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Find cheap flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns from $128

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18:35 - 21:55MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
07:00 - 10:30CNS-MEL
3h 30mdirect
$255Jetstar
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Tue, 23 Apr - Sat, 27 Apr
18:35 - 21:55MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
19:05 - 22:30CNS-MEL
3h 25mdirect
$261Jetstar
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Mon, 15 Apr - Sat, 20 Apr
15:05 - 18:25MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
07:00 - 10:30CNS-MEL
3h 30mdirect
$262Jetstar
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Tue, 23 Apr - Tue, 30 Apr
19:35 - 21:55MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
07:00 - 10:30CNS-MEL
3h 30mdirect
$265Jetstar
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Sat, 6 Apr - Mon, 15 Apr
11:20 - 14:40MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
20:25 - 23:50CNS-MEL
3h 25mdirect
Mon, 15 Apr - Sat, 20 Apr
18:35 - 21:55MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
07:00 - 10:30CNS-MEL
3h 30mdirect
$275Jetstar
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Sun, 28 Apr - Fri, 3 May
06:00 - 09:20MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
07:00 - 10:30CNS-MEL
3h 30mdirect
$276Jetstar
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Sat, 13 Apr - Sat, 27 Apr
18:50 - 23:45MEL-CNS
5h 55m1 stop
11:50 - 18:20CNS-MEL
5h 30m1 stop
$328Virgin Australia
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Tue, 26 Mar - Sun, 31 Mar
16:30 - 18:55MEL-CNS
3h 25mdirect
19:45 - 00:10CNS-MEL
3h 25mdirect
$334Virgin Australia
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Tue, 19 Mar - Tue, 26 Mar
06:00 - 11:10MEL-CNS
5h 10m1 stop
20:25 - 23:50CNS-MEL
3h 25mdirect
$337Virgin Australia
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Mon, 15 Apr - Sat, 20 Apr
18:35 - 21:55MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
$128Jetstar
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Mon, 22 Apr
18:35 - 21:55MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
$136Jetstar
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Sun, 28 Apr
09:10 - 16:10MEL-CNS
8h 00m1 stop
$165Virgin Australia
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Mon, 1 Apr
16:20 - 19:45MEL-CNS
3h 25mdirect
$183Virgin Australia
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Sat, 13 Apr
06:05 - 15:00MEL-CNS
9h 55m1 stop
$204Rex
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Wed, 6 Mar
22:05 - 15:00MEL-CNS
17h 55m1 stop
Tue, 12 Mar
20:50 - 09:05MEL-CNS
13h 15m1 stop
Tue, 5 Mar
06:05 - 15:00MEL-CNS
9h 55m1 stop
$232Rex
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Wed, 6 Mar
06:00 - 19:25MEL-CNS
14h 25m2 stops
$569Qantas Airways
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Wed, 28 Feb
07:00 - 19:25MEL-CNS
12h 25m3 stops
$778Qantas Airways
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Sun, 5 May
07:10 - 14:00MEL-CNS
7h 50m1 stop
06:00 - 12:15CNS-MEL
5h 15m1 stop
$397Virgin Australia
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Sat, 24 Feb - Wed, 28 Feb
21:15 - 09:05MEL-CNS
12h 50m1 stop
14:00 - 00:30CNS-MEL
9h 30m1 stop
$433Jetstar
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Tue, 27 Feb - Sat, 2 Mar
19:50 - 22:10MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
06:00 - 00:30CNS-MEL
17h 30m1 stop
$470Jetstar
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Sat, 24 Feb - Wed, 28 Feb
21:15 - 09:05MEL-CNS
12h 50m1 stop
06:00 - 00:30CNS-MEL
17h 30m1 stop
$482Jetstar
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Sat, 24 Feb - Wed, 28 Feb
19:50 - 22:10MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
19:45 - 00:10CNS-MEL
3h 25mdirect
Sat, 24 Feb - Mon, 26 Feb
06:00 - 08:15MEL-CNS
3h 15mdirect
14:30 - 19:00CNS-MEL
3h 30mdirect
$488Jetstar
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Tue, 27 Feb - Sat, 2 Mar
19:50 - 22:10MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
06:00 - 21:10CNS-MEL
14h 10m1 stop
$499Jetstar
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Fri, 23 Feb - Tue, 27 Feb
19:50 - 22:10MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
14:30 - 19:00CNS-MEL
3h 30mdirect
$500Jetstar
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Sat, 24 Feb - Wed, 28 Feb
06:00 - 10:15MEL-CNS
5h 15m1 stop
19:45 - 00:10CNS-MEL
3h 25mdirect
$537Virgin Australia
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Sun, 25 Feb - Thu, 29 Feb
20:00 - 15:00MEL-CNS
44h 00m2 stops
13:15 - 08:35CNS-MEL
18h 20m2 stops
$1,391Rex
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Mon, 26 Feb - Thu, 29 Feb
18:35 - 21:55MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
07:00 - 10:30CNS-MEL
3h 30mdirect
$218Jetstar
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Sat, 20 Jul - Sun, 4 Aug
18:35 - 21:55MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
07:00 - 10:30CNS-MEL
3h 30mdirect
$227Jetstar
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Sat, 20 Jul - Wed, 24 Jul
11:20 - 14:40MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
07:00 - 10:30CNS-MEL
3h 30mdirect
$236Jetstar
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Sun, 21 Jul - Sun, 28 Jul
06:00 - 09:20MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
14:20 - 17:45CNS-MEL
3h 25mdirect
$238Jetstar
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Thu, 25 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul
18:35 - 21:55MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
07:00 - 10:30CNS-MEL
3h 30mdirect
$255Jetstar
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Tue, 23 Apr - Sat, 27 Apr
18:35 - 21:55MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
19:05 - 22:30CNS-MEL
3h 25mdirect
$261Jetstar
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Mon, 15 Apr - Sat, 20 Apr
11:20 - 14:40MEL-CNS
3h 20mdirect
20:25 - 23:50CNS-MEL
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Mon, 15 Apr - Sat, 20 Apr
06:25 - 09:50MEL-CNS
3h 25mdirect
20:25 - 23:50CNS-MEL
3h 25mdirect
$293Virgin Australia
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Thu, 30 May - Fri, 7 Jun
16:30 - 18:55MEL-CNS
3h 25mdirect
19:45 - 00:10CNS-MEL
3h 25mdirect
$334Virgin Australia
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Tue, 19 Mar - Tue, 26 Mar
16:30 - 18:55MEL-CNS
3h 25mdirect
19:45 - 00:10CNS-MEL
3h 25mdirect
$359Virgin Australia
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Tue, 19 Mar - Mon, 25 Mar

