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Cheap flights from Cairns to Melbourne from $134

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Best price found

$134

Fastest flight time

3h 25m

Direct flights

Every day

Airports in Melbourne

2 airports
The best one-way flight to Melbourne from Cairns in the past 72 hours is $134. The best return flight deal from Cairns to Melbourne found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $254.
The fastest flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 3h 25m
Direct flights go from Cairns to Melbourne every day.
There are 2 airports near Melbourne: Melbourne Avalon (AVV), Melbourne (MEL)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Cairns to Melbourne

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cairns to Melbourne?

October. The cheapest time of year to fly to Melbourne from Cairns is October. The most expensive is June.

What is the cheapest day to depart Cairns for Melbourne?

Wednesday. The cheapest day of the week is usually Wednesday. The most expensive is usually Sunday.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cairns to Melbourne?

In the afternoon. Cairns to Melbourne flights are approximately 7% more expensive in the morning than in the afternoon

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Melbourne from Cairns?

Virgin Australia. Jetstar, Qantas Airways, and Virgin Australia are the most popular carriers operating from Cairns to Melbourne

What is the cheapest Cairns to Melbourne flight route?

Cairns - Melbourne. Fly from Cairns to Melbourne for the best Cairns - Melbourne flight prices

How far in advance should you book Cairns to Melbourne flights?

44 days before. The cheapest time to buy a flight from Cairns to Melbourne is approximately 44 days to departure

How many flights depart from Cairns to Melbourne on average per day?

As of February 2024, there are 13 flights per week flying from Cairns to Melbourne. The most common time of day flights depart is 10:00, with 84% of flights taking off at midday.

How many flights depart from Cairns to Melbourne on average per week?

The number of flights available between Cairns and Melbourne is 94 per week as of February 2024. The most frequent departure day is Monday, with 19% of weekly flights leaving on this day.

Can stopping save me money on Cairns to Melbourne flights?

No. A direct flight is the cheapest option for a flight between Cairns to Melbourne.

If you are looking to fly from Cairns to Melbourne, you are most likely going to fly from Cairns Airport to Melbourne Airport, the most popular airports on that route. If you are looking for an alternate airport to fly into near Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Avalon Airport is a great option and is located in Melbourne. The least expensive flight option from Cairns to Melbourne will typically be CNS — MEL during the month of February with an average price of $244 RT.

Cairns Airport (CNS) to Melbourne Airport (MEL)$244
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Cairns Airport (CNS) to Melbourne Avalon Airport (AVV)$411
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Easily compare return flights from Cairns to Melbourne

Below you can see the best fares for your return flight route over the next six months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Cairns to Melbourne by changing tabs
Jetstar
2 May
CNS07:00Cairns
3h 30m
MEL10:30Melbourne
6 May
MEL06:00Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS09:20Cairns
Virgin Australia
2 May
CNS13:00Cairns
3h 25m
MEL16:25Melbourne
6 May
MEL09:10Melbourne
7h 00m
1 stop
CNS16:10Cairns
Multiple Airlines
15 Apr
CNS20:25Cairns
3h 25m
MEL23:50Melbourne
21 Apr
MEL18:35Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS21:55Cairns
Jetstar
15 Apr
CNS19:05Cairns
3h 25m
MEL22:30Melbourne
21 Apr
MEL18:35Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS21:55Cairns
Rex
15 Apr
CNS21:40Cairns
13h 45m
1 stop
MEL11:25Melbourne
21 Apr
MEL16:05Melbourne
24h 50m
1 stop
CNS16:55Cairns
Jetstar
15 Apr
CNS19:05Cairns
3h 25m
MEL22:30Melbourne
21 Apr
MEL15:05Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS18:25Cairns

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Cairns to Melbourne

If you're looking for one-way flights from Cairns to Melbourne, view some of our deals below provided by Jetstar and Virgin Australia
Jetstar
18 Apr
CNS19:05Cairns
3h 25m
MEL22:30Melbourne
Virgin Australia
21 Mar
CNS19:45Cairns
3h 25m
MEL00:10Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
16 Apr
CNS11:50Cairns
8h 25m
2 stops
AVV20:15Melbourne Avalon

