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Melbourne Cairns
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Thu, 02 May MEL - CNS
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£222 £217
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Sat, 27 Apr MEL - CNS
£67 £66
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Mon, 06 May MEL - CNS
Wed, 08 May CNS - MEL
£183 £179
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Thu, 25 Apr MEL - CNS
Mon, 29 Apr CNS - MEL
£222 £217
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Fri, 10 May MEL - CNS
Mon, 13 May CNS - MEL
£188 £184
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Flight route information

Distance: 1470 miles
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

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Prices for tickets from Melbourne to Cairns may fluctuate while you are in the process of booking. While this isn't a common occurrence, it can happen because Opodo operates as an online travel agency, and ticket prices and availability are ultimately determined by the airlines. Therefore, if the airline adjusts prices or if the available tickets are depleted while you are making your reservation, you will receive confirmation within 48 hours after your ticket purchase.

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Frequently asked questions about flights from Melbourne to 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).
How can I find cheap flights from Melbourne to Cairns at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Melbourne to Cairns is 66£. 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.
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.
Is it possible to purchase a flexible ticket for my flight from Melbourne to Cairns?
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!
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.
Flight Duration 3 h and 25 m Flights between Melbourne and Cairns take, on average, 3 h and 25 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight £66 Cheapest price for a flight between Melbourne and Cairns found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport Melbourne Airport The airport Melbourne Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Melbourne and Cairns
Arriving Airport Cairns International Airport Flights departing Melbourne with Cairns as destination arrive at Cairns International Airport

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