Cheap flights from San Francisco to Cairns

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Flight information for San Francisco to Cairns
(SFO to CNS)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Cairns
Best Price Found$2,076The best flight deal from San Francisco to Cairns found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $2,076
Fastest flight time22h 50mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to Cairns takes 22h 50m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from San Francisco to Cairns. Popular non-direct route for this connection is San Francisco Airport - Cairns Airport.
Airports in Cairns1 airportThere is 1 airport near Cairns: Cairns (CNS)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from San Francisco to Cairns

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What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Cairns?

September

The cheapest time of year to fly to Cairns from San Francisco is September. Most expensive is August

What is the cheapest day to depart San Francisco for Cairns?

Tuesday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Tuesday. The most expensive is typically Sunday

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Cairns?

in the afternoon

San Francisco to Cairns flights are approximately 30% more expensive in the evening than in the afternoon

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Cairns from San Francisco?

Virgin Australia

Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia are the most popular carriers operating from San Francisco to Cairns

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Cairns flight route?

San Francisco - Cairns

Fly from San Francisco to Cairns for the best San Francisco - Cairns flight prices


Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Cairns by changing tabs
Multiple Airlines
Mar 14
SFO2:45 pmSan Francisco
26h 50m
3 stops
CNS5:35 pmCairns
Apr 2
CNS2:05 amCairns
24h 40m
2 stops
SFO2:45 amSan Francisco
Air New Zealand
Apr 13
SFO5:40 pmSan Francisco
31h 30m
2 stops
CNS1:10 amCairns
Apr 27
CNS2:00 amCairns
23h 55m
2 stops
SFO1:55 amSan Francisco
Singapore Airlines
Apr 12
SFO9:15 pmSan Francisco
52h 30m
3 stops
CNS1:45 amCairns
Apr 27
CNS5:30 amCairns
41h 10m
2 stops
SFO10:40 pmSan Francisco
ANA
Mar 13
SFO9:20 pmSan Francisco
44h 25m
2 stops
CNS5:45 pmCairns
Apr 2
CNS8:30 amCairns
44h 55m
2 stops
SFO5:25 amSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Apr 9
SFO7:00 pmSan Francisco
22h 50m
2 stops
CNS5:50 pmCairns
Apr 17
CNS2:00 amCairns
28h 45m
3 stops
SFO6:45 amSan Francisco
Air New Zealand
Apr 13
SFO5:40 pmSan Francisco
26h 45m
2 stops
CNS8:25 pmCairns
Apr 27
CNS2:00 amCairns
23h 55m
2 stops
SFO1:55 amSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Cairns

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Cairns with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Virgin Australia
PriceFrom $616
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
Qantas Airways
PriceFrom $708
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.

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

    To ease the stress of booking flights, some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to Cairns are responding to the global pandemic. The following airlines may have a flexible cancellation policy to help accommodate travelers: Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, and Air New Zealand.

  • How far is San Francisco to Cairns by plane?

    There are 7020.0 mi between San Francisco and Cairns. Typically, this will take 22h 35m by plane in normal conditions.


Can I fly to Cairns from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Cairns

Most visitors from San Francisco will not be allowed to enter Cairns.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cairns.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Cairns.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to San Francisco from Cairns?

Returning to San Francisco from Cairns

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cairns must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cairns are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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.

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