Flights from Melbourne to Cairns - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Melbourne to Cairns to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns?

The average price of all flights from Melbourne Airport to Cairns clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
For Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Cairns back to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine), the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Cairns?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Melbourne Airport to Cairns, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Melbourne Airport to Cairns is October, where tickets cost $307 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and June, where the average cost of tickets is $592 and $575 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Cairns?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Melbourne Airport to Cairns, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Melbourne Airport to Cairns, you should book around 6 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 86 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The cheapest return flight ticket from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for $255 on Jetstar, followed by Virgin Australia ($328). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as $128 on Jetstar and from $165 on Virgin Australia.

Which airlines fly most frequently between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Cairns?

Jetstar connects Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns with up to 2 flights per day and both Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia also offer 2 flights per day.

Which airlines fly direct between Melbourne Airport and Cairns?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Melbourne Airport to Cairns.
There are 3 airlines that fly direct from Melbourne Airport to Cairns. They are: Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Jetstar at $197 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Jetstar.

How many flights are there between Melbourne Airport and Cairns per day?

Each day, there are between 6 and 8 nonstop flights that take off from Melbourne Airport and land in Cairns, with an average flight time of 3h 20m. The most common departure time is 09:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 50 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Saturday, when 16% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Tuesday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Melbourne Airport and Cairns?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns take?

The average direct flight takes 3h 15m, covering a distance of 3,719 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Melbourne Airport at 06:00 and will be landing in Cairns at 08:20.

What’s the latest departure time from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Melbourne Airport to Cairns jets off at 19:50 and lands at 22:10.

Good to know

Low season

February

High season

June

Cheapest flight

$128
Best time to beat the crowds (11% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (28% more expensive on average)
Flight from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns

When to book flights from Melbourne to Cairns

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Melbourne to Cairns based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns flights

  • Which airline is best for travellers with restricted mobility on this route?

    Virgin Australia is committed to providing a convenient airport and in-flight experience for travellers with limited mobility. You can enjoy priority boarding and wheelchair assistance, including battery-powered mobility aids that meet the airline’s requirements. Also, Virgin Australia has trained staff that will help you board and disembark from your flight.

  • Do flights from Melbourne to Cairns allow pets on board?

    Various airlines servicing the Melbourne to Cairns route allow pets on board, including Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar. You can travel with your four-legged buddy in the cabin or as checked luggage, but size and weight restrictions apply. Check with your airline to learn its pet policy in advance.

  • Which airline is ideal for travellers with larger luggage items?

    Qantas offers a generous luggage policy for travellers with larger luggage items on this route. You can travel with a carry-on bag weighing up to 10 kg plus an extra bag not exceeding 4 kg. Also, you can check in up to 32 kg. The weight and size restrictions on this airline vary with the travel class.

  • Why is Singapore Airlines great for families flying from Melbourne to Cairns?

