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About Flights to Cairns

Summary info about Cairns flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price


Best Round-Trip Price


Fastest flight time

21h 05m

Operated By

3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Cairns from United States in the last 72 hours is $783 (Los Angeles to Cairns).
The best round-trip flight price to Cairns from United States in the last 72 hours is $1,139 (Los Angeles to Cairns).
The fastest flight to Cairns from United States takes 21h 05m (Los Angeles to Cairns).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Cairns, including Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand and Undisclosed Carrier.

Cairns flights insights and trends

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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Cairns?

Our data shows that Saturday is the least expensive day to fly to Cairns. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as $1,548. The most expensive day to fly to Cairns is Wednesday, with ticket prices averaging around $2,265.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Cairns?

How long does it take to fly to Cairns?

If you’re flying from a popular airport in United States, such as Los Angeles or San Francisco, and flying into the most popular airport in Cairns (Cairns), then you can expect flight times to average 20h 10m and 24h 45m, respectively.

Cheapest flights to Cairns airports

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Los Angeles


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 $1,578

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM LOS ANGELESNovember34% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Cairns costs on average just $1,047 in November
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM LOS ANGELESDecember63% more expensiveIt costs about $2,574 for flights to Cairns from Los Angeles in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM LOS ANGELESNovember209% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Cairns from Los Angeles in November than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying 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.

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
Jul 31
LAX7:55 pmLos Angeles
29h 20m
2 stops
CNS1:15 amCairns
Aug 13
CNS3:15 pmCairns
34h 40m
2 stops
LAX1:55 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Nov 20
LAX5:45 pmLos Angeles
30h 55m
2 stops
CNS12:40 amCairns
Dec 2
CNS2:00 amCairns
22h 50m
2 stops
LAX12:50 amLos Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Nov 4
LAX1:15 pmLos Angeles
31h 20m
2 stops
CNS7:35 pmCairns
Nov 25
CNS1:30 pmCairns
34h 59m
2 stops
LAX12:29 amLos Angeles
Undisclosed Carrier
Jul 26
SFO3:00 pmSan Francisco
50h 35m
2 stops
CNS5:35 pmCairns
Aug 1
CNS10:00 pmCairns
24h 45m
2 stops
SFO10:45 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Jul 26
SFO7:00 pmSan Francisco
43h 25m
2 stops
CNS2:25 pmCairns
Aug 2
CNS12:35 pmCairns
38h 10m
2 stops
SFO2:45 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Sep 20
LAX7:55 pmLos Angeles
49h 45m
2 stops
CNS9:40 pmCairns
Oct 9
CNS2:20 pmCairns
35h 35m
2 stops
LAX1:55 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 Air New Zealand and Undisclosed Carrier
Multiple Airlines
Sep 19
LAX6:55 amLos Angeles
24h 25m
1 stop
CNS7:20 amCairns
Multiple Airlines
Sep 19
LAX6:55 amLos Angeles
25h 20m
2 stops
CNS8:15 amCairns
Multiple Airlines
Sep 18
LAX8:50 pmLos Angeles
35h 25m
2 stops
CNS8:15 amCairns

Which airlines fly to Cairns?

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

Air New Zealand operates around 26 flights into Cairns in any given week. The most common departure point for these flights was from Townsville, with the best round-trip Air New Zealand deal found being $1,458 (Los Angeles to Cairns). Users have rated Air New Zealand 7.7/10 in over 116 reviews on momondo.

Qantas Airways (7.1/10, 102 reviews) is also a popular choice for flights to Cairns, with deals from as low as $1,222 from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, round-trip. With 43 Qantas Airways flights to Cairns on average each week, prices can vary significantly by origin and availability.

Popular routes to Cairns

Most frequently searched flights to Cairns along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Los Angeles to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time20h 10m
Cheapest price$1,032
New York to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time33h 05m
Cheapest price$2,034
San Francisco to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time24h 45m
Cheapest price$1,217
Denver to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time25h 35m
Cheapest price$1,420
Boston to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time48h 45m
Cheapest price$1,902
Brisbane to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time2h 20m
Cheapest price$129
Seattle to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time24h 10m
Cheapest price$1,467
Honolulu to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time22h 35m
Cheapest price$972
Atlanta to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time29h 25m
Cheapest price$2,275
Orlando to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time4h 41m
Cheapest price$1,767

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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