Cheap flights from Melbourne to Cairns from $106

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Flight information for Melbourne to Cairns

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Melbourne to Cairns
Best price found$291The best return flight deal from Melbourne to Cairns found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $291. The best one-way flight to Cairns from Melbourne in the past 72 hours is $106
Fastest flight time3h 15mThe fastest flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 3h 15m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from Melbourne to Cairns. Popular non-direct routes for this connection are Melbourne Avalon Airport - Cairns Airport and Melbourne Airport - Cairns Airport.
Airports in Cairns1 airportThere is 1 airport near Cairns: Cairns (CNS)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Melbourne to Cairns

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 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
27 Jan.
MEL02:00Melbourne
3h 15m
CNS05:15Cairns
3 Feb.
CNS05:15Cairns
3h 20m
MEL08:35Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
10 Jan.
MEL01:35Melbourne
3h 25m
CNS05:00Cairns
17 Jan.
CNS05:15Cairns
3h 20m
MEL08:35Melbourne
Jetstar
12 Feb.
MEL06:40Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS10:00Cairns
19 Feb.
CNS05:15Cairns
3h 20m
MEL08:35Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
18 Dec.
MEL12:55Melbourne
3h 25m
CNS16:20Cairns
25 Dec.
CNS05:15Cairns
3h 20m
MEL08:35Melbourne
Jetstar
4 Feb.
MEL06:40Melbourne
3h 20m
CNS10:00Cairns
11 Feb.
CNS01:30Cairns
3h 25m
MEL04:55Melbourne
Jetstar
18 Jan.
MEL10:45Melbourne
3h 15m
CNS14:00Cairns
24 Jan.
CNS11:35Cairns
3h 20m
MEL14:55Melbourne

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 Virgin Australia
Jetstar
10 Dec.
MEL01:30Melbourne
3h 15m
CNS04:45Cairns
Virgin Australia
18 Dec.
MEL12:55Melbourne
3h 25m
CNS16:20Cairns
Multiple Airlines
3 Jan.
AVV12:10Melbourne Avalon
21h 30m
1 stop
CNS09:40Cairns

Search last-minute flights to Cairns from Melbourne

Find and compare return flight prices for your last-minute flight from Melbourne to Cairns
Jetstar
10 Dec.
MEL01:30Melbourne
3h 15m
CNS04:45Cairns
13 Dec.
CNS04:35Cairns
3h 20m
MEL07:55Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
11 Dec.
MEL01:30Melbourne
3h 15m
CNS04:45Cairns
14 Dec.
CNS08:00Cairns
3h 25m
MEL11:25Melbourne
Virgin Australia
10 Dec.
MEL02:30Melbourne
28h 30m
2 stops
CNS07:00Cairns
12 Dec.
CNS07:50Cairns
3h 25m
MEL11:15Melbourne
Jetstar
10 Dec.
MEL01:30Melbourne
3h 15m
CNS04:45Cairns
12 Dec.
CNS04:35Cairns
3h 20m
MEL07:55Melbourne
Jetstar
10 Dec.
MEL01:30Melbourne
3h 15m
CNS04:45Cairns
12 Dec.
CNS04:35Cairns
3h 20m
MEL07:55Melbourne
Multiple Airlines
10 Dec.
MEL01:30Melbourne
3h 15m
CNS04:45Cairns
13 Dec.
CNS06:40Cairns
7h 35m
1 stop
MEL14:15Melbourne

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 $206
Free cancellation
Rating
10.0
Jetstar
PriceFrom $215
Free cancellation
Rating
5.6
Qantas Airways
PriceFrom $299
Free cancellation
Rating
7.4
Virgin Australia
PriceFrom $340
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. A reasonable flight in good conditions will take 3h 15m.


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