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Cairns to Mackay flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Cairns and Mackay take, on average, 3 h and 45 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Cairns with Mackay found by our customers in the last 72 hours
High season According to search data from our customers, December is the busiest time to fly from Cairns to Mackay
Best time to book According to real data November is the most popular time to book a flight to Mackay when departing from Cairns

Cheap last minute flights to Mackay

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Departure Mon, 27 Jun Return Wed, 29 Jun
CNS Cairns
MKY Mackay
return from £243
Departure Fri, 22 Jul Return Sun, 24 Jul
CNS Cairns
MKY Mackay
return from £237
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.76 AUD
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1 AUD = 0.57 GBP
Last checked on 22 June 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 30% more expensive in Mackay than in Cairns.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Mackay costs roughly the same as in Cairns.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi in Mackay costs roughly the same as in Cairns.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 34% more expensive in Mackay than in Cairns.

Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
Mackay airports
  • ( Mackay Airport (MKY)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
K Distance: 400 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Cairns to Mackay

😷 Is it safe to travel from Cairns to Mackay 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 Mackay at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Cairns to Mackay is 237£. 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 Mackay expensive to visit compared to Cairns?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Mackay costs an average of 1.64 GBP, the same as in Cairns, while train tickets costs 33% more in Mackay: 3.40 GBP against 2.55 GBP in Cairns. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 11.34 GBP in both Mackay and Cairns. The price of the coffee is around 34% more expensive in Mackay, with an average of 3.78 GBP , while in Cairns the coffee costs 2.83 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Cairns to Mackay?
The most popular months to book a trip from Cairns to Mackay are November, June and December, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Cairns to Mackay?
The best time of the year to go to Mackay when flying from Cairns 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 Mackay from Cairns in terms of searches from our customer, followed by January and November. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, August and November are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Cairns -  Mackay.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Cairns to Mackay?
The total flight time between Cairns and Mackay is of around 03:45 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,196 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
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