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Queenstown to Cairns flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Queenstown and Cairns take, on average, 6 h and 6 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Queenstown with Cairns found by our customers in the last 72 hours
High season According to search data from our customers, January is the busiest time to fly from Queenstown to Cairns
Best time to book According to real data August is the most popular time to book a flight to Cairns when departing from Queenstown

Cheap last minute flights to Cairns

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Departure Fri, 05 Aug Return Sun, 07 Aug
ZQN Queenstown
CNS Cairns
return from £509
Departure Thu, 11 Aug Return Mon, 15 Aug
ZQN Queenstown
CNS Cairns
return from £489
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Exchange rate
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Last checked on 12 August 2022
Train
Local, one-way ticket
148%

Trains are 148% more expensive in Cairns than in Queenstown.

Queenstown
£1.04
Cairns
£2.58
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
20%

A meal in Cairns is 20% cheaper than a meal in Queenstown.

Queenstown
£16.89
Cairns
£13.47
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
32%

A taxi fare in Cairns is 32% cheaper than in Queenstown.

Queenstown
£2.44
Cairns
£1.66
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
18%

Coffee is 18% more expensive in Cairns than in Queenstown.

Queenstown
£2.43
Cairns
£2.87
Queenstown airports
  • ( Queenstown Airport (limited) (ZQN)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
K Distance: 2383 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Queenstown to Cairns

😷 Is it safe to travel from Queenstown 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 Queenstown. 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 Queenstown to Cairns at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Queenstown to Cairns is 489£. 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 Queenstown?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cairns costs an average of 1.66 GBP, 32% cheaper than Queenstown, with a fare of 2.44 GBP, while train tickets costs 148% more in Cairns: 2.58 GBP against 1.04 GBP in Queenstown. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 13.47 GBP in Cairns, 20% less than the 16.89 GBP in Queenstown. The price of the coffee is around 18% more expensive in Cairns, with an average of 2.87 GBP , while in Queenstown the coffee costs 2.43 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Queenstown to Cairns?
The most popular months to book a trip from Queenstown to Cairns are August, July and November, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Queenstown to Cairns?
The best time of the year to go to Cairns when flying from Queenstown depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, January is the top 1º month to fly to Cairns from Queenstown in terms of searches from our customer, followed by October and December. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, September and April are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Queenstown -  Cairns.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Queenstown to Cairns?
The total flight time between Queenstown and Cairns is of around 06:06 hours on average, considering an average distance of 3,821 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 Queenstown to Cairns are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Queenstown to Cairns are:
  • Virgin Australia, stoping in Brisbane for 135 minutes minimun.
  • Jetstar, with 200 minutes scale in Coolangatta - Gold Coast, QLD.
  • Jetstar, with 200 minutes scale in Coolangatta - Gold Coast, QLD.
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