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Melbourne to Cairns flights

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

Cheap last minute flights to Cairns

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Departure Thu, 04 Nov Return Sun, 07 Nov
MEL Melbourne
CNS Cairns
return from £122
Departure Mon, 22 Nov Return Sun, 28 Nov
MEL Melbourne
CNS Cairns
return from £104
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Last checked on 26 October 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
6%

Trains are 6% more expensive in Cairns than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.44
Cairns
£2.58
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
10%

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

Melbourne
£10.85
Cairns
£9.5
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
39%

A taxi fare in Cairns is 39% cheaper than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.58
Cairns
£1.57
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
8%

Coffee is 8% more expensive in Cairns than in Melbourne.

Melbourne
£2.38
Cairns
£2.56
Melbourne airports
  • ( Melbourne Airport (MEL)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Avalon Airport (AVV)
    How far from city centre: 31 miles
  • ( Moorabbin (MBW)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
  • ( Essendon (MEB)
    How far from city centre: 9 miles
Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
K Distance: 1470 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Melbourne to Cairns

😷 Is it safe to travel from Melbourne 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 Melbourne. 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 Melbourne to Cairns at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Melbourne to Cairns is 104£. 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 Melbourne?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cairns costs an average of 1.57 GBP, 39% cheaper than Melbourne, with a fare of 2.58 GBP, while train tickets costs 6% more in Cairns: 2.58 GBP against 2.44 GBP in Melbourne. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 9.50 GBP in Cairns, 12% less than the 10.85 GBP in Melbourne. The price of the coffee is around 8% more expensive in Cairns, with an average of 2.56 GBP , while in Melbourne the coffee costs 2.38 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Melbourne to Cairns?
The most popular months to book a trip from Melbourne to Cairns are July, December and January, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Melbourne to Cairns?
The best time of the year to go to Cairns when flying from Melbourne 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 Cairns from Melbourne in terms of searches from our customer, followed by January and April. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, June and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Melbourne -  Cairns.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Melbourne to Cairns?
The total flight time between Melbourne and Cairns is of around 03:25 hours on average, considering an average distance of 2,335 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 Melbourne and Cairns?
The main airport route flying between Melbourne and Cairns is: Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Cairns International Airport (CNS). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Tiger Airways Australia.
  • Jetstar.
  • Virgin Australia.
Which are the airlines with flights from Melbourne to Cairns?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Melbourne to Cairns are:
  • Tiger Airways Australia.
  • Jetstar.
  • Virgin Australia.
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