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Find cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney

CNS - SYD

Find cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney

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Good to know

Low season: March
High season: December
Average price: $319
Good deal: $306

Best time to beat the crowds

3%

expected price decrease

Most popular time to fly

10%

expected price increase

(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

or less (return)

When to book flights from Cairns to Sydney

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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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 $305 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Cairns to Sydney was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • Morning departure is around 57% 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
  • Non-stop flights from Cairns to Sydney are quick and easy to find with domestic airlines like TigerAir Australia and Jetstar. Flights between the two cities are generally affordable and will arrive at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport. Sydney Airport serves the entire Sydney area and is located approximately 8 km from the city centre.
  • Once your flight lands, you can easily reach hotels and destinations in central Sydney by using public transport. One of the most popular ways to reach the city centre is to take the train. Trains leave from the northern end of the terminal approximately every ten minutes and cost around $19.
  • Renting a car is a good alternative if your travels around Sydney involve areas not served by public transport routes. There is a long list of different rental car agencies that operate at Sydney Airport, including Hertz, Budget and Avis. The car rental kiosks are located on the Arrivals level in Terminal 1.
  • Parking at Cairns Airport is affordable and accessible compared to other busy Australian airports. All car parks are located a short walk away from the terminals, and can be conveniently booked ahead of time via the Cairns Airport online booking system. Fees for parking start at approximately $7 per day.
  • If you’re booking a return or transit flight from Cairns to Sydney, you can grab a bite to eat and relax in one of the many airport lounges located at Sydney Airport. There are varying entrance requirements for the seven different lounges, but six of them can be accessed with single-entry passes starting at approximately $50.

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