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Cairns (CNS)
Sydney Kingsford Smith
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Good to know

Low season

March Best time to beat the crowds (14% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (21% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$236 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$210 or less

When to book flights from Cairns to Sydney

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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 $176 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Cairns to Sydney was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is March.
  • Morning departure is around 26% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • 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.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 3 airlines serving Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.0
Qantas Airways
Overall score based on 4,854 reviews
8.2
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.6
Food
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Book cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney (return)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$318
only
$318
Destination
Sydney
$318
only
$318
Fri., 28 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Wed., 2 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 6 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 2 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
3h 00m
Fri., 18 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
2h 55m
Trip: 17 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 2 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
3h 00m
Fri., 18 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
13h 40m
Trip: 17 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 28 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Sun., 30 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 27 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Wed., 29 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 1 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Fri., 3 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Wed., 2 Dec.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
3h 00m
Fri., 18 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 17 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 25 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Sun., 30 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 6 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 28 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Sun., 30 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 27 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Wed., 29 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 15m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 21 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Sat., 25 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 28 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Tue., 1 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 28 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Mon., 31 Aug.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 28 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Wed., 2 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 10m
Trip: 6 days
Based on null reviews
Fri., 28 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Tue., 1 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
9h 30m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Mon., 27 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
4h 40m
Wed., 29 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 3 days
Based on null reviews
Sat., 29 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Wed., 2 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
10h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
Thu., 27 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Wed., 2 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 7 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 25 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Fri., 4 Sep.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 11 days
Based on null reviews
Tue., 21 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Sat., 25 Jul.
SYD
Sydney Airport
CNS
Cairns
3h 05m
Trip: 5 days
Based on null reviews
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Book cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney (one-way)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$147
only
$147
Destination
Sydney
$147
only
$147
Tue., 4 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Based on null reviews
Mon., 13 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 5 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
9h 40m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 12 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Based on null reviews
Fri., 3 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 12 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 1 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 30 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
5h 30m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 25 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 4 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 27 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
22h 40m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 25 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 25 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
8h 55m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 12 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 55m
Based on null reviews
Tue., 30 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
5h 30m
Based on null reviews
Fri., 24 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Based on null reviews
Wed., 1 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 27 Jun.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
22h 40m
Based on null reviews
Sat., 1 Aug.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Based on null reviews
Thu., 2 Jul.
CNS
Cairns
SYD
Sydney Airport
2h 50m
Based on null reviews
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