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The distance between Brisbane and Cairns is 1393 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Qantas, Virgin Australia Airlines, Jetstar Airways, and Airnorth. Brisbane and Cairns have 101 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Virgin Australia Airlines on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Brisbane to Cairns

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
QantasQFAQFYesNo
Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
Closes 1 hours before flight
AirnorthANOTLYesNo

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 Qantas, Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia Airlines.
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, Lismore.
What airports are near Cairns?
The main airport in Cairns is Cairns. It is also served by Cairns.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Brisbane and Cairns?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Brisbane and Cairns thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Brisbane and Cairns can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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