Search last-minute flights to Melbourne from Cairns

Find and compare return flight prices for your last-minute flight from Cairns to Melbourne
Jetstar
3 Mar
CNS06:55Cairns
23h 40m
1 stop
AVV07:35Melbourne Avalon
5 Mar
AVV16:55Melbourne Avalon
17h 10m
1 stop
CNS09:05Cairns
Virgin Australia
3 Mar
CNS14:45Cairns
5h 50m
1 stop
MEL21:35Melbourne
5 Mar
MEL13:00Melbourne
8h 10m
2 stops
CNS20:10Cairns
Jetstar
3 Mar
CNS07:20Cairns
3h 25m
MEL11:45Melbourne
5 Mar
MEL06:00Melbourne
3h 15m
CNS08:15Cairns
Jetstar
3 Mar
CNS06:00Cairns
27h 20m
1 stop
MEL10:20Melbourne
5 Mar
MEL06:50Melbourne
17h 40m
1 stop
CNS23:30Cairns
Jetstar
3 Mar
CNS06:00Cairns
27h 20m
1 stop
MEL10:20Melbourne
5 Mar
MEL06:00Melbourne
3h 15m
CNS08:15Cairns

Best airlines flying from Cairns to Melbourne

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Virgin AustraliaPriceFrom $168Free cancellationRating
7.7
786 reviews
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JetstarPriceFrom $206Free cancellationRating
6.8
808 reviews
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Qantas AirwaysPriceFrom $438Free cancellationRating
7.7
1,113 reviews
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Virgin Australia flights from Cairns to Melbourne

Our best Virgin Australia deals on Cairns to Melbourne flight tickets
Virgin Australia
2 May
CNS13:00Cairns
3h 25m
MEL16:25Melbourne
6 May
MEL09:10Melbourne
7h 00m
1 stop
CNS16:10Cairns
Virgin Australia
22 Mar
CNS19:45Cairns
3h 25m
MEL00:10Melbourne
3 Apr
MEL07:10Melbourne
7h 00m
1 stop
CNS13:10Cairns
Virgin Australia
21 Mar
CNS19:45Cairns
3h 25m
MEL00:10Melbourne
23 Mar
MEL06:00Melbourne
5h 15m
1 stop
CNS10:15Cairns

Jetstar flights from Cairns to Melbourne

Our best Jetstar deals on Cairns to Melbourne flight tickets
Jetstar
2 May
CNS07:00Cairns
3h 30m
MEL10:30Melbourne
6 May
MEL06:00Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS09:20Cairns
Jetstar
15 Apr
CNS19:05Cairns
3h 25m
MEL22:30Melbourne
21 Apr
MEL18:35Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS21:55Cairns
Jetstar
15 Apr
CNS19:05Cairns
3h 25m
MEL22:30Melbourne
21 Apr
MEL15:05Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS18:25Cairns

  • How far is Cairns to Melbourne by plane?

    Cairns and Melbourne are 2322.4 km apart from one another. Typically, this will take 3h 25m by plane in normal conditions.

  • When did momondo last update prices for flights from Cairns Airport to Melbourne?

    Prices for flights from Cairns Airport to Melbourne are refreshed on a daily basis.

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  • How old do you have to be to fly from Cairns Airport to Melbourne?

    The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and stopovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel from Cairns Airport to Melbourne.

  • What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Melbourne?

    The required travel and health documents for your Melbourne trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's licence and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at Melbourne. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.


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Can I find flights from Cairns to Melbourne with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. All flights to Melbourne from Cairns on momondo can be compared and filtered by various policies on offer, including flexible booking.

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Once all potential Cairns to Melbourne flight options are in front of you, momondo lets you sort and filter flights based on preferences such as airline, price and flight times amongst many other options.

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If you are simply researching potential flights to Melbourne, momondo offers a useful price alert feature which will track prices for flights to Melbourne from Cairns and alert you when they change.


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