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Flight Routes from Darwin to Cairns

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Amazing DRW to CNS Flight Deals

The lowest prices to Cairns Intl. within the past 7 days were AU$166 for one-way flights and AU$333 for return flights for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Sun., 6 Jun.
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$166
Jetstar
Tue., 18 May
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$167
Airnorth Regional
Mon., 14 Jun.
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$186
Jetstar
Sat., 15 May
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$207
Jetstar
Fri., 18 Jun.
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$221
Jetstar
Sun., 13 Jun.
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$246
Jetstar
Wed., 26 May - Sun., 30 May
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$333
Airnorth Regional
Wed., 1 Dec. - Sat., 11 Dec.
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$372
Jetstar
Sat., 15 May - Mon., 17 May
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$410
Airnorth Regional
Sat., 15 May - Wed., 19 May
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$413
Jetstar
Wed., 26 May - Sat., 29 May
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$453
Airnorth Regional
Wed., 17 Nov. - Fri., 26 Nov.
DRW
Darwin
CNS
Cairns
AU$472
Jetstar

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

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

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

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

The average flight time from Darwin to Cairns is approximately 6 hours and 20 minutes. Time to start counting down the minutes to those post-flight coldies!

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

Don't want to waste precious holiday hours waiting for your connecting flight in some boring airport? Don't stress. You won't have to when flying between Darwin and Cairns. There are multiple airlines with direct flights. Have a squiz at Airnorth and Jetstar for starters.

Can I cancel or change my flight to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

If your Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns 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 Darwin Intl. Airport to Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS)?

Life is beautiful when all you need is one plane to reach your destination. Venturing from Darwin Intl. Airport (DRW) to CNS is that straightforward, with numerous airlines providing direct flights. If you're keen on a sneaky escape, check out these options:

  • Airnorth - (TL) with 23 flights every month
  • Jetstar - (JQ) with 47 flights every month
  • Jetstar - (JQ) with 47 flights every month
  • Airnorth - (TL) with 23 flights every month
How many flights are flown between DRW and Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

Select from 12 flights between Darwin Intl. Airport and Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) every day. You'll have no problems bagging a flight to Cairns if you've decided at the lastminute to take a holiday.

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.

Darwin Intl. to Cairns Intl. Flight
Origin AirportDarwin Intl.
Origin City NameDarwin
Destination AirportCairns Intl.
Destination City NameCairns
Number Of Airlines Serving3
Popular AirlineAirnorth Regional
Distance1665 km

Last Minute Darwin to Cairns Flights

If you’re searching for cheap Darwin to Cairns flights, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re travelling for business or booking a holiday getaway, Lastminute.com.au sources discount airfares to get you from Darwin to Cairns, for less.

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*Prices are "from" prices based on the lowest available fare on the sample travel dates for one adult and will be confirmed prior to any payment being made. The price is not guaranteed until paid in full by cleared funds and your tickets are issued. Fees may apply for checked baggage. There may be an additional fee based on your payment type and flight selected. Total purchase price, inclusive of any applicable fees, is displayed on the flight details page prior to booking confirmation. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Fares may be non-refundable (subject to applicable laws) and are not transferable. Name changes may not be permitted.Offers are subject to availability and may be discontinued without notice. Conditions apply.