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The distance between Cairns and Brisbane is 1393 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Qantas, Virgin Australia Airlines, and Jetstar Airways. Cairns and Brisbane have 75 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Number of flights15111314-1210
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Jetstar Airways on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Qantas on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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

Check-in for a flight from Cairns to Brisbane

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
QantasQFAQFYesNo
Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Cairns to Brisbane?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Cairns and Brisbane takes around 2.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Cairns and Brisbane?
The flight distance between Cairns and Brisbane is 1393 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Cairns and Brisbane?
Several carriers operate flights between Cairns and Brisbane. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cairns?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairns and Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Denpasar, Townsville, Seoul, Sunshine Coast Region, Darwin, Manila, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Gold Coast, Singapore, Adelaide, Perth, London, Chiang Mai, Cebu, Busan.
What are the most popular routes to and from Brisbane?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Brisbane and Melbourne, Sydney, Proserpine, Manila, Denpasar, Auckland, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, New Delhi, Taipei, Bangkok, Townsville, Ho Chi Minh City, Coffs Harbour, London, Mackay, City of Newcastle, Wellington, Rockhampton.
What airports are near Cairns?
The main airport in Cairns is Cairns. It is also served by Cairns.
What airports are near Brisbane?
The main airport in Brisbane is Brisbane. It is also served by Gold Coast, Brisbane West Wellcamp, Sunshine Coast, Ballina Byron Gateway, Lismore.
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