    Singapore Airlines is an excellent fit for hassle-free family travel from Melbourne to Cairns, offering various family-friendly amenities. Families with infants enjoy priority boarding and child-friendly onboard services like kids’ meals, kid-friendly entertainment and child restraint devices, including bassinets and child seats.

  • Is there a hotel near the airport in Cairns?

    Yes – if you are considering booking a hotel close to the airport, check out The Lakes Cairns Resort & Spa or the Comfort Inn Discovery Cairns. Both of them are located a few minutes’ drive from the airport and provide transfers for an additional fee. For those who are travelling on a budget, Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort near the terminal building might be a better option.

  • Can I hire a car at Cairns Airport?

    Yes, you can choose from six car rental companies with counters in the Arrivals Hall at Cairns Airport. It is possible to check the full list of companies on the airport website and contact them to make all the necessary arrangements before your flight from Melbourne to Cairns.

  • Are there any shops at the airport in Cairns?

    Yes, there are a number of shops operating at the airport in Cairns, which between them sell a wide range of products. You will easily find snacks, travel accessories, cosmetics, reading material, souvenirs, electronics and some items of clothing.

  • What are the transportation options available at the Cairns Airport?

    The most convenient option for getting to your final destination from the airport is to book a hotel that offers airport transfers, but if this is not possible you can use the Sun Palm shuttle, which will drop you off in front of your hotel. To book the shuttle, simply look for the Sun Palm welcome desks at the airport. Passengers who prefer public transportation can catch the Airport Connect bus (a ticket costs $6) and then connect to a Translink bus costing around $2.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Melbourne Airport to Cairns?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Melbourne Airport to Cairns was $84 for a one-way ticket and $167 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns?

    The Boeing 737-800 Passenger/BBJ2 (winglets) is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns?

    oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) and Cairns, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns?

    There are direct flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Melbourne to Cairns, Virgin Australia or Qantas Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Melbourne to Cairns are Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways. With an average price for the route of $482 and an overall rating of 7.7, Virgin Australia is the most popular choice. Qantas Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $663 and an overall rating of 7.7.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cairns from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Cairns with an airline and back to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Cairns?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Cairns from Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Melbourne to Cairns

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $172 or less one-way and $307 or less round-trip.
  • If you have specific preferences on where to sit on your Economy flight from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Cairns Airport (CNS), consider booking an Emirates ticket. This airline allows travellers to select their preferred seats when booking at a surcharge. But you can also check the seat options on the free selection, with limited availability.
  • Jetstar is your go-to airline if you seek flexibility for your Melbourne to Cairns flight. The airline operates Economy, Starter Plus and Starter Max fares, allowing you to choose the onboard experience that fits your needs and budget. You can also tailor your experience with in-flight extras at a cost.
  • Travellers who book their flights from Melbourne to Cairns with Jetstar can purchase some extras to make their flights more comfortable and the travel procedure much smoother. It is possible to, for example, add a larger luggage allowance, pick a seat, pre-order food or choose your entertainment options. Travellers who prefer as many conveniences as possible can, of course, opt for Business Class.
  • To make the time pass faster until your flight from Melbourne to Cairns, connect to the Internet at the airport in Melbourne and enjoy surfing the web, chatting with friends or scrolling through social media. Melbourne Airport offers unlimited Wi-Fi free of charge.
  • Passengers who are travelling with kids can take them to the children’s play area at the airport in Melbourne so that they are not too bored while waiting for the flight. For parents with infants, the airport features many baby changing facilities located throughout both terminal buildings.
  • If after landing at Cairns Airport you realize that you are short on cash, you don’t need to worry. There are a number of cash machines at your disposal, which you will find in the Arrivals Hall.
  • Starving after your flight from Melbourne to Cairns? There are a few restaurants to choose from at Cairns Airport depending on what you’re in the mood for. The options include Hero Sushi, Hungry Jack’s and the Great Northern Bar & Eatery.
  • If you need some help in relation to the city or the airport itself, you can ask one of the roaming Airport Ambassadors for help. To find them, simply look out for smiley people in blue shirts.
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Prefer to fly direct from Melbourne to Cairns?

Find which airlines fly direct from Melbourne to Cairns, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Melbourne to Cairns

Monday

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, +9 more

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, +10 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, +9 more

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, +10 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, +9 more

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, +10 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, +9 more

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, +10 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, +9 more

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, +10 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, +9 more

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, +10 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, +9 more

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, +10 more

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Direct returns

Cairns to Melbourne

Monday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, China Southern, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, China Southern, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, China Southern, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, China Southern, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, China Southern, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, +8 more

Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, +9 more

Sunday

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, China Southern, +7 more

Air New Zealand, China Eastern, +8 more

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Top 3 airlines serving from Melbourne to Cairns

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Melbourne to Cairns? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
7.7
Virgin AustraliaOverall score based on 787 reviews
77comfort
79overall
84crew
70entertainment
69food
80boarding
Airline reviews

Estheticly the plane looks great, although the seats are way too upright. If the seats were just slightly more reclined then the comfort level would increase tenfold. I had the stiffest neck after just a short flight due to this. A nap was almost out of the question.

