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Information for flights to Auckland from Cairns

Flights arrive in Auckland Intl
Flights depart from Cairns
Flight price $555
Distance 3,619 km
Airlines Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Emirates

Good to know

Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average price:
$711
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$696
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Cairns to Auckland

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Cairns to Auckland was found, on average, 67 days before departure.
Book at least 6 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 10% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to Auckland from Cairns

How long does a flight from Cairns to Auckland take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 9h 30m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cairns to Auckland?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin Australia ($555), Multiple Airlines ($694) and Qantas Airways ($770).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cairns to Auckland?
For Cairns to Auckland, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Cairns to Auckland?
When flying out of Cairns you will be using Cairns, often referred to as Cairns Airport. You will be landing at Auckland Intl, also known as Auckland Airport.

Book cheap flights from Cairns to Auckland (return)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$555
only
$555
Destination
Auckland
$555
only
$555
Fri., 22 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
9h 35m
Sat., 23 Mar.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
14h 45m
Trip: 29 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,987 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
PER
Good 6.0

Pros: Took off on time. Landed in time. Crew great

Cons: Food was really bad. Couldn't take a second bite. Avoid the beef stir fry.

CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Felt Cheap

Cons: Felt Cheap. Not even an entertainment center and no one on flight could make the app download or work.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable seats, enough leg room, great staff

Cons: Rude loud family 3 rows back, kids noisy all night, parents talking above them

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Initial temperature was a little low but it improved

BNE
BDB
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Definetely not the class or finess of a virgin flight! Half a cut ham sandwich... and water only due to short flight time. I’ve flown MANY times on the virgin aircraft. Service was much better! Won’t be booking a aliance flight anytime soon

Fri., 12 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
19h 35m
Sun., 21 Jul.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
15h 40m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri., 19 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
20h 20m
Sun., 28 Apr.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
31h 20m
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,201 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DFW
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: We DIDN"T GET TO FLY TO SYDNEY. We were re-routed to SAN FRAN, then to Melbourne! WE MISSED TWO DAYS of our trip!!

HVB
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Service fantastic

Cons: Food was a bit ordinary but on a short flight understandable

ADL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Quick boarding and deplaning on arrival

Cons: Nothing

PEK
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Cons: No complaints

SFO
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Snacks and the drinks are good. Boarding are pretty smooth.

Cons: Dinner and breakfast are not too good. We waited for long period of time for the luggages.

Sat., 26 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
9h 40m
Mon., 28 Jan.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
9h 25m
$1086
Trip: 3 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 13,145 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service

Cons: N/A

DXB
MXP
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Everything else

Cons: Cabin crew less approachable than usual

BOM
DXB
Good 6.3

Pros: Ladies worked hard

Cons: I now understand how the chicken and live stock must feel in their cages and stalls. Perhaps the CEO and management staff must be made to take the same flights in the same conditions in so called Economy class. So much greed! Hoping for the day, Air travel becomes obsolete.

DXB
KUL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: comfortable seats and entertainment system

Cons: the food wasn't so good and I expected more from an Emirates flight

BKK
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Emirates has been my favorite! Best flight ever!

Wed., 6 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
9h 35m
Thu., 14 Feb.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
7h 25m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,987 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
BDB
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Definetely not the class or finess of a virgin flight! Half a cut ham sandwich... and water only due to short flight time. I’ve flown MANY times on the virgin aircraft. Service was much better! Won’t be booking a aliance flight anytime soon

NAN
BNE
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Virgin appears to have lost its way in its treatment of business class passengers from Fiji to Brisbane. Gone is the lounge to relax in prior to boarding , long ques and bottlenecks in "priority " lines whilst trying to board and then there is that other affliction that they now suffer from poor quality meals and selection of same Oh well so much for that wonderful experience of flying at the front of the aircraft

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy service. Very friendly and polite.

Cons: None

DRW
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: The flight was smooth and we arrived safely and timely.

Cons: The inflight entertainment was broken.

SIN
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: Seats were very tight

Thu., 14 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
9h 35m
Thu., 21 Feb.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
16h 50m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,987 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: My window seat didn’t have a window so was very squashed and felt claustrophobic

NAN
BNE
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Virgin appears to have lost its way in its treatment of business class passengers from Fiji to Brisbane. Gone is the lounge to relax in prior to boarding , long ques and bottlenecks in "priority " lines whilst trying to board and then there is that other affliction that they now suffer from poor quality meals and selection of same Oh well so much for that wonderful experience of flying at the front of the aircraft

PER
BME
OK 5.6

Pros: Delhi to Singapore all Gud . Singapore’s to Perth all Gud but after Perth to broome no wheel chair access was provided

ADL
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack...

MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy service. Very friendly and polite.

Cons: None

Tue., 16 Apr.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
9h 30m
Tue., 30 Apr.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
22h 05m
Trip: 15 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,987 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
ADL
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Crew was rude and discriminatory with Passports, for 18 hours stay layover I had to sit in chairs,. Not hotel or Lounge provided. Which is against international laws.

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: flight cancelled

SYD
LST
Excellent 10.0

Pros: As usual, punctual flight with friendly crew.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable seats, enough leg room, great staff

Cons: Rude loud family 3 rows back, kids noisy all night, parents talking above them

PER
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Fast flight

Cons: Delayed departure due to headwinds for incoming aircraft

Fri., 25 Jan.
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
27h 40m
Fri., 1 Feb.
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
11h 50m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,987 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: flight cancelled

MEL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick easy painless and on time

PER
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight crew

MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Lovely friendly staff

Cons: Flight delayed

LAX
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight attendants Movie selections Food All Great!!!!!

Cons: One and a half hour delay

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