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Flights arrive in Perth
Flights depart from Cairns
Flight price $517
Distance 3,432 km
Airlines Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Jetstar

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
October
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average price:
$491
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$544
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Cairns to Perth

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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-2 days

Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Cairns to Perth was found, on average, 65 days before departure.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be September, October and November. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 19% 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 Perth from Cairns

How long does a flight from Cairns to Perth take?
An average non-stop flight takes 5h 00m, covering a distance of 3433 km.
How many flights are there between Cairns and Perth?
There are 9 (non-stop) flights between Cairns and Perth per week, averaging 0 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cairns to Perth?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin Australia ($517), Qantas Airways ($543) and Jetstar ($574).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cairns and Perth?
Qantas Airways (0 times daily), Emirates (0 times daily), Jetstar (0 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cairns to Perth?
For Cairns to Perth, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Perth back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Monday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Cairns to Perth?
When flying out of Cairns you will be using Cairns, often referred to as Cairns Airport. You will be landing at Perth, also known as Perth Airport.

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Airports
Origin
Cairns
$517
only
$517
Destination
Perth
$517
only
$517
Tue., 5 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
PER
Perth
17h 55m
Thu., 7 Mar.
PER
Perth
CNS
Cairns
4h 20m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,019 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
DPS
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew was good.

Cons: Seating ok for say a flight from Syd. to Melb. But not adequate for a short haul international flight. Lack of food is disappointing.

OOL
SYD
Good 6.0

Pros: I like Virgin Australia -- luggage allowances are generous and it's nice to have a snack.

Cons: Flight was late, snack was not nearly as nice as on my previous trip (little crunchy snacks instead of cheese & crackers), they didn't want to serve hot drinks but offered no caffeinated substitute (in my opinion, if they are going to halt hot beverage service due to turbulence, they should offer free soft drinks instead, or at least free beer & wine since that would have been offered anyway if the flight had been on NSW time). Nothing major, just not as great as my previous experience with this airline.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Seats too close together

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seats were very comfortable and afforded plenty of leg room. I would recommend Virgin Australia

LAX
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Delayed Food Chair

Mon., 18 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
PER
Perth
15h 00m
Sun., 24 Feb.
PER
Perth
CNS
Cairns
4h 20m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,235 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Boarding was quick.

Cons: Flight was not comfortable, when seats are pushed back, there is no leg room left. Entertainment system and contents both were poor. Flight delayed by 4 hours.

OOL
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything went well. boarding and check in.

Cons: Seat spacing: way too close in economy. When person in front puts seat back, could not stand up to get out of seat. Got leg cramps trying to shuffle out sideways stooped over row of seats in front and rear hitting faces of occupants in my row. Refuse to fly on this airline any more until reasonable seat spacing is provided for price paid. Don't like standing up the whole flight because one cannot get into or out of seat.

BME
PER
Good 7.0

Cons: We came from a week of 45° heat to air conditioning with misting capability, very impressive, loved it. But l got very cold, my own fault didn't a ask for a blanket quick enough.

HBA
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great food, great service!

Cons:

SYD
DFW
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: - There was a massive line for boarding and it took a while. We ended up leaving a little late because of it. - The crew overlooked the row I was in a few times. We had to call for assistance to get rubbish removed. - One of the toilets didn't have running water in the basin from the second hour of the flight onwards. - The galley in the back was locked for most of the trip. - The food wasn't cooked properly. - Everyone was asked if they wanted a drink with my meal except for me.

Thu., 28 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
PER
Perth
5h 00m
Thu., 7 Mar.
PER
Perth
CNS
Cairns
30h 00m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.2 OK
Based on 10 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
DPS
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: Yet another holding pattern over Melbourne which seems to always happen with jet star

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: No frills airline. Everything costs extra

DPS
BNE
Good 6.3

Pros: Seats were comfortable and the plane was nice.

Cons: I bought a bottle of water to take on the plane and had to get rid of it as there was a baggage check for liquids after security and before boarding. Every thing on board cost, even a can of pop but we were not allowed to bring any drinks. Seems like a way of gouging customers. Also no free entertainment option.

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 3.5

Cons: We were delayed for 2 hours and 20 minutes flew into a storm, circulated in circles in the air for 30 mins, landed and had to wait for 3 HOURS inside the play due to lightning. If we left on time this would not have happened. Wort 12 hours of my life ever spent in an airport/plane. WILL NEVER FLY JETSTAR EVER AGAIN!!!