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Estheticly the plane looks great, although the seats are way too upright. If the seats were just slightly more reclined then the comfort level would increase tenfold. I had the stiffest neck after just a short flight due to this. A nap was almost out of the question.

Cabin crew were very professional and welcoming. They certainly appeared to have lifted their game. Congratulations

I know not directly a Virgin "thing" but I hold Virgin responsible for their subcontractors. Had to wait 45 minutes waiting for baggage at PER before the belt conveyor even started. This is unacceptable and hopefully Virgin engages with whoever to pull their fingers out. I realise PER staff are generally slow at the best of times but this was ridiculous. Maybe more seating for those waiting, a cafe in the baggage area for a light meal while we wait or at the very least a troop of dancing girls to entertain the punters while they stare at the conveyor belt start light almost willing it to fire up.

Very poor. Flight was cancelled due to captain exceeding hours. Told to fend for ourselves for 12 hours until a new flight could be done. This meant overnight accommodation in Hobart. Next plane was delayed and no food onboard. No apologies from Virgin. Extremely disappointing.

Flight was cancelled due to a mechanical fault - Virgin rebooked me on a flight 6 hours later so I cancelled and flew with another carrier

There is no not applicable button to tick. Due to turbulence there was no food/drink offered. That’s expected and was fine 👌🏻

Flight cancelled from MEL-PER Rebooked next day via Adelaide Had to chase up Economy X seating myself (only got emergency exit row) Qantas seats were available when my flight was originally cancelled, causing inconvenience to boss and costing me a day's pay.

Flight was cancelled and the next available flight they could get me on was 18:30 that night. I was travelling up for a conference so needed to be in Brisbane by 12:00 at the latest. I had to rebook with another carrier and I've had to follow up three times about the refund for this flight. The flight I rebooked cost over $400.

Flight was cancelled 3 hours prior to departure and rebooked for 10 hours later. Had to cancel rebooked flight and was lucky enough that work could book with QANTAS around the same time.

On time, lovely crew, economy-X seating worth the $ for the legroom. In flight entertainment not working, but I wasn’t going to use it anyway. Never had a bad Virgin experience.

Flights delayed multiple times, travellers requests for updates ignored. Qantas continues to desatisfy travelling basics.

Better food, hotter coffee, otherwise it was a very smooth and reasonably comfortable flight.

Have watched 90% of the movies need to update more movies for the long haul

Packed flight. Urged to check carry-on before boarding only to discover numerous empty overhead bins after boarding. Challenging entertainment screen. After almost 20 minutes to arrive at baggage claim, waited over 30 mins before luggage was loaded on baggage claim carousel.

Grubby plane, dirty seat & table, poor food, wait for baggage, staff ok.

We were delayed for 7 hours. The staff and management could have organized the getting of seats on later flight earlier than 20 minutes before late takeoff. Everyone was worried and lost. Was chaos and it didn’t need to be.

First flight on Quantas. High marks all around. Plus it appears as if the have a comparatively new flight. Excellent airline!

flight delays seems to be the norm these days. pies with soggy pastry.

I don’t remember what exactly was served, but I do remember thinking no U,S. airline would try to serve a meal during a 90-minute flight!

Two hours late - lack of communication on why or how long.

Would be better if can provide small free snacks on a long flight

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I was allocated an exit row seat and was told to move so it could be given away to someone who had purchased two extra legroom seats and one regular seat but wanted the three to sit together. I was also charged for entertainment after booking but before checking in, and the ground crew couldn't do anything about refunding it. When the whole plane was given access to the entertainment as an apology for the flight being four hours late, I was told they couldn't do anything about that either, so I was charged for something I didn't want even though it would have been free anyway

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

Worst flying experience of my life. FIVE HOURS delayed! Rude and unhelpful staff and poor communication from the grounds team. Never flying Jetstar again

Worst experience ever flying Melbourne to Phuket. 5 hours delayed! Didn’t land till 1am in the morning. Staff were rude and unhelpful

Plane was late leaving darwin so we didn’t get home till 1130pm 2nd time in a fortnight that has happened. Hard when you have to work the next day

Worst airline ever. No need to go into detail as everything is terrible. Do not do it - whatever the price.

It may have been a result of earlier issues with a previous plane, causing delays, but the staff were not nearly as smiley as the previous Jetstar flight I was on. Also, they started boarding before the plane was empty...so we moved from one line into another line. They should have just waited until the plane was empty to avoid waiting in two lines.

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) - Cairns Flights

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Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) (MEL)Australia

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Cairns - Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine)

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