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About Flights to Cairns

Summary info about Cairns flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$697

Best Round-Trip Price

$1,023

Fastest flight time

21h 45m

Operated By

3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Cairns from United States in the last 72 hours is $697 (Los Angeles to Cairns).
The best round-trip flight price to Cairns from United States in the last 72 hours is $1,023 (Los Angeles to Cairns).
The fastest flight to Cairns from United States takes 21h 45m (Los Angeles to Cairns).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Cairns, including Air Canada, Air New Zealand and ANA.

Cheapest flights to Cairns airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Cairns airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Cairns

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Cairns

Los Angeles (LAX) to Cairns (CNS)

Typically, flights to Cairns from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Cairns, which has an average price of $1,517

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM LOS ANGELESJuly32% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Cairns costs on average just $1,031 in July
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM LOS ANGELESMarch40% more expensiveIt costs about $2,119 for flights to Cairns from Los Angeles in March
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM LOS ANGELESJune420% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Cairns from Los Angeles in June than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Cairns?

Flights to Cairns, Australia, can vary in duration, depending on your origin city. For example, flights from New York’s JFK International Airport (JFK) to Cairns Airport (CNS) in Queensland, Australia, can last between 29 hours and 46 hours, with connections along the way in Los Angeles, California and Sydney. Now, if your flight originates in Los Angeles (LAX), your travel time will still average between 20 hours and 40 hours, this time with layovers in Tokyo and Sydney. You can also find Cairns flight deals on momondo from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). These flights last about 26 hours with connections in Los Angeles and Sydney.

Unfortunately, nonstop flights to Cairns are not available from departure points in the United States. However, momondo makes it easy to find flights to Cairns from popular departure points, such as New York JFK International Airport (JFK), Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), and even Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Most flights from these and other major hubs in the United States will include at least one domestic layover, typically in California, and one international layover, such as Sydney on the way to CNS Cairns. Some flights may also include connections in other countries, such as Japan. Depending on your particular needs, it may be quicker or less expensive to travel to a departure point in the western part of the country, as points further east will include more connections and travel times.

Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Cairns for June and July, when they can visit South Bank Parklands and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Cairns is possible. If you are planning a flight to Cairns, consider booking flights to Bloomfield Airport (78 mi from Cairns city center).



Cairns flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Cairns found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
Oct 23
LAX4:50 pmLos Angeles
45h 20m
2 stops
CNS2:10 pmCairns
Oct 29
CNS10:40 amCairns
37h 33m
2 stops
LAX12:13 amLos Angeles
Air Canada
Aug 21
LAX5:05 pmLos Angeles
45h 05m
2 stops
CNS2:10 pmCairns
Oct 25
CNS2:00 amCairns
22h 37m
2 stops
LAX12:37 amLos Angeles
Air Canada
Aug 21
LAX5:05 pmLos Angeles
45h 05m
2 stops
CNS2:10 pmCairns
Oct 24
CNS2:25 pmCairns
34h 12m
2 stops
LAX12:37 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Aug 20
LAX5:05 pmLos Angeles
45h 05m
2 stops
CNS2:10 pmCairns
Oct 25
CNS2:00 amCairns
22h 37m
2 stops
LAX12:37 amLos Angeles
Air Canada
Aug 20
LAX5:05 pmLos Angeles
45h 05m
2 stops
CNS2:10 pmCairns
Oct 24
CNS2:25 pmCairns
34h 12m
2 stops
LAX12:37 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Aug 23
LAX4:40 amLos Angeles
38h 15m
2 stops
CNS6:55 pmCairns
Oct 18
CNS2:00 amCairns
22h 37m
2 stops
LAX12:37 amLos Angeles

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Cairns

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Cairns, view some of our deals below provided by ANA
Multiple Airlines
Jul 27
LAX7:00 amLos Angeles
24h 35m
1 stop
CNS7:35 amCairns
Multiple Airlines
Dec 3
LAX5:45 pmLos Angeles
24h 35m
2 stops
CNS6:20 pmCairns
Multiple Airlines
Dec 7
LAX5:45 pmLos Angeles
24h 35m
2 stops
CNS6:20 pmCairns

Which airlines fly to Cairns?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Cairns

Which airlines fly to Cairns?

Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Delta and Air New Zealand are the most popular airlines that fly from United States to Cairns on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to Cairns with these airlines and other airlines flying from United States.

Cathay Pacific Flights to Cairns

Cathay Pacific operates around 3 flights into Cairns in any given week. The most common departure point for these flights was from Sydney Kingsford Smith, with the best round-trip Cathay Pacific deal found being $1,016 (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cairns). Users have rated Cathay Pacific 8.1/10 in over 34 reviews on momondo.

Virgin Australia Flights to Cairns

Virgin Australia (7.7/10, 26 reviews) is also a popular choice for flights to Cairns, with deals from as low as $616 from Boston Logan Intl, round-trip. With 27 Virgin Australia flights to Cairns on average each week, prices can vary significantly by origin and availability.


Airports near Cairns

Below you will find all the airports in Cairns along with the distance from the city center

How do you get to the city center from Cairns’ airport?

After arriving in Cairns, it is possible to purchase tickets for the Excellence Coaches shuttle buses in both the T1 International Terminal and the T2 Domestic Terminal. The pickup point for these shuttles is located just outside the arrivals hall at the airport. Bus trips to the city center average 12-15 minutes in length. As the Cairns Airport is located relatively near the city center, a taxi ride should only last about 10-15 minutes as well, depending on traffic conditions. Some travelers may choose to hail a private ride service like Uber, which can also make the trip to the airport from the city center (or vice-versa) in about 10-15 minutes.


Popular routes to Cairns

Most frequently searched flights to Cairns along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Boston to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time34h 15m
Cheapest price$1,737
Los Angeles to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time24h 10m
Cheapest price$1,023
San Francisco to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time22h 30m
Cheapest price$1,197
New York to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time31h 20m
Cheapest price$1,313
Denver to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time40h 55m
Cheapest price$2,949
Brisbane to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time2h 20m
Cheapest price$129
Honolulu to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time17h 40m
Cheapest price$1,010
Seattle to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time24h 45m
Cheapest price$1,217
Orlando to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time36h 01m
Cheapest price$2,699
Atlanta to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time29h 35m
Cheapest price$1,150

Visa requirements for visiting Cairns

All travelers from the United States into Australia, including those continuing on to Cairns, are required to have a valid passport and visa for entry. Passports must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of entry to the country. Be aware that Australia limits entry to "those persons who are of good character," and may require a letter from the traveler’s local police department or even an FBI report so as to screen out those travelers who may have prior criminal convictions.


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Best things to do and see in Cairns

The Cairns Esplanade Lagoon is a popular public swimming area overlooking Trinity Inlet. Open year-round, this fun attraction is a great way to escape the heat while in Cairns. The Cairns Aquarium in the downtown area is also a must-see, featuring many of the aquatic animal life indigenous to the area. For family-friendly fun, Muddy’s Playground is a municipal play area with water fun, educational play opportunities, and a safe place for the entire family to relax. If you’re looking for educational opportunities, we recommend the Cairns Museum in the city center and the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum, located just next to the Tjapukal Aboriginal Cultural Park. Feeling lucky? Then you’ll want to experience the famous Reef Hotel and Casino, a local hotspot located near the city center and the Cairns Tropical Zoo.


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