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Travelers usually depart from Manchester, Manchester - Shudehill Interchange, Manchester-New Moston, Manchester-Miles Platting, or Manchester-Failsworth when they travel from Manchester to Cairns. The most popular airlines for this route are Jetstar Airways, Emirates, Qantas, easyJet, and Air India Limited. Manchester and Cairns have 259 direct flights per week.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
Closes 1 hours before flight
easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Air India LimitedAICAIYesNo

Australia COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from Manchester, MAN with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Cairns, CNS, but there are restrictions.


COVID-19 testing
  • Travel is allowed for vaccinated travelers

  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results required

  • Mandatory quarantine and testing for international travelers

Visa requirements
  • Electronic travel authorization

Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination for Australia

  • Mandatory travel declaration form


Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed

  • No proof of a pre-departure COVID-19 test required

  • No quarantine required

Visa requirements
  • Electronic travel authorization

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Australia in our dedicated Stories article.

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What are the most popular routes to and from Manchester?
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What are the most popular routes to and from Cairns?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairns and Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Townsville, Sunshine Coast Region, Adelaide, Bangkok, Proserpine, Manila, Seoul, Perth, Mount Isa, Denpasar, Uluru, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, City of Newcastle, Broome, Singapore.
What airports are near Manchester?
The main airport in Manchester is Manchester. It is also served by London Stansted, Luton, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool John Lennon, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, East Midlands, Cardiff.
What airports are near Cairns?
The main airport in Cairns is Cairns. It is also served by Cairns.
What buses and trains depart from Manchester?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Manchester, including National Express.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Manchester and Cairns?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Manchester and Cairns thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Manchester and Cairns can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Stories.
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Which airlines fly between Manchester and Cairns?
Currently, you can fly between Manchester and Cairns with Jetstar Airways, Emirates, Qantas, easyJet, Air India Limited.
When's the best time to travel between Manchester and Cairns?
If you don’t have specific dates for your trip between Manchester and Cairns, you can enter a date range into the departure and return fields. Most carriers on the website allow you to search and book up to six months from the day of your search. Order the search results by the best, cheapest, or fastest route, or find the cheapest outbound and return combination in the pricing table.
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