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Average price:
$456
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$265
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

When looking for a cheap flight, consider that 25% of our users selected a flight on this route for $264 or less.
The cheapest flight from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith was found, on average, 58 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 8% 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 Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith Flights

How long does a flight from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith take?
An average non-stop flight takes 2h 55m, covering a distance of 1971 km.
How many flights are there between Cairns and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
There are 350 (non-stop) flights between Cairns and Sydney Kingsford Smith per week, averaging 50 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Tigerair Australia ($212), Multiple Airlines ($252) and Virgin Australia ($470).
Do I need a passport to fly between Cairns and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cairns and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
Qantas Airways (10 times daily), Jetstar (5 times daily), Virgin Australia (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
For Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith (return)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$212
only
$212
Destination
Sydney
$212
only
$212
Wed, 31 Jan
CNS
SYD
2h 55m
Thu, 1 Feb
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 4.3 OK
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.0
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.6
CBR
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

I booked because of the price... unfortunately

The plane was delayed 3.5 hours, no text and no message, even though it had been delayed from earlier in the day. The ground staff were disinterested and in no way apologetic... Nevet Again

BNE
MEL
OK 4.6

The landing is really bad, i'm very sick on that plane

SYD
BNE
Mediocre 2.0

Don’t be stupid there’s nothing to like

Left us waiting for two hours then cancelled us at 8 pm Sunday night

MEL
SYD
Good 7.6

It is a budget airline so don't expect royal treatment. However, compared to other budget airlines I've flew on, this one is pretty decent. You can bring carry on, only it has to be under a certain weight. The chairs recline and the staff is very nice.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Flight cancelled without notice Horrible Kiwi never told to tiger air about our tickets. Finally we flew by Virgin Australia.

Sat, 9 Dec
CNS
SYD
3h 00m
Sat, 16 Dec
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 19 Dec
CNS
SYD
3h 05m
Wed, 27 Dec
SYD
CNS
14h 25m
Trip: 9 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 39 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CNS
SYD
OK 5.3

Our flight was delayed by 4 hours, but luckily Kayak emailed me so I didn't go to the airport at 3am. When I arrived at the airport at 7:30 I was given meal vouchers, which is nice.

Not a lot of leg room. Nothing is provided. You have to pay for coffee or tea and anything else you may want.

CNS
SYD
OK 4.0

Baggage charge of $70 Australian dollars was an unpleasant surprise. Had 3 bags. All other airlines on this trip went by weight, not number of bags and charged zero.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Everything from check in to in-plane service was first class.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Flight on time and flight attendants were very attentive.

All good!

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

No entertainment except the app, which we did not download.

Thu, 15 Feb
CNS
SYD
2h 55m
Mon, 19 Feb
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 4.3 OK
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.0
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.6
CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

The flight itself was fine.

Purchase your luggage allowances with your airfare. There are two Tiger Airs, causing some confusion and resulting in us being unable to pay for luggage ahead of time. The longest line ever at check in, get a kiosk and boom, your line is cut in half. Luggage rates made this budget flight equal to what we would have paid for Qantas, with less of the headache.

CNS
SYD
OK 4.0

Cheap flights

All the extra costs and pedantic staff

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

Refusal to tell us what was happening. Left stranded

CBR
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

I booked because of the price... unfortunately

The plane was delayed 3.5 hours, no text and no message, even though it had been delayed from earlier in the day. The ground staff were disinterested and in no way apologetic... Nevet Again

CNS
SYD
Good 6.8

Fast boarding using web check-in. Affordable price

Nothing to do during flight

Wed, 29 Nov
CNS
SYD
3h 00m
Wed, 6 Dec
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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