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$339 Find cheap flights from Cairns to Auckland

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Cairns to Auckland departing on 9/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Cairns to Auckland (CNS-AKL)

 
These are the cheapest deals for flights from Cairns to Auckland currently on KAYAK along with options from the most popular airlines KAYAK users selected for this route. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.

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18:55 - 14:10CNS-AKL
17h 15m1 stop
22:30 - 08:25AKL-CNS
11h 55m1 stop
$687Jetstar
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Wed, 12 Jun - Sun, 16 Jun
06:00 - 21:20CNS-AKL
13h 20m1 stop
22:30 - 08:25AKL-CNS
11h 55m1 stop
$697Jetstar
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Fri, 21 Jun - Fri, 28 Jun
06:00 - 22:15CNS-AKL
13h 15m1 stop
06:20 - 17:35AKL-CNS
14h 15m1 stop
$725Jetstar
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Sun, 17 Nov - Sun, 1 Dec
16:05 - 12:50CNS-AKL
17h 45m1 stop
13:55 - 20:10AKL-CNS
9h 15m1 stop
Sat, 9 Nov - Fri, 15 Nov
20:50 - 21:20CNS-AKL
22h 30m1 stop
07:30 - 22:50AKL-CNS
17h 20m1 stop
Thu, 6 Jun - Thu, 27 Jun
12:50 - 00:30CNS-AKL
8h 40m1 stop
06:05 - 12:05AKL-CNS
9h 00m1 stop
$1,065Qantas Airways
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Thu, 14 Nov - Sat, 16 Nov
12:45 - 00:35CNS-AKL
8h 50m1 stop
06:05 - 12:05AKL-CNS
9h 00m1 stop
$1,078Qantas Airways
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Sat, 9 Nov - Thu, 14 Nov
12:45 - 00:50CNS-AKL
10h 05m1 stop
07:05 - 10:45AKL-CNS
5h 40mdirect
$1,252Air New Zealand
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Thu, 13 Jun - Thu, 27 Jun
11:55 - 18:35CNS-AKL
4h 40mdirect
07:05 - 10:45AKL-CNS
5h 40mdirect
$1,345Air New Zealand
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Thu, 25 Jul - Sat, 24 Aug
12:50 - 16:10CNS-AKL
48h 20m2 stops
10:00 - 12:05AKL-CNS
53h 05m2 stops
$7,767China Southern
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Sun, 17 Nov - Sun, 1 Dec
06:00 - 21:20CNS-AKL
13h 20m1 stop
$339Jetstar
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Sun, 9 Jun
06:00 - 21:20CNS-AKL
13h 20m1 stop
$352Jetstar
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Sun, 9 Jun
06:00 - 21:20CNS-AKL
13h 20m1 stop
$353Jetstar
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Sun, 9 Jun
06:00 - 21:20CNS-AKL
13h 20m1 stop
$360Jetstar
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Sun, 9 Jun
20:50 - 21:20CNS-AKL
22h 30m1 stop
Thu, 6 Jun
20:50 - 21:20CNS-AKL
22h 30m1 stop
Thu, 6 Jun
11:55 - 18:35CNS-AKL
4h 40mdirect
$569Air New Zealand
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Tue, 11 Jun
12:50 - 07:35CNS-AKL
15h 45m2 stops
$725Qantas Airways
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Wed, 6 Nov
11:55 - 18:35CNS-AKL
4h 40mdirect
$977Air New Zealand
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Tue, 23 Jul
06:00 - 00:25CNS-AKL
15h 25m1 stop
$1,497Qantas Airways
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Thu, 10 Oct
11:55 - 18:35CNS-AKL
4h 40mdirect
07:05 - 10:45AKL-CNS
5h 40mdirect
$1,345Air New Zealand
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Thu, 25 Jul - Sat, 24 Aug
11:55 - 18:35CNS-AKL
4h 40mdirect
07:05 - 10:45AKL-CNS
5h 40mdirect
$1,548Air New Zealand
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Sat, 27 Jul - Sat, 24 Aug

Flights from Cairns to Auckland - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Cairns to Auckland to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cairns to Auckland?

The average price of all flights from Cairns to Auckland clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Cairns to Auckland, you should consider leaving on a Monday and avoid Sundays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Cairns, you’ll find the best rates on Mondays and the most expensive ones on Saturdays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cairns to Auckland?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cairns to Auckland, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Cairns to Auckland is October, where tickets cost $780 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and June, where the average cost of tickets is $1,170 and $1,052 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cairns to Auckland?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cairns to Auckland, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Cairns to Auckland, you should book around 1 day before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 75 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cairns to Auckland?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from Cairns to Auckland found on KAYAK was with Jetstar for $339. Jetstar proposed a return connection from $687 and Qantas Airways from $1,065.

How many flights are there between Cairns and Auckland per day?

