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Darwin to Cairns flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Darwin and Cairns take, on average, 2 h and 41 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Darwin with Cairns found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Darwin International Airport - RAAF Darwin is the departure airport operating flights between Darwin and Cairns
Arriving Airport Flights departing Darwin with Cairns as destination arrives at Cairns International Airport

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Departure Sat, 27 Aug Return Sat, 03 Sep
DRW Darwin
CNS Cairns
return from £178
Departure Wed, 07 Sep Return Fri, 16 Sep
DRW Darwin
CNS Cairns
return from £192
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Last checked on 14 August 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 50% more expensive in Cairns than in Darwin.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 20% more expensive in Cairns than in Darwin.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Cairns is 50% cheaper than in Darwin.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Cairns is 2% cheaper than in Darwin.

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

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Darwin to Cairns

😷 Is it safe to travel from Darwin 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 Darwin. 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 Darwin to Cairns at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Darwin to Cairns is 178£. 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 Darwin?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cairns costs an average of 1.70 GBP, 48% cheaper than Darwin, with a fare of 3.29 GBP, while train tickets costs 50% more in Cairns: 2.64 GBP against 1.76 GBP in Darwin. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 13.80 GBP in Cairns, 18% more than the 11.74 GBP in Darwin. The price of the coffee is around 2% cheaper in Cairns, with an average of 2.94 GBP, while in Darwin the coffee costs 2.99 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Darwin to Cairns?
The most popular months to book a trip from Darwin to Cairns are January, February and December, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Darwin to Cairns?
The best time of the year to go to Cairns when flying from Darwin depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, October is the top 1º month to fly to Cairns from Darwin in terms of searches from our customer, followed by July and September. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, June, November and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Darwin -  Cairns.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Darwin to Cairns?
The total flight time between Darwin and Cairns is of around 02:41 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,684 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 Darwin and Cairns?
The main airport route flying between Darwin and Cairns is: Darwin International Airport - RAAF Darwin (DRW) to Cairns International Airport (CNS). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Jetstar.
  • Airnorth.
  • Qantas Airways.
Which are the airlines with flights from Darwin to Cairns?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Darwin to Cairns are:
  • Jetstar.
  • Airnorth.
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