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The lowest prices to Cairns Intl. within the past 7 days were AU$115 for one-way flights and AU$216 for return flights for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.


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FAQs about flights from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.)

Is it possible to fly from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) at the moment?

If you're flying from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) and would like info about health guidelines or travel advice, be sure to check out our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Here you'll find everything you should know before booking your ticket.

How long is the flight from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

Around 3 hours and 6 minutes or so. Hey, all you beanstalks out there — grab a seat with extra leg room. It'll be an investment for your knees.

Are there non-stop flights between Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) and Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS)?

Time is precious. We get it. There are multiple airlines with direct flights from Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.) — such as Jetstar and Virgin Australia — so you don't need to hang around waiting for your connecting flight.

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 Sydney, NSW Airport (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.)?

Don't want to go through the hassle of taking more than one plane to go from SYD to Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.)? We hear you. You'll be able to find numerous airlines advertising direct flights. One popular option is Jetstar (JQ), which operates 104 flights on this route each month. However, your options don't end there. Virgin Australia (VA) operates 93 flights monthly. Pick one. Book it. Away you go!

How many flights are flown between Sydney Airport and Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS)?

Hopping on a flight from Sydney to Cairns is a breeze, with 6 daily services to choose from. So get cracking with that packing!

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 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.

Kingsford Smith Intl. to Cairns Intl. Flight
Origin AirportKingsford Smith Intl.
Origin City NameSydney
Destination AirportCairns Intl.
Destination City NameCairns
Number Of Airlines Serving3
Popular AirlineJetstar
Distance1960 km

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