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Average price:
$458
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$266
or less (return)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $265 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 5% 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 380 (non-stop) flights between Cairns and Sydney Kingsford Smith per week, averaging 56 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 Jetstar ($195) and Tigerair Australia ($271)
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 (8 times daily), Jetstar (5 times daily), Virgin Australia (5 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, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$195
only
$195
Destination
Sydney
$195
only
$195
Mon, 30 Jul
CNS
SYD
2h 55m
Wed, 1 Aug
SYD
CNS
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 107 reviews
Overall
6.1
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.0
CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing , horrible service and excessive luggage fees

Horrible service, they measured your luggage by the ounces

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

They charge you for everything

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

The on time arrival

Everything else: boarding cattle call, $190 in baggage charges for 2 bags, knees in my back for 3 hours, etc etc etc

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Customer service at check in desk were very nice. That’s where it ended.

Poor service and miserable staff.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

flight overall facility is good. The print out boarding pass from ample stands is convenient.

The flight delay of 40 minutes make me missing my next flight. I tried to ask Customer Service for a one night accommodation so I can make up my trip continue next day. The customer service did not say any sorry, but argued me the connecting time frame. I hope Jetstar should understand that delay of 40 minutes, some compensation should be arranged for compensating the inconvenience that incurred cost to clients.

Thu, 1 Feb
CNS
SYD
3h 00m
Thu, 8 Feb
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 4.3 OK
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
7.1
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.6
MEL
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Flight attendants were friendly, professional, and very efficient while performing their duties

The landing was rough. Pilot needs to work on landing

BNE
MEL
OK 5.5

The crews did their best in a bad situation and were informative and engaging. Tiger also have an easy and economical upgrade to cabin baggage weight limit.

Outbound we were delayed on the tarmac for 45mins as the cabin PA had failed. A tech had to board and reboot the computer system. Our return journey was delayed 80mins as the assigned plane had another technical issue and required replacement. On landing deboarding was delayed a further 10mins as the ground crew had brought the wrong set of steps and couldn't find the correct set. Every time fly tiger I vow it will be the last time, but they are cheap...

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.

ADL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

The chicken sarnie was really nice!

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 2.3

Only one of the staff was friendly.

Only allowed 7 kilos of baggage, would have been nice to know that, the charge for my 10 kilo bag was $75, same price as my ticket, you find this out at the gate, what a scam. Flight was 1 hour late. Gate check in lady was yelling at customers to take out headphones and listen to her! Will not use them again.

Wed, 24 Jan
CNS
SYD
3h 00m
Sun, 28 Jan
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 4.3 OK
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
7.1
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.6
ADL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

The chicken sarnie was really nice!

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.0

The crew was friendly and timely. The flight overall was easy and time effiecient

The seats were very uncomfortable

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.

MEL
SYD
Mediocre 2.3

Only one of the staff was friendly.

Only allowed 7 kilos of baggage, would have been nice to know that, the charge for my 10 kilo bag was $75, same price as my ticket, you find this out at the gate, what a scam. Flight was 1 hour late. Gate check in lady was yelling at customers to take out headphones and listen to her! Will not use them again.

BNE
MEL
OK 5.5

The crews did their best in a bad situation and were informative and engaging. Tiger also have an easy and economical upgrade to cabin baggage weight limit.

Outbound we were delayed on the tarmac for 45mins as the cabin PA had failed. A tech had to board and reboot the computer system. Our return journey was delayed 80mins as the assigned plane had another technical issue and required replacement. On landing deboarding was delayed a further 10mins as the ground crew had brought the wrong set of steps and couldn't find the correct set. Every time fly tiger I vow it will be the last time, but they are cheap...

Wed, 4 Apr
CNS
SYD
2h 55m
Sat, 7 Apr
SYD
CNS
3h 10m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.1 OK
Based on 107 reviews
Overall
6.1
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.0
CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

The on time arrival

Everything else: boarding cattle call, $190 in baggage charges for 2 bags, knees in my back for 3 hours, etc etc etc

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Crew is friendly and tries to be helpful as much as possible where airline has not squeeze human decency out of the entire experience.

Another poor experience with what is consistently one of the worst airlines I have ever flown. Nickel and dimed for every possible way they can squeeze money from their passengers. Seats barely accommodates an average sized person and because everyone is crushed together, constant seat kicking/jerking is the norm. Regrettably I have 2mord flights with this airline already booked, after which I look forward to never flying with jetstar again.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Ticket price was cheap.

$60 to check a bag and you need to if it is over 7kg. They have scales at check in and boarding gate. Was not allowed to take coffee on board and when they offered some it turns out it's $4 per paper cup of it, tea is the same. No seat back pockets to put things in. Seats so thin you can feel everybody's knees from 3 rows behind you. I will never fly with Jet Star again. I will spend more on the ticket to not feel like I'm being robbed blind on the plane.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Loading of plane through two doors speeds boarding . Did not take food or entertainment, so I cannot speak to quality of these things.

Being charged for checked in luggage, and even e most basic of beverages.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing , horrible service and excessive luggage fees

Horrible service, they measured your luggage by the ounces

Wed, 24 Jan
CNS
SYD
3h 00m
Wed, 31 Jan
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 4.3 OK
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
7.1
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.6
CNS
SYD
Good 6.8

Fast boarding using web check-in. Affordable price

Nothing to do during flight

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cheap Add-ons to customize flight

Flight crew let's people cut into line Some seats double booked

MEL
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Flight attendants were friendly, professional, and very efficient while performing their duties

The landing was rough. Pilot needs to work on landing

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.0

The crew was friendly and timely. The flight overall was easy and time effiecient

The seats were very uncomfortable

BNE
MEL
OK 5.5

The crews did their best in a bad situation and were informative and engaging. Tiger also have an easy and economical upgrade to cabin baggage weight limit.

Outbound we were delayed on the tarmac for 45mins as the cabin PA had failed. A tech had to board and reboot the computer system. Our return journey was delayed 80mins as the assigned plane had another technical issue and required replacement. On landing deboarding was delayed a further 10mins as the ground crew had brought the wrong set of steps and couldn't find the correct set. Every time fly tiger I vow it will be the last time, but they are cheap...

Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith flight information

Avg. flight duration 3h 02m
Flights arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flights depart from Cairns
Flight price $195
Distance 1971 km
Airlines Jetstar, Tigerair Australia
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