Cheap flights to Cairns

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Cairns

Australia

Palm Cove beach, Cairns, Australia at sunrise

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Take a day trip to the Atherton Tablelands, about an hour and a half drive south of Cairns. Visit Millaa Millaa Falls for a dose of nature or stop at the Crystal Caves, an artificial network of caves displaying ancient crystals and fossils. Trust us, the kids will love it!

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The Autumn months (Mar to May) are generally considered to be the best time to visit Cairns. With the Summer heat gone & Winter on the way the average temperatures range from about 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. This is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy outdoor activities, such as exploring the city's parks and gardens, or visiting the renowned Great Barrier Reef.


To get the best deal on a flight to Cairns, it's generally recommended to book your flight at least a few months in advance. Prices can fluctuate daily, so it's a good idea to keep an eye on prices through the Flight Centre App & Website - then book when you see a good deal.


Yes! Direct flights to Cairns operate daily from all major Australian airports with some smaller regional airports requiring a stop on the way.


The best airport to get a connecting flight out of Cairns is Cairns Airport which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


Your flight will land in and depart from Cairns Airport, which serves as the main airport for Cairns.


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The cheapest flight season is between Mar to May - the summer heat is over but winter hasn't officially begun so expect less people travelling!


The best time of day to get the cheapest flight to Cairns is either early in the morning or late at night - you'll beat the rush!


The closest airport to Cairns is Cairns Airport which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.


An IATA (International Air Transport Association) airport code is a three-letter code that is used to identify airports around the world. For example, CNS is the IATA airport code for Cairns Airport. Sometimes, it's just that simple!


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