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Cairns to Melbourne flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Cairns and Melbourne take, on average, 3 hours and 25 minutes minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Cairns with Melbourne found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Cairns International Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Cairns and Melbourne
Arriving AirportFlights departing Cairns with Melbourne as destination arrives at Melbourne Airport

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Departure Tue, 29 Jun Return Wed, 07 Jul
CNS Cairns
MEL Melbourne
return from £211
Departure Thu, 22 Jul Return Sun, 25 Jul
CNS Cairns
MEL Melbourne
return from £211
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Exchange rate
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Last checked on 22 June 2021
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Melbourne are 5% cheaper than in Cairns.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Melbourne is 10% cheaper than a meal in Cairns.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 73% more expensive in Melbourne than in Cairns.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Melbourne is 7% cheaper than in Cairns.

Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
Melbourne airports
  • ( Melbourne Airport (MEL)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Avalon Airport (AVV)
    How far from city centre: 31 miles
  • ( Essendon (MEB)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Moorabbin (MBW)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
K Distance: 1470 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Cairns to Melbourne

😷 Is it safe to travel from Cairns to Melbourne 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 much are flights from Cairns to Melbourne?
The average price to go from Cairns to Melbourne is of 106.35 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Cairns to Melbourne at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Cairns to Melbourne is 211£. 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 Melbourne expensive to visit compared to Cairns?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Melbourne costs an average of 2.77 GBP, 72% more expensive than Cairns, with a fare of 1.61 GBP, while train tickets costs 5% less in Melbourne: 2.49 GBP against 2.63 GBP in Cairns. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 9.42 GBP in Melbourne, 15% less than the 11.09 GBP in Cairns. The price of the coffee is around 8% cheaper in Melbourne, with an average of 2.41 GBP, while in Cairns the coffee costs 2.63 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Cairns to Melbourne?
The most popular months to book a trip from Cairns to Melbourne are February, January and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Cairns to Melbourne?
The best time of the year to go to Melbourne when flying from Cairns depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Melbourne from Cairns in terms of searches from our customer, followed by April and March. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, June, August and September are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Cairns -  Melbourne.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Cairns to Melbourne?
The total flight time between Cairns and Melbourne is of around 03:25 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,330 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 Melbourne?
The main airport route flying between Cairns and Melbourne is: Cairns International Airport (CNS) to Melbourne Airport (MEL). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Jetstar.
  • Tiger Airways Australia.
  • Virgin Australia.
Airlines with indirect flights from Cairns to Melbourne are:

Melbourne Airport - Latest customer reviews

5.0 /5
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Date 2019-02-21 Age 51-70 City UK

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