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$208 Find cheap flights from Townsville to Cairns

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Townsville to Cairns departing on 22/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Townsville to Cairns (TSV-CNS)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Townsville to Cairns that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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17:25 - 18:20TSV-CNS
0h 55mdirect
16:10 - 17:10CNS-TSV
1h 00mdirect
Fri, 5 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul
18:00 - 19:05TSV-CNS
1h 05mdirect
10:50 - 11:45CNS-TSV
0h 55mdirect
Thu, 4 Jul - Fri, 5 Jul
07:05 - 08:00TSV-CNS
0h 55mdirect
17:50 - 18:45CNS-TSV
0h 55mdirect
$414Qantas Airways
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Wed, 3 Jul - Fri, 5 Jul
21:10 - 08:25TSV-CNS
11h 15m1 stop
16:10 - 17:10CNS-TSV
1h 00mdirect
Fri, 5 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul
21:10 - 21:20TSV-CNS
24h 10m1 stop
17:50 - 18:45CNS-TSV
0h 55mdirect
Wed, 3 Jul - Fri, 5 Jul
21:10 - 08:25TSV-CNS
11h 15m1 stop
17:50 - 18:45CNS-TSV
0h 55mdirect
Thu, 4 Jul - Fri, 5 Jul
10:20 - 20:10TSV-CNS
9h 50m2 stops
10:50 - 11:45CNS-TSV
0h 55mdirect
Wed, 3 Jul - Fri, 5 Jul
21:10 - 08:25TSV-CNS
11h 15m1 stop
07:00 - 20:05CNS-TSV
13h 05m2 stops
$773Jetstar
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Fri, 5 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul
10:20 - 09:10TSV-CNS
22h 50m2 stops
06:00 - 20:35CNS-TSV
14h 35m1 stop
$894Jetstar
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Wed, 3 Jul - Fri, 5 Jul
20:45 - 21:20TSV-CNS
24h 35m2 stops
07:00 - 20:05CNS-TSV
13h 05m2 stops
$933Jetstar
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Fri, 5 Jul - Thu, 25 Jul

Flights from Townsville to Cairns - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Townsville 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 Townsville to Cairns?

The average price of all flights from Townsville to Cairns clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Cairns on a Tuesday and more expensive on a Monday. On your return trip to Townsville, you should consider flying back on a Thursday, and avoid Mondays for better deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Townsville to Cairns?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Townsville 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 Townsville to Cairns is September, where tickets cost $372 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are March and January, where the average cost of tickets is $409 and $405 respectively.

Which airlines fly direct between Townsville and Cairns?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Townsville to Cairns.
There are 3 airlines that fly direct from Townsville to Cairns. They are: Qantas Airways, Rex and Skytrans. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with Rex at $161 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at Rex.

How many flights are there between Townsville and Cairns per day?

Each day, there are between 4 and 8 nonstop flights that take off from Townsville and land in Cairns, with an average flight time of 0h 58m. The most common departure time is 14:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 39 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Wednesday, when 21% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Monday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Townsville 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 is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is 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 Townsville to Cairns take?

Direct flights cover the 457 km separating Townsville and Cairns in about 1h 05m.

What’s the earliest departure time from Townsville to Cairns?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Townsville at 07:05 and will be landing in Cairns at 08:00.

What’s the latest departure time from Townsville to Cairns?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Townsville to Cairns jets off at 18:30 and lands at 19:25.

Good to know

Low season

May

High season

August

Cheapest flight

$208
Best time to beat the crowds (1% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 2% lower on average.
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When to book flights from Townsville to Cairns

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Townsville to Cairns based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
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FAQs for booking flights from Townsville to Cairns

  • What is the cheapest flight from Townsville to Cairns?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Townsville to Cairns was $138 for a one-way ticket and $259 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Townsville to Cairns?

    On your way to Cairns, you’ll fly out from Townsville. You’ll be landing at Cairns.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Townsville to Cairns?

    The De Havilland (Bombardier) DHC-8-400 Dash 8Q is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Townsville to Cairns flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Townsville to Cairns?

    Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Townsville and Cairns, with oneworld being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Townsville to Cairns?

    There are direct flights from Townsville to Cairns on a daily basis.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Townsville 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 Townsville to Cairns.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Townsville to Cairns?

