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Cairns to Sydney flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Cairns and Sydney take, on average, 2 h and 58 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Cairns with Sydney found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Cairns International Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Cairns and Sydney
Arriving AirportFlights departing Cairns with Sydney as destination arrives at Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport)

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Departure Thu, 21 Oct Return Mon, 25 Oct
CNS Cairns
SYD Sydney
return from £168
Departure Thu, 11 Nov Return Sun, 14 Nov
CNS Cairns
SYD Sydney
return from £83
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Last checked on 15 October 2021
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Sydney are 13% cheaper than in Cairns.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 14% more expensive in Sydney than in Cairns.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 40% more expensive in Sydney than in Cairns.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Sydney is 11% cheaper than in Cairns.

Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
Sydney airports
  • ( Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) (SYD)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( Rose Bay Spb (RSE)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( Bankstown (BWU)
    How far from city centre: 13 miles
  • ( Palm Beach Spb (LBH)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
K Distance: 1248 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Cairns to Sydney

😷 Is it safe to travel from Cairns to Sydney 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 Sydney at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Cairns to Sydney is 83£. 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 Sydney expensive to visit compared to Cairns?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Sydney costs an average of 2.20 GBP, 41% more expensive than Cairns, with a fare of 1.56 GBP, while train tickets costs 13% less in Sydney: 2.23 GBP against 2.55 GBP in Cairns. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.74 GBP in Sydney, 14% more than the 9.39 GBP in Cairns. The price of the coffee is around 11% cheaper in Sydney, with an average of 2.24 GBP, while in Cairns the coffee costs 2.53 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Cairns to Sydney?
The most popular months to book a trip from Cairns to Sydney are June, January and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Cairns to Sydney?
The best time of the year to go to Sydney 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 Sydney from Cairns 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 September are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Cairns -  Sydney.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Cairns to Sydney?
The total flight time between Cairns and Sydney is of around 02:58 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,975 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 Sydney?
The main airport route flying between Cairns and Sydney is: Cairns International Airport (CNS) to Sydney Airport (Kingsford Smith Airport) (SYD). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Tiger Airways Australia.
  • Jetstar.
  • Virgin Australia.
Airlines with indirect flights from Cairns to Sydney are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Cairns to Sydney are:
  • Qantas Airways, stoping in Brisbane for 70 minutes minimun.
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