Cheap flights from Melbourne to Cairns

from as little as £212

4 nights in Cairns, departing Melbourne on 13 / Sep / 2024 with Virgin Australia (price found 36 hours ago)

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The Melbourne / Cairns route

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13 / Sep / 2024 is currently the lowest priced day of the year to fly the Melbourne/Cairns route. There are around 20 flights on any given week from the UK to Cairns and the cheapest month to fly right now is September.

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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 Melbourne to Cairns

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You’ve searched for flights from Melbourne to Cairns. 20 flights go to or via Cairns every week, and we've searched them all to make it easy for you to compare your flight options. On average, Virgin Australia has the cheapest flights, so look out for them in your search results.

When you fly 2321 km from Melbourne 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.

If you're fairly flexible about when you want to fly to Cairns, searching by month will show you the cheapest times to go. It’s also worth looking out for flights operated by Qantas & Virgin Australia, as they're the most popular airlines for this journey.

Flights from Melbourne to Cairns usually take about 3 hrs 20 mins. Once you've selected your flight, you'll need to fill out your details to book. And don’t forget to look at Netflights’ hotels and car hire – you could save even more money on your trip when you book everything in one go.

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