Cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns

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The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel from Brisbane to Cairns.
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Flight information for Brisbane to Cairns
(BNE to CNS)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from Brisbane to Cairns
Best Price Found$103The best flight deal from Brisbane to Cairns found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $103
Fastest flight time2h 30mThe fastest flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 2h 30m
Direct flightsTueDirect flights go from Brisbane to Cairns on Tuesday. Airlines offering direct flights are: Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia and Etihad Airways.
Airports in Cairns1 airportThere is 1 airport near Cairns: Cairns (CNS)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from Brisbane 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 Brisbane to Cairns?

March

The cheapest time of year to fly to Cairns from Brisbane is March. Most expensive is July

What is the cheapest day to depart Brisbane for Cairns?

Wednesday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Wednesday. The most expensive is typically Friday

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

in the afternoon

Brisbane to Cairns flights are approximately 32% more expensive in the morning than in the afternoon

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

Tigerair Australia

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

What is the cheapest Brisbane to Cairns flight route?

Brisbane - Cairns

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

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

56 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from Brisbane to Cairns is approximately 56 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from Brisbane to Cairns

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from Brisbane to Cairns by changing tabs
Jetstar
Nov 8
BNE12:15 pmBrisbane
2h 15m
CNS2:30 pmCairns
Nov 12
CNS2:00 amCairns
2h 05m
BNE4:05 amBrisbane
Virgin Australia
Oct 28
BNE8:20 amBrisbane
2h 30m
CNS10:50 amCairns
Nov 1
CNS2:00 amCairns
2h 20m
BNE4:20 amBrisbane
Multiple Airlines
Nov 8
BNE1:20 pmBrisbane
2h 20m
CNS3:40 pmCairns
Nov 12
CNS9:25 amCairns
27h 10m
1 stop
BNE12:35 pmBrisbane
Qantas Airways
Dec 26
BNE2:50 pmBrisbane
2h 20m
CNS5:10 pmCairns
Jan 2
CNS1:00 amCairns
2h 15m
BNE3:15 amBrisbane
Virgin Australia
Dec 11
BNE9:20 amBrisbane
2h 20m
CNS11:40 amCairns
Dec 16
CNS4:20 pmCairns
2h 20m
BNE6:40 pmBrisbane
Jetstar
Nov 13
BNE12:15 pmBrisbane
2h 15m
CNS2:30 pmCairns
Nov 16
CNS2:00 amCairns
2h 05m
BNE4:05 amBrisbane

Find the cheapest one-way flights from Brisbane to Cairns

If you're looking for one-way flights from Brisbane to Cairns, view some of our deals below provided by Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia
Jetstar
Dec 31
BNE4:20 pmBrisbane
2h 15m
CNS6:35 pmCairns
Virgin Australia
Dec 6
BNE1:20 pmBrisbane
2h 20m
CNS3:40 pmCairns
Qantas Airways
Nov 8
BNE10:05 amBrisbane
2h 20m
CNS12:25 pmCairns

Search last-minute flights to Cairns from Brisbane

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from Brisbane to Cairns
Virgin Australia
Oct 23
BNE1:20 pmBrisbane
2h 30m
CNS3:50 pmCairns
Oct 26
CNS2:00 amCairns
2h 15m
BNE4:15 amBrisbane
Jetstar
Oct 27
BNE2:10 amBrisbane
2h 20m
CNS4:30 amCairns
Oct 31
CNS2:05 amCairns
2h 05m
BNE4:10 amBrisbane
Multiple Airlines
Oct 23
BNE1:20 pmBrisbane
2h 20m
CNS3:40 pmCairns
Oct 26
CNS2:00 amCairns
2h 00m
BNE4:00 amBrisbane
Virgin Australia
Oct 23
BNE1:20 pmBrisbane
2h 30m
CNS3:50 pmCairns
Oct 25
CNS2:00 amCairns
2h 15m
BNE4:15 amBrisbane
Qantas Airways
Oct 27
BNE2:00 amBrisbane
2h 20m
CNS4:20 amCairns
Oct 31
CNS1:45 pmCairns
14h 10m
1 stop
BNE3:55 amBrisbane
Multiple Airlines
Oct 23
BNE1:20 pmBrisbane
2h 30m
CNS3:50 pmCairns
Oct 25
CNS2:45 amCairns
4h 10m
1 stop
BNE6:55 amBrisbane

Best airlines flying from Brisbane to Cairns

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from Brisbane to Cairns with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Tigerair Australia
PriceFrom $107
Free Cancellation
Rating
10.0
Jetstar
PriceFrom $112
Free Cancellation
Rating
5.6
5.1

Boarding

5.7

Comfort

6.0

Crew

5.5

Entertainment

5.7

Food

Reviews

Cons: They waited until my last flight to weigh my carry on and then tell me that I had to check it in for $80. I just got off that flight and the person at the counter cleared my bags so I understand the money grab. Also flying 12hrs and then 8hrs and not having your meals complimentary is a big problem. They are nothing but a money grabbing selfish airline. Never again

1 / 4
Qantas Airways
PriceFrom $132
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.4
7.7

Boarding

6.8

Comfort

8.6

Crew

6.8

Entertainment

7.3

Food

Reviews

Cons: For a flagship airline, a in seat screen should be a given. This is not a budget airline.

1 / 4
Virgin Australia
PriceFrom $152
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2

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

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from Brisbane to Cairns are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travelers: Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, and Virgin Australia.

  • How far is Brisbane to Cairns by plane?

    The straight-line distance from Brisbane to Cairns is 862.8 mi. Typically, this will take 2h 15m by plane in normal conditions.


What are the current travel restrictions for Cairns?

Currently, Australia travel restrictions include travel to Cairns.

Entry restrictions

Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew, a person recruited under the Government approved Seasonal Worker Program or Pacific Labour Scheme, a person who holds a Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa. Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using the Travel Exemption portal.

Entry requirements

Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers must complete the Australia Travel Declaration form at least 72 hours before your departure for Australia.

Quarantine requirements

Unless arriving on a quarantine-free flight from New Zealand, all travelers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in their port of arrival.​, at their own expense. For more information on quarantine rules in the Australian states, check the following websites: New South Wales, The Northern Territory, Western Australia.

Transiting rules

Foreign nationals may transit through Australia if the connecting flight is within 72 hours of the arriving flight. They must either have a transit visa or be nationals of a visa-exempt country. Transit passengers don’t need to apply for an exemption to travel restrictions if they are booked to depart on a connecting flight from the same airport within 72 hours and they are not going to leave the airport. Travelers who plan to leave the airport before boarding their connecting flight or who will be at the airport for longer than 72 hours need to apply for a travel exemption here and will be subject to quarantine until their departing flight. Travelers from New Zealand and Pacific Islanders may not need a travel exemption. More information on transiting Australia is available here.

All other info

Travelers planning to travel across Australian state borders should note that some Australian states also have domestic travel restrictions, border restrictions, and quarantine requirements in place. In the case of onward travel within Australia, travelers are advised to check in advance with their travel/accommodation provider.

If you are planning to travel to Cairns at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.