are September, January and May, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Cairns to Darwin?
The best time of the year to go to Darwin when flying from Cairns depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, November is the top 1º month to fly to Darwin from Cairns in terms of searches from our customer, followed by January and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, September, March and July are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Cairns -  Darwin.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Cairns to Darwin?
The total flight time between Cairns and Darwin is of around 02:55 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,676 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 Cairns and Darwin?
The main airport route flying between Cairns and Darwin is: Cairns International Airport (CNS) to Darwin International Airport - RAAF Darwin (DRW). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Jetstar.
  • Airnorth.
  • Qantas Airways.
Which are the airlines with flights from Cairns to Darwin?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Cairns to Darwin are:
  • Jetstar.
  • Airnorth.
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