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Book your trip to arrive at Melbourne, Avalon, Essendon, or Melbourne-Southern Cross. The distance between Cairns and Melbourne is 2316 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Virgin Australia Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Link Airways, and Regional Express. Cairns and Melbourne have 199 direct flights per week.

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Virgin Australia Airlines on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Cairns to Melbourne

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYesNo
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
Closes 1 hours before flight
QantasQFAQFYesNo
Link Airways FCNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Regional ExpressRXAZLNoNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Cairns to Melbourne?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Cairns and Melbourne takes around 3.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Cairns and Melbourne?
The flight distance between Cairns and Melbourne is 2316 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Cairns and Melbourne?
Several carriers operate flights between Cairns and Melbourne. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Virgin Australia Airlines, Jetstar Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cairns?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairns and Sydney, Brisbane, 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 Melbourne?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Melbourne and Sydney, Auckland, Denpasar, Christchurch, Brisbane, Perth, Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Gold Coast, Adelaide, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Hobart, London, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, Queenstown, Mumbai, Hanoi.
What airports are near Cairns?
The main airport in Cairns is Cairns. It is also served by Cairns.
What airports are near Melbourne?
The main airport in Melbourne is Melbourne. It is also served by Warrnambool.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Cairns and Melbourne?
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