Cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns

from as little as £170

2 nights in Cairns, departing Brisbane on 27 / Nov / 2023 with Virgin Australia (price found 15 hours ago)

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27 / Nov / 2023 is currently the lowest priced day of the year to fly the Brisbane/Cairns route. There are around 50 flights on any given week from the UK to Cairns and the cheapest month to fly right now is November.

Min / Max Temperature (°C)

16 °C


24 °C


32 °C

Rainfall (mm)

30 mm


180.8 mm


450 mm

Key facts about Cairns

How to get cheap flights from Brisbane to Cairns

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You’ve searched for flights from Brisbane to Cairns. 50 flights go to or via Cairns every week, and we've searched them all to make it easy for you to compare your options. On average, Virgin Australia has the cheapest flights, so look out for them in your search results.

When you fly 1392 km from Brisbane to Cairns, you can choose from two airlines. Flights are most expensive during high season, and you can expect accommodation prices to be higher then too. Last-minute deals do crop up, but it's best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Qantas & Virgin Australia are the most popular airlines for flying from Brisbane to Cairns, so look out for their deals and offers. To find the best price, try searching by month. Or, if you want to bag a last-minute offer, keep an eye on Netflights to monitor the prices.

It takes about 2 hrs 20 mins to fly from Brisbane to Cairns. Once you’ve chosen your flight, go through and fill out your details to complete your booking. If you haven’t yet sorted your accommodation or car hire, take a look at our competitive rates – then you can book your flights and accommodation in one go.

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