Cheap flights Sydney - Cairns

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Information about the route Sydney - Cairns

Average price $408
Popular airline Jetstar Airways
Duration 3 hours and 5 minutes
Cheap month August
High season December
Best getaway departing: Sunday, returning: Thursday
Distance 1961 km
Best time to buy 140 days in advance

Cheapest airlines on route Sydney - Cairns

Code Airline % Searches % being the cheapest
JQ Jetstar Airways 100.0 82.1
TT Tiger Airways Australia 5.0 49.6
VA Virgin Australia 99.8 15.1
QF Qantas 96.5 0.2
ZL Regional Express 10.7 0.0
Overall ranking and explanation

Frequently asked questions about flights Sydney - Cairns

How long does it take from Sydney to Cairns by plane?

A flight from Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS) takes 3 hours and 5 minutes from Sydney to Cairns. The return from Cairns to Sydney is approximately 2 hours and 55 minutes.

What is the distance in a straight line between Sydney and Cairns?

The distance between Sydney and Cairns is 1961 km.

Which airlines have direct flights from Sydney to Cairns?

The airlines that operate this route with direct flights are: Jetstar Airways, Qantas and Virgin Australia.

In which month can you find the lowest prices from Sydney to Cairns?

The best (cheapest) month to travel from Sydney to Cairns is August.

In which month do plane tickets from Sydney to Cairns reach higher prices?

The most expensive time to fly from Sydney to Cairns is December.

What is the day of the week when flights from Sydney to Cairns have the lowest prices?

The cheapest day to travel from Sydney to Cairns is Sunday.

How far in advance is it advisable to book a flight from Sydney to Cairns?

To get the best price from Sydney to Cairns it is recommended to book 140 days in advance.

Which airline offers the cheapest prices to fly from Sydney to Cairns?

Jetstar Airways is the airline that usually provides the best prices from Sydney to Cairns.

Route price statistics

  • Minimum price: $276
  • Average price: $439
  • Maximum price: $557

Data calculated from 12 searches performed during the last 365 days

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Cairns source


The city has 153,000 inhabitants. The currency used is the Australian Dollar ($). The airport that serves the city is Cairns (4 km). Cairns is a city in Australia where Trabber offers 80 hotels.

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