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FAQs for Booking Cairns to Melbourne Flights

How long does a flight from Cairns to Melbourne take?
An average non-stop flight takes 3h 20m, covering a distance of 2313 km.
How many flights are there between Cairns and Melbourne?
There are 194 (non-stop) flights between Cairns and Melbourne per week, averaging 26 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cairns to Melbourne?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($295), Tigerair Australia ($318) and Multiple Airlines ($439).
Do I need a passport to fly between Cairns and Melbourne?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cairns and Melbourne?
Qantas Airways (8 times daily), Jetstar (6 times daily), Tigerair Australia (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cairns to Melbourne?
For Cairns to Melbourne, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Melbourne back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Cairns to Melbourne (return)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$295
only
$295
Destination
Melbourne
$295
only
$295
Tue, 30 Jan
CNS
MEL
3h 20m
Sun, 4 Feb
MEL
CNS
3h 20m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 5.6 OK
Based on 40 reviews
Overall
6.0
Boarding
6.3
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.6
Entertainment
5.0
Food
4.9
CNS
MEL
Mediocre 3.6

The crew was very pleasant, they even tried to entertain kids on the plane, which was great.

Charged $150 for two bags and charged for everything else on the plane, even coffee! Boarding was terrible, just a free for all with endless lines and no regard for families or those with special needs.

CNS
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

I thought my ears were deceiving me when they mentioned 3 AUD for lavatory use! Inhumane! And that's on top of having to pay for my check-in luggage. I felt completely dooped! Traveling through the outback, I had no scale, no wifi, etc. And after paying an exorbitant amount, we were STILL given hassles for our carry-on.. Apparently if you "wear" your luggage on your body, it's free of charge (but on aggregate, it still adds to weight & balance of the plane). And how this all contributes to fast handling is beyond me. Moronic rules! Of all the great times I had in Australia, JetStar was the only utter disappointment I had to endure! Never again!

CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

baggage charges are ridiculously expensive. Let alone the ticket price, which was not cheap. Never again with your airline.

CNS
MEL
Excellent 8.0

I got there

They charged extra for our bags if I would have known that up front I probably would have used another airline

CNS
MEL
OK 4.6

Impossible to sleep

Sat, 4 Nov
CNS
MEL
3h 25m
Wed, 6 Dec
MEL
CNS
3h 25m
Trip: 33 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.1
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
MEL
SYD
OK 5.6

Modern aircraft

No food or entertainment

SYD
MEL
OK 5.6

Flight was delayed

SYD
BNE
Mediocre 3.3

Price is right. It's such a short flight that it's almost possible to ignore the discomfort.

Late arrival of previous flight so late taking off. No leg room for anyone even slightly taller than average.

BNE
MEL
OK 5.3

Boarding was swift and easy. Staff very pleasant.

Cramped cabin.

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really

Seats are like so tight...harly any space.. It's just too cheap

Fri, 22 Dec
CNS
MEL
3h 25m
Tue, 2 Jan
MEL
CNS
14h 25m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 10 Nov
CNS
MEL
13h 10m
Thu, 7 Dec
MEL
CNS
3h 25m
Trip: 28 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.1
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
SYD
PPP
Good 6.0

Flying could have been smoother

MEL
OOL
Excellent 8.0

No fuss, boarding was easy and well organised, very cheap flights

Nothing realy

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Did print barcodes on ticket so had to wait. Paid for queue jump but didn't print out on ticket. Rough landing.

SYD
MEL
OK 5.6

Flight was delayed

SYD
OOL
Excellent 10.0

Boarding was simple. Disembarking was quick.

Nothing.

Wed, 25 Oct
CNS
MEL
5h 30m
Fri, 27 Oct
MEL
CNS
3h 20m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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