There is a maximum of 1 direct flight a day that takes off from Cairns and lands in Auckland, with an average flight time of 4h 40m. The most common departure time is 11:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 2 flights.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Cairns and Auckland?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Cairns to Auckland take?

Direct flights cover the 5,820 km separating Cairns and Auckland in about 4h 40m.

What’s the earliest departure time from Cairns to Auckland?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Cairns at 11:55 and will be landing in Auckland at 18:35.

What’s the latest departure time from Cairns to Auckland?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Cairns to Auckland jets off at 11:55 and lands at 18:35.

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Low season

April

High season

December

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$339
Best time to beat the crowds (0% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (28% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from Cairns to Auckland

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cairns to Auckland based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking flights from Cairns to Auckland

  • What is the cheapest flight from Cairns to Auckland?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cairns to Auckland was $207 for a one-way ticket and $420 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Cairns to Auckland?

    The Airbus A321neo is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Cairns to Auckland flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cairns to Auckland?

    Star Alliance is the only airline alliance operating flights between Cairns and Auckland.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Cairns to Auckland?

    You can catch a direct flight from Cairns to Auckland on on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Cairns to Auckland?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Cairns to Auckland.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Cairns to Auckland?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Auckland from Cairns is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Cairns to Auckland?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Auckland with an airline and back to Cairns with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Cairns to Auckland?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Auckland from Cairns up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Prefer to fly direct from Cairns to Auckland Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct from Cairns to Auckland Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Cairns to Auckland Intl

Tuesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines

Air China, Air New Zealand, +1 more

Thursday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines

Air China, Air New Zealand, +1 more

Saturday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines

Air China, Air New Zealand, +1 more

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Direct returns

Auckland Intl to Cairns

Tuesday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines

Air China, Air New Zealand, +1 more

Thursday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines

Air China, Air New Zealand, +1 more

Saturday

Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines

Air China, Air New Zealand, +1 more

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Top airline flying from Cairns to Auckland

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Cairns to Auckland. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Cairns to Auckland? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
6.7
JetstarOverall score based on 629 reviews
6.5Comfort
5.2Entertainment
5.8Food
7.0Boarding
7.4Crew
Airline reviews

Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

8.0 ExcellentSteve, Mar 2024ADL - MEL
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Note that food has to be purchased in flight. No free food. And no entertainment in flight. So I’ve treated these two items as okay which, in this case, means neutral/not applicable.

My Dad needed assistance to board the plane. The Jetstar staff were excellent with him and made the experience a lot easier😁

No food taken so can't rate also no entertainment so can't rate.

Would be better if can provide small free snacks on a long flight

Boarding was easy and unstressful, though the early "final call" was a bit off-putting. The crew were pleasant, and the seats were comfortable. The prices for food and drink were reasonable, apart from tea and coffee, where simple percolated coffee was charged at espresso prices. Deboarding was OK, though some Jetstar passengers appear to have a bad habit of pushing forward from their assigned rows, making it more difficult to get out for passengers that have paid a premium to sit up-front. Jetstar might want to look to address this to stop it from spreading.

I was allocated an exit row seat and was told to move so it could be given away to someone who had purchased two extra legroom seats and one regular seat but wanted the three to sit together. I was also charged for entertainment after booking but before checking in, and the ground crew couldn't do anything about refunding it. When the whole plane was given access to the entertainment as an apology for the flight being four hours late, I was told they couldn't do anything about that either, so I was charged for something I didn't want even though it would have been free anyway

I got to the airport earlier than I expected, and they let me change to an earlier flight with no trouble.

It was a super crowded time to travel out of Melbourne, but the flight was OK

Worst flying experience of my life. FIVE HOURS delayed! Rude and unhelpful staff and poor communication from the grounds team. Never flying Jetstar again

Worst experience ever flying Melbourne to Phuket. 5 hours delayed! Didn’t land till 1am in the morning. Staff were rude and unhelpful

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Cairns to Auckland found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
9/6Sun
1 stopJetstar
13h 20mCNS-AKL
$339
9/6Sun
1 stopJetstar
13h 20mCNS-AKL
$352
9/6Sun
1 stopJetstar
13h 20mCNS-AKL
$353
9/6Sun
1 stopJetstar
13h 20mCNS-AKL
$360
6/6Thu
1 stop
22h 30mCNS-AKL
$378
6/6Thu
1 stop
22h 30mCNS-AKL
$381
11/6Tue
directAir New Zealand
4h 40mCNS-AKL
$569
6/11Wed
2 stopsQantas Airways
15h 45mCNS-AKL
$725
23/7Tue
directAir New Zealand
4h 40mCNS-AKL
$977
10/10Thu
1 stopQantas Airways
15h 25mCNS-AKL
$1,497

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Cairns - Auckland Flights

Departure:

Cairns (CNS)Australia

Destination:

Auckland (AKL)New Zealand

Return flight deals:

Auckland - Cairns

Cabin classes:

$1,895