Edinburgh to Cairns flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Edinburgh and Cairns take, on average, 21 h and 3 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
High seasonAccording to search data from our customers, July is the busiest time to fly from Edinburgh to Cairns
Best time to bookAccording to real data May is the most popular time to book a flight to Cairns when departing from Edinburgh
Airlines flying this routeAirline(s) with flights between Edinburgh to Cairns
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Last checked on 20 September 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
38%

Trains are 38% more expensive in Cairns than in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
£1.8
Cairns
£2.49
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
39%

A meal in Cairns is 39% cheaper than a meal in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
£15
Cairns
£9.16
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
49%

A taxi fare in Cairns is 49% cheaper than in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
£3
Cairns
£1.52
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
11%

Coffee in Cairns is 11% cheaper than in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
£2.78
Cairns
£2.47
Edinburgh airports
  • ( Turnhouse (EDI)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( Glasgow Scotland (GLA)
    How far from city centre: 42 miles
  • ( Prestwick (PIK)
    How far from city centre: 63 miles
Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
K Distance: 9257 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Edinburgh to Cairns

😷 Is it safe to travel from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh. 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 Edinburgh to Cairns at Opodo?
At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest flight available from Edinburgh to Cairns. Considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys, our search engine works to provides always the best price with the best conditions.
💰 Is Cairns expensive to visit compared to Edinburgh?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cairns costs an average of 1.52 GBP, 49% cheaper than Edinburgh, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 38% more in Cairns: 2.49 GBP against 1.80 GBP in Edinburgh. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 9.16 GBP in Cairns, 39% less than the 15.00 GBP in Edinburgh. The price of the coffee is around 11% cheaper in Cairns, with an average of 2.47 GBP, while in Edinburgh the coffee costs 2.78 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Edinburgh to Cairns?
The most popular months to book a trip from Edinburgh to Cairns are May, February and January, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Edinburgh to Cairns?
The best time of the year to go to Cairns when flying from Edinburgh depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, July is the top 1º month to fly to Cairns from Edinburgh in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and June. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, August, February and April are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Edinburgh -  Cairns.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Edinburgh to Cairns?
The total flight time between Edinburgh and Cairns is of around 21:03 hours on average, considering an average distance of 16,301 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
Airlines with indirect flights from Edinburgh to Cairns are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Edinburgh to Cairns are:
  • Singapore Airlines, stoping in Singapore for 110 minutes minimun.
  • Singapore Airlines, with 120 minutes scale in Amsterdam.
  • Singapore Airlines, with 120 minutes scale in Amsterdam.
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