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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Melbourne to Cairns?

A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Melbourne and Cairns takes around 3.3 hours.

What is the flight distance between Melbourne and Cairns?

The flight distance between Melbourne and Cairns is 2316 km.

What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Melbourne and Cairns?

Several carriers operate flights between Melbourne and Cairns. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Virgin Australia Airlines, Qantas, Jetstar Airways.

What are the most popular routes to and from Melbourne?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Melbourne and Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Cairns, Adelaide, Hobart International, Ballina Byron Gateway, Sunshine Coast, Launceston, Whitsunday Coast, Townsville.

What are the most popular routes to and from Cairns?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairns and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Darwin International, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Mackay, Brisbane West Wellcamp, Horn Island, Weipa.

Which airports are there in Melbourne?

Melbourne is mainly served by Melbourne. But there are other airports nearby, including Avalon, Essendon, Melbourne Moorabbin Airport.

What airports are near Melbourne?

The main airport in Melbourne is Melbourne. It is also served by Warrnambool.

What airports are near Cairns?

The main airport in Cairns is Cairns. It is also served by Cairns.

What buses and trains depart from Melbourne?

A number of bus and train companies depart from Melbourne, including SKYBUS.

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