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BNE - CNS

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Good to know

Low season

March Best time to beat the crowds (20% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (21% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$187 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$168 or less

When to book flights from Brisbane to Cairns

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $152 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Brisbane to Cairns was found, on average, 86 days before departure.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is March.
  • Morning departure is around 4% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Direct flights regularly fly from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Cairns Airport (CNS). You can find direct flights to suit your needs from local airline services including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, and Tigerair.
  • Rental car companies are available in the Arrivals Area, in the northern end of the Domestic Terminal at Cairns Airport. The pickup and drop off location for rental cars is across the road from the terminal in the parking building.
  • Brisbane Airport is made up of two terminals—the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal. If you need to move between these terminals, it’s a short walk or you can take advantage of the free-to-use AirTrain.
  • Virgin Australia or Qantas fliers can take advantage of the airline lounges in the Domestic Terminal of the Brisbane Airport. Qantas Club members or pay-to-use guests can find the Qantas Lounge on Level 2, or there is the Virgin Australia Lounge opposite Gate 41.
  • If you’re feeling a little lost or need some help with the airport facilities, you can find Airport Ambassadors throughout the Brisbane Airport. They’re easy to spot in their blue shirts with a bright yellow ‘i’ on the back.
  • Getting dropped off at Brisbane Airport? You can find a drop-off point kerbside of the terminal. However, you won’t be given much time to say goodbye before being waved on by a Kerbside Officer. For an extended farewell, you can park in the nearby short-term parking.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 3 airlines serving Brisbane to Cairns

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.0
Qantas Airways
Overall score based on 4,854 reviews
8.2
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.6
Food
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Book cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns (return)

Airports
Origin
Brisbane
$168
only
$168
Destination
Cairns
$168
only
$168
Thu., 3 Sep.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Sun., 6 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 20 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Sun., 23 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 10m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 26 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Wed., 2 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 21 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Wed., 5 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 16 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 26 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Wed., 2 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 3 Nov.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 15m
Wed., 11 Nov.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 15m
Trip: 9 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 9 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Wed., 15 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 7 days
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Thu., 6 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 9 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Wed., 15 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 7 days
Based on null reviews
Sat., 25 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Tue., 8 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 46 days
Based on null reviews
Sun., 16 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Tue., 15 Sep.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 31 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 10 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Wed., 15 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 6 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 21 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Mon., 24 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 25 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Sun., 30 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 6 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 6 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Tue., 11 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 6 days
Based on null reviews
Sat., 18 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Wed., 22 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 30 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Mon., 3 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 12 Oct.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Mon., 19 Oct.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Sun., 19 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Fri., 24 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 6 days
Based on null reviews
Sat., 8 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Wed., 12 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
BNE
Brisbane
2h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
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Book cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns (one-way)

Airports
Origin
Brisbane
$86
only
$86
Destination
Cairns
$86
only
$86
Sun., 2 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 2 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 30m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 22 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 25m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 13 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 14 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 13 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Based on null reviews
Fri., 31 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 13 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 30m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 7 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 18 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 25m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 11 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 30m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 14 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 25m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 13 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 30m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 12 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 12 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 25m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 18 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 13 Aug.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 25m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 13 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 20m
Based on null reviews
Sun., 28 Jun.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 30m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 11 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
CNS
Cairns
2h 25m
Based on null reviews
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