Cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns

Flights starting at £76. Choose between Qantas, Virgin Australia Airlines, or Jetstar Airways to find the best price.

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Cheapest one-way trip

£76

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

£76

Cheapest round-trip

£160

Average round-trip

£252

Nonstop flights in December

£76 – £424

Round trips

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Jetstar Airways

£207
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Multiple carriers

£223

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Travelers usually depart from Brisbane, Brisbane Train Station, Brisbane - Roma Street, or Brisbane - Albion when they travel from Brisbane to Cairns. The distance between Brisbane and Cairns is 1393 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Qantas, Virgin Australia Airlines, and Jetstar Airways. Brisbane and Cairns have 82 direct flights per week.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Brisbane to Cairns?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Brisbane and Cairns takes around 2.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Brisbane and Cairns?
The flight distance between Brisbane and Cairns is 1393 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Brisbane and Cairns?
Several carriers operate flights between Brisbane and Cairns. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Virgin Australia Airlines, Qantas, Jetstar Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Brisbane?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Brisbane and Proserpine, Sydney, Melbourne, Manila, Denpasar, Perth, Bangkok, Hobart, Adelaide, Darwin, Auckland, Townsville, Ho Chi Minh City, City of Newcastle, Mackay, Phuket City, Seoul, Singapore, Canberra, Coffs Harbour.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cairns?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairns and Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Townsville, Sunshine Coast Region, Adelaide, Bangkok, Proserpine, Manila, Seoul, Perth, Mount Isa, Denpasar, Uluru, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, City of Newcastle, Broome, Singapore, Cebu.
Which airports are there in Brisbane?
Brisbane is mainly served by Brisbane. But there are other airports nearby, including Brisbane Archerfield Airport.
What airports are near Brisbane?
The main airport in Brisbane is Brisbane. It is also served by Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ballina Byron Gateway, Brisbane West Wellcamp.
What airports are near Cairns?
The main airport in Cairns is Cairns. It is also served by Cairns.
What buses and trains depart from Brisbane?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Brisbane, including Air Train Brisbane.
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