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Flight Routes from Cairns to Darwin

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The lowest prices to Darwin Intl. within the past 7 days were AU$106 for one-way flights and AU$251 for return flights for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

FAQs about flights from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.)

Is it possible to fly from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.) at the moment?

The Covid-19 Travel Advisor has all the info you need to know about health guidelines and travel advice reports when flying in from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.).

How long is the flight from CNS to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.)?

Sometimes flights are fast, sometimes they seem to go on forever, sometimes they're somewhere in between. On a normal day, the trip from Cairns to Darwin lasts about 6 hours and 15 minutes.

Are there non-stop flights between Cairns Airport and Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.)?

Sure, running is good — but not when it's for a connecting flight. You can forget that when travelling from Cairns Airport to DRW. There are multiple airlines that offer direct flights, including Jetstar and Airnorth.

Can I cancel or change my flight to Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.)?

If your Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.) holiday plans have been upended, you may be able to make a no-change-fee cancellation and score a credit for your next lastminute escape. That getaway will just have to wait! Log in to your account to find out what your options are. For more info, head to our Customer Service Portal.

What airlines fly non-stop from CNS to Darwin Intl. Airport (DRW)?

Hoping to bag a direct flight from Cairns to Darwin? If you don't want to stop in some dodgy airport along the way, check out Jetstar (JQ). This airline operates 19 flights on this route each month. You could also try Airnorth (TL). With 19 flights per month, you're sure to find a fare that suits your travel plans.

How many flights are flown between Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) and Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.)?

You'll find around 11 flights between CNS and Darwin Intl. Airport (DRW) daily. Yep, you heard right, it's never too late to take off on a lastminute Darwin getaway.

Can you tell me what airlines have COVID-19 rules and social distancing if I'm planning on taking a flight?

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia have got you covered if you're concerned about COVID-19. They all have social distancing rules and COVID-19 measures in place, that may include cleaning with disinfectant and providing passenger masks, to give you as much confidence as possible during your flight.

What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

Looking at travel demand in 2020, Friday is often the best day to book flights, when prices are generally at their cheapest. You may be tempted to wait to finalise your booking early into the week, but our data tells us ticket prices can creep up earlier in the week, especially on Tuesdays. Something to consider when planning your next holiday!

What is the cheapest month to fly?

Here's the lowdown on the lowest airfares: March is the cheapest month to fly. When looking at 2020 flight demand on, flights departing in March generally have the lowest ticket prices. As for the most expensive month to fly, our demand data found that on average, airfares are highest in June.

How can I book cheap flights?

Get a little creative when booking your next trip to save big time! You don't have to stick to the one airline or fare type for your return trip, so consider mixing and matching to get the most savings. Is it worth it? Well in 2020, savvy shoppers on saved over 45% when they booked return flights with two different airlines or fare types. The good news is we can help you mix and match to find the best deal… just start shopping!

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Itching to book your dream trip? We totally get it. You can start looking at flights on as early as 12 months in advance, but just keep in mind some airlines may not release all their available fares that early. But good news for last minute travellers, with 2020 data proving spontaneous travellers can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 2-4 weeks prior to travel.

How can I save money on airline tickets?

Here's an insider tip—you can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on in 2019 saved over 50% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Cairns Intl. to Darwin Intl. Flight
Origin AirportCairns Intl.
Origin City NameCairns
Destination AirportDarwin Intl.
Destination City NameDarwin
Number Of Airlines Serving4
Popular AirlineVirgin Australia
Distance1665 km

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