MEL
PER
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The full refund.

Cons: Jetstar cancelled my New Years Day flight on the evening of New Years Eve “due to crewing requirements.” It was a blessing-in-disguise because it forced me to fly Virgin for the first time. Not only was my last-minute Virgin ticket cheaper than Jetstar, I didn’t have to pay the ridiculous extra baggage fees Jetstar charges, and a meal with alcohol was included in my flight. Virgin all the way!

Fri., 15 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
PER
Perth
18h 00m
Sun., 17 Feb.
PER
Perth
CNS
Cairns
14h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue., 12 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
PER
Perth
17h 55m
Sat., 16 Mar.
PER
Perth
CNS
Cairns
4h 20m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,019 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

HBA
SYD
OK 5.0

Pros: Efficient flight

Cons: Surly check in staff.

SIN
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: Seats were very tight

BNE
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Took off a bit late but good communication around it. Comfortable easy and accommodating

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Cons: We arrived 3_ hours early to check in for a 12-22 flight but had to stand in line much longer than necessary because passengers who arrived late for flights that were departing were checked in before we were. We understand that the airline is trying to check in passengers for departing flights so they can leave on time but they need a better system to avoid penalizing passengers who follow the rules. Our flight was delayed 90 minutes, causing us to potentially miss our connection in LA. We were not provided any information in flight or immediately upon getting off the flight to calm our worries about missing the connecting flight. So we stood in customs and immigration lines hoping to make it. Only after we collected our luggage, were we told that we had been rebooked on another flight from LA to DC (our final destination). We could have been given that information in flight or at least when we got off the plane to avoid being stressed in customs and immigration. The airline needs a much better way to handle delays for passengers who are going to miss connecting flights.

Mon., 25 Feb.
CNS
Cairns
PER
Perth
18h 20m
Sun., 3 Mar.
PER
Perth
CNS
Cairns
9h 45m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,019 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CBR
SYD
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Great, love the ATRs

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

OOL
SYD
Good 6.0

Pros: I like Virgin Australia -- luggage allowances are generous and it's nice to have a snack.

Cons: Flight was late, snack was not nearly as nice as on my previous trip (little crunchy snacks instead of cheese & crackers), they didn't want to serve hot drinks but offered no caffeinated substitute (in my opinion, if they are going to halt hot beverage service due to turbulence, they should offer free soft drinks instead, or at least free beer & wine since that would have been offered anyway if the flight had been on NSW time). Nothing major, just not as great as my previous experience with this airline.

SYD
DPS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food was super tasty and we were well looked after with refreshments

Cons: Lost one of our bags on the connecting flight. One of our bags were left at Sydney Airport and didn't get to us until 4 days later. Lucky we had travel insurance.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Initial temperature was a little low but it improved

Tue., 12 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
PER
Perth
17h 55m
Tue., 19 Mar.
PER
Perth
CNS
Cairns
13h 50m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,019 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
MEL
Good 7.0

Cons: Boarding was like a fire drill. Seemed unorganized.

MEL
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Plane was clean, crew were fantastic, food was acceptable

Cons: Seating doesnt allow a lot of leg room for taller people unless you want to pay more for Premium Economy, We travelled early December and the Entertainment still referred to the November listings

HBA
SYD
OK 5.0

Pros: Efficient flight

Cons: Surly check in staff.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep.

BNE
MKY
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I'd already been in the air a total of 18 hours so this flight was only 1.5 hours so the finish line was in sight, could hardly wait for it all to be over

Cons: Already be there

Tue., 12 Mar.
CNS
Cairns
PER
Perth
12h 50m
Thu., 14 Mar.
PER
Perth
CNS
Cairns
8h 50m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,019 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
AKL
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Not that much space.

PER
CBR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Director flight at a good time

Cons: nothing

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The actual flight on Virgin Australia was great! The comfort level for economy was especially surprising and very nice.

Cons: The transfer in between flights was very hectic and they couldn't find my ticket on my Delta transfer. This happened because they e-mailed the week before trying to change my itinerary but then clearly didn't let Delta know so there was definitely confusion and I missed my original transfer. That aspect was frustrating, but the flight itself was LOVELY.

MEL
NTL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Arrived early, departure was on time

Cons:

MEL
CHC
Excellent 8.8

Cons: Could not add baggage online

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