Cheap flights from Sydney to Cairns

Flights starting at £73. Choose between Jetstar Airways, Qantas, or Virgin Australia Airlines to find the best price.

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The distance between Sydney and Cairns is 1975 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia Airlines, and Regional Express. Sydney and Cairns have 128 direct flights per week.

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

Check-in for a flight from Sydney to Cairns

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

How long does it take to travel from Sydney to Cairns?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Sydney and Cairns takes around 3.1 hours.
What is the flight distance between Sydney and Cairns?
The flight distance between Sydney and Cairns is 1975 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Sydney and Cairns?
Several carriers operate flights between Sydney and Cairns. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Virgin Australia Airlines, Qantas, Jetstar Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Sydney?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Sydney and Melbourne, Denpasar, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Manila, Hobart, Auckland, Bangkok, New Delhi, Adelaide, Seoul, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Perth, Ballina, Kathmandu, Queenstown, London, Phuket City.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cairns?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairns and Melbourne, Brisbane, 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 Sydney?
Sydney is mainly served by Sydney. But there are other airports nearby, including Rose Bay Seaplane Base, Sydney Bankstown Airport.
What airports are near Sydney?
The main airport in Sydney is Sydney. It is also served by Canberra, Newcastle, Orange, Illawarra Regional, Bathurst.
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 Sydney and Cairns?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Sydney and Cairns thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Sydney and Cairns can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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