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Flight Routes from Cairns to Melbourne

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Amazing CNS to MEL Flight Deals

The lowest prices to Tullamarine within the past 7 days were AU$116 for one-way flights and AU$291 for return flights for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Sun., 6 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$116
Jetstar
Fri., 4 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$146
Jetstar
Sat., 29 May
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$151
Jetstar
Wed., 23 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$162
Jetstar
Tue., 25 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$176
Jetstar
Tue., 21 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$186
Jetstar
Thu., 3 Jun. - Sat., 5 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$291
Jetstar
Thu., 3 Jun. - Mon., 7 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$310
Jetstar
Sat., 29 May - Mon., 31 May
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$319
Jetstar
Sat., 5 Jun. - Mon., 7 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$322
Jetstar
Sat., 22 May - Sat., 29 May
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$333
Jetstar
Fri., 28 May - Mon., 31 May
CNS
Cairns
MEL
Melbourne
AU$338
Jetstar
5 Jul. 2019

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Cairns to Melbourne · Jetstar
31 May 2019

We got in 20 minutes early!!!

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Cairns to Melbourne · Tigerair Australia
31 May 2018

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Cairns to Melbourne · Qantas Airways

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FAQs about flights from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine)

Is it possible to fly from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) at the moment?

If you're catching a flight from Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) to Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) and would like info about health guidelines or travel advice, make sure you visit our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Here you'll find everything you should know before booking your ticket.

How long is the flight from Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) to Tullamarine Airport (MEL)?

Usually, the flight time from Cairns to Melbourne is roughly 3 hours and 24 minutes. It's prime time to start the countdown to that post-flight beer!

Are there non-stop flights between Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) and MEL?

Made the decision on the spur of the moment to go away for a little break? There are multiple airlines advertising direct flights from Cairns to Melbourne, including Jetstar and Qantas.

Can I cancel or change my flight to Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine)?

If your Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) 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 Cairns Airport to Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine)?

Venturing from Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) to Melbourne, VIC Airport (MEL-Tullamarine) is simple, with heaps of airlines offering direct flights. Spend less time moping around airports and more time chilling on your lastminute getaway by sussing out these top picks:

  • Jetstar - (JQ) with 288 flights every month
  • Qantas - (QF) with 958 flights every month
  • Virgin Australia - (VA) with 288 flights every month
  • Qantas - (QF) with 958 flights every month
  • Jetstar - (JQ) with 288 flights every month
  • Virgin Australia - (VA) with 288 flights every month
How many flights are flown between Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) and Tullamarine Airport?

Whip out that credit card, because there are 8 daily flights to select from between Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) and Tullamarine Airport (MEL). Get a wriggle on — Melbourne is waiting!

What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

Looking at lastminute.com.au 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 lastminute.com.au, 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 lastminute.com.au 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 lastminute.com.au 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 lastminute.com.au 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 lastminute.com.au in 2019 saved over 50% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.

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

Cairns Intl. to Tullamarine Flight
Origin AirportCairns Intl.
Origin City NameCairns
Destination AirportTullamarine
Destination City NameMelbourne
Number Of Airlines Serving3
Popular AirlineVirgin Australia
Distance2300 km

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