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Low season

MarchBest time to beat the crowds (26% less expensive on average)

High season

JulyMost popular time to fly (28% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$264(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$170or less

Good deal one-way

$93or less

When to book flights from Brisbane to Cairns

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $93 or less one-way and $170 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Brisbane to Cairns was found, on average, 56 days before departure.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is March.
  • Direct flights regularly fly from Brisbane Airport (BNE) to Cairns Airport (CNS). You can find direct flights to suit your needs from local airline services including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, and Tigerair.
  • Rental car companies are available in the Arrivals Area, in the northern end of the Domestic Terminal at Cairns Airport. The pickup and drop off location for rental cars is across the road from the terminal in the parking building.
  • Brisbane Airport is made up of two terminals—the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal. If you need to move between these terminals, it’s a short walk or you can take advantage of the free-to-use AirTrain.
  • Virgin Australia or Qantas fliers can take advantage of the airline lounges in the Domestic Terminal of the Brisbane Airport. Qantas Club members or pay-to-use guests can find the Qantas Lounge on Level 2, or there is the Virgin Australia Lounge opposite Gate 41.
  • If you’re feeling a little lost or need some help with the airport facilities, you can find Airport Ambassadors throughout the Brisbane Airport. They’re easy to spot in their blue shirts with a bright yellow ‘i’ on the back.
  • Getting dropped off at Brisbane Airport? You can find a drop-off point kerbside of the terminal. However, you won’t be given much time to say goodbye before being waved on by a Kerbside Officer. For an extended farewell, you can park in the nearby short-term parking.

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from Brisbane to Cairns

Airlines flying from Brisbane to Cairns have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Brisbane to Cairns

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Brisbane to Cairns

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Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Brisbane to Cairns

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