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Townsville to Cairns flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Townsville and Cairns take, on average, 1 hour minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between Townsville with Cairns found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport The airport Townsville Airport - RAAF Townsville is the departure airport operating flights between Townsville and Cairns
Arriving Airport Flights departing Townsville with Cairns as destination arrives at Cairns International Airport

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Departure Fri, 08 Jul Return Mon, 11 Jul
TSV Townsville
CNS Cairns
return from £123
Departure Sun, 24 Jul Return Mon, 25 Jul
TSV Townsville
CNS Cairns
return from £131
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Exchange rate
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Last checked on 28 June 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 47% more expensive in Cairns than in Townsville.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 14% more expensive in Cairns than in Townsville.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi in Cairns costs roughly the same as in Townsville.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 1% more expensive in Cairns than in Townsville.

Townsville airports
  • ( Townsville Airport - RAAF Townsville (TSV)
    How far from city centre: 8 miles
Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
K Distance: 206 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Townsville to Cairns

😷 Is it safe to travel from Townsville 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 Townsville. 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 Townsville to Cairns at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Townsville to Cairns is 123£. 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 Townsville?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cairns costs an average of 1.64 GBP, the same as in Townsville, while train tickets costs 47% more in Cairns: 2.55 GBP against 1.73 GBP in Townsville. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 11.34 GBP in Cairns, 14% more than the 9.92 GBP in Townsville. The price of the coffee is around 1% more expensive in Cairns, with an average of 2.83 GBP , while in Townsville the coffee costs 2.79 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Townsville to Cairns?
The most popular months to book a trip from Townsville to Cairns are August, June and April, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Townsville to Cairns?
The best time of the year to go to Cairns when flying from Townsville depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Cairns from Townsville in terms of searches from our customer, followed by June and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, March, September and January are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Townsville -  Cairns.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Townsville to Cairns?
The total flight time between Townsville and Cairns is of around 01:00 hours on average, considering an average distance of 299 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 Townsville and Cairns?
The main airport route flying between Townsville and Cairns is: Townsville Airport - RAAF Townsville (TSV) to Cairns International Airport (CNS). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Qantas Airways.
  • Regional Express.
Which are the airlines with flights from Townsville to Cairns?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Townsville to Cairns are:
  • Regional Express.
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