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Good to know

Low season

November Best time to beat the crowds (16% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (11% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$281 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$259 or less

When to book flights from Darwin to Cairns

Estimated return price
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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 $163 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Darwin to Cairns was found, on average, 25 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 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 November.
  • Morning departure is around 3% 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

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Top 4 airlines serving Darwin to Cairns

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Qantas Airways
Overall score based on 4,856 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.6
Food
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