Cheap flights from Melbourne to Cairns

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Flight information for Melbourne to Cairns
(MEL to CNS)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Melbourne to Cairns
Best price found$246The best flight deal from Melbourne to Cairns found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $246
Fastest flight time3h 25mThe fastest flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 3h 25m
Direct flightsFri, Sat and SunDirect flights go from Melbourne to Cairns on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The only airline offering direct flights is Etihad Airways.
Airports in Cairns1 airportThere is 1 airport near Cairns: Cairns (CNS)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Melbourne to Cairns

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

May

The cheapest time of year to fly to Cairns from Melbourne is May. The most expensive is December.

What is the cheapest day to depart Melbourne for Cairns?

Tuesday

The cheapest day of the week is usually Tuesday. The most expensive is usually Friday.

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

in the morning

Melbourne to Cairns flights are approximately 12% more expensive in the evening than in the morning

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

Tigerair Australia

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

What is the cheapest Melbourne to Cairns flight route?

Melbourne - Cairns

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

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

37 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from Melbourne to Cairns is approximately 37 days to departure


Easily compare return flights from Melbourne to Cairns

Below you can see the best fares for your return flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Melbourne to Cairns by changing tabs
Jetstar
14 Aug.
MEL11:20Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS14:40Cairns
21 Aug.
CNS07:20Cairns
3h 25m
MEL10:45Melbourne
Jetstar
19 Oct.
MEL11:20Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS14:40Cairns
26 Oct.
CNS15:10Cairns
3h 25m
MEL18:35Melbourne
Jetstar
19 Oct.
MEL16:15Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS19:35Cairns
26 Oct.
CNS02:15Cairns
3h 30m
MEL05:45Melbourne
Jetstar
20 Aug.
MEL11:20Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS14:40Cairns
22 Aug.
CNS02:15Cairns
3h 30m
MEL05:45Melbourne
Jetstar
21 Nov.
MEL01:30Melbourne
3h 15m
CNS04:45Cairns
2 Dec.
CNS05:15Cairns
3h 20m
MEL08:35Melbourne
Jetstar
19 Aug.
MEL11:20Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS14:40Cairns
23 Aug.
CNS02:15Cairns
3h 30m
MEL05:45Melbourne

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Cairns

If you're looking for one-way flights from Melbourne to Cairns, view some of our deals below provided by Jetstar and Qantas Airways
Jetstar
13 Oct.
MEL16:15Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS19:35Cairns
Jetstar
20 Aug.
MEL15:15Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS18:35Cairns
Jetstar
20 Aug.
MEL11:20Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS14:40Cairns

Best airlines flying from Melbourne to Cairns

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Melbourne to Cairns with momondo
AirlineRatingFree cancellationPrice
Tigerair Australia
PriceFrom $195
Free cancellation
Rating
10.0
Jetstar
PriceFrom $203
Free cancellation
Rating
5.6
Qantas Airways
PriceFrom $283
Free cancellation
Rating
7.4
Virgin Australia
PriceFrom $322
Free cancellation
Rating
8.2

  • Are airlines flying from Melbourne to Cairns offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Due to the global impact of COVID-19, some of our airline partners operating flights from Melbourne to Cairns, such as Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, and Virgin Australia may have flexible cancellation policies in place. Use our site to search for all of the airlines offering this flexibility to you.

  • How far is Melbourne to Cairns by plane?

    Melbourne and Cairns are 2322.4 km apart from one another. By plane, this route typically takes 3h 15m.


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