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

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Townsville 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 Townsville with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Townsville 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 Townsville up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Townsville to Cairns

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $205 or less one-way and $293 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Townsville to Cairns?

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

Direct departures

Townsville to Cairns

Monday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Rex

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Skytrans

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Rex

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Rex

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

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Direct returns

Cairns to Townsville

Monday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Tuesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Rex

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Wednesday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Skytrans

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Thursday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Rex

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

Friday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Saturday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways

Sunday

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Rex

Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, +1 more

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Top airlines flying from Townsville to Cairns

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Townsville to Cairns. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Townsville 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 verified KAYAK customer reviews.
9.1
RexOverall score based on 26 reviews
9.3Crew
8.9Boarding
7.5Food
6.4Entertainment
8.3Comfort
Airline reviews

Enjoyed the comfort of the seats, slight delay to departure time but prompt takeoff and landing.

8.0 ExcellentDianne, Sept 2023MEL - SYD
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Enjoyed the comfort of the seats, slight delay to departure time but prompt takeoff and landing.

It asks about entertainment tho it’s not applicable. 10/10 for Rex 👌🏻

Not sure how to answer on the entertainment as there wasn’t any.. Comfort, I wasn’t comfortable as I was on the window side and a morbidly obese man sat in the middle and eased out into my space. I had sciatica so I wasn’t able to move much to get comfortable. Food wise I have a wheat allergy and asked if there was a gluten free option and was given a Byron bay cookie which was lovely tho it wasn’t wheat free. Not to worry. I wasn’t expecting there to be any appropriate snacks for me anyhow. The staff were very generous with the snacks and their concern for the passengers. The staff were amazing tho. Truly amazing ! One of the staff must have noticed my discomfort and helped me out to stand in the back of the plane to stretch which I really appreciated. I would fly with REX again without hesitation. Thank you very much. It was my first flight with you and I look forward to my return flight home on Tuesday. Best wishes to your company 👌🏻

All good, was a one hour flight so no food or entertainment which was expected

Rex is an underrated airline. Its my first time flying them and they were fantastic. the only things that annoyed me about my flight were things other passengers did so it was nothing i or REX could change

Really enjoyed flying with Rex the boarding and booking baggage on was easier than most. I will beat using Rex next time.

On time and a quick flight and staff vert good

The flight attendants went above and beyond to make a flight as comfortable as possible.

Our flight was delayed twice and after we boarded it was delayed again as they were searching for a passenger's small bag. We arrived in Hobart one hour later.

The seats are too close together and are smaller than they used to be. Makes for a cramped experience.

The international flight from Sydney to Dallas had great food. I have travelled a lot over the years and this has been the most memorable in my experience so far.

Initial flight was cancelled so moved to an alternative flight. As a result, stuck in a middle seat. Flight then place in holding pattern prior to landing resulting in a very late trip home.

There was nothing I didn’t like, prices a little lower would help

Following a marathon flight riddled by delays and changes from Santiago, Chile, my flight to Melbourne from Sydney was on schedule but I was transferred to the next flight. The reason by ticketing and the floor manager was I missed the entry to flight by one minute! That's right, the emphasised that if I was 1 minute earlier I would be on the flight. I asked what was the point them emphasising 1minute overdue and how that helped me or the situation. They didn't care at all. Replying that if it was one minute earlier they would've done something and smirking delivering the information. Australian's do call Australia home, Qantas calls Australian's suckers.

The staff we fantastic and seemed to work very well with each other

Business lounge in Melbourne mediocre. Look at Emirates or Qatar, Qantas! Great friendly crew. Food was good but Emirates is a level above. Business seat good. But can’t compare to Qatar. Main reason for booking Qantas is loyalty and terrific connection via Perth to LHR.

It's only a short trip from Sydney to Melbourne, which i have done many times. The trip met my expectations

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Townsville to Cairns found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
22/6Sat
directQantas Airways
0h 55mTSV-CNS
$208
22/6Sat
2 stops
9h 40mTSV-CNS
$402
22/6Sat
1 stop
23h 00mTSV-CNS
$519

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Townsville - Cairns Flights

Departure:

Townsville (TSV)Australia

Destination:

Cairns (CNS)Australia

Return flight deals:

Cairns - Townsville

Cabin classes:

$205

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