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Cairns to Auckland flight information

Flights arrive in Auckland
Flights depart from Cairns
Flight price $578
Distance 3,619 km
Airlines Virgin Australia

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Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average price:
$810
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$798
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

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The cheapest flight from Cairns to Auckland was found, on average, 68 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 28% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Cairns to Auckland Flights

How long does a flight from Cairns to Auckland take?
The average direct flight takes 9h 15m, covering a distance of 3619 km.
How many flights are there between Cairns and Auckland?
There are 3 (direct) flights between Cairns and Auckland per week, averaging 0 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cairns to Auckland?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin Australia ($578)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cairns and Auckland?
Air New Zealand (0 times daily), Air China (0 times daily), Singapore Airlines (0 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cairns to Auckland?
For Cairns to Auckland, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Cairns to Auckland?
When flying out of Cairns you will be using Cairns, often referred to as Cairns Airport. You will be landing at Auckland Intl, also known as Auckland Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Cairns to Auckland (return)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$578
only
$578
Destination
Auckland
$578
only
$578
Wed, 15 Jan
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
27h 40m
Tue, 21 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
11h 05m
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,389 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LST
BNE
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Friendly crew, well flown, good boarding procedure

Cons: Flight was about 10 mins late due to "paperwork"

BNE
HBA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew ans eat was both good

Cons: on time flight, food selection

MEL
SYD
Good 6.3

Cons: Lounge is disorganised with bad coffee

BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable economy class, food throughout the flight.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.8

Cons: On time boarding and availability of inflight entertainment.

Wed, 13 Nov
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 10m
Wed, 20 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
24h 40m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,389 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CNS
BNE
Good 6.5

Cons: It would have been a normal trip but we were delayed about an hour in Cairns because the passenger count didn’t add up to what the computer said. This made it very tight to catch our next flight. Barely had time to use the bathroom.

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.8

Cons: On time boarding and availability of inflight entertainment.

BNE
DPS
Okay 4.0

Cons: No in flight entertainment. No seat charging. It would have been nice to know this a head of time so we could have prepared (tracing with 3 kids). Right before we took off crew told everyone to down load virgin app, they didn’t specify the entertainment app. So we were not able to watch any movies.

PER
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats were comfy

Cons: Food was the worst I have ever been offered on a flight

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was SO polite, hospitable, professional the helpful. They were so kind when someone (us!) had a screaming four year old we were trying to calm down. They offered her a hot chocolate.... so kind and helped immensely. We were very impressed and will look to fly internationally with Virgin AU.

Cons: Airline food is always a bit rough. This was definitely on the 'better' side, but we were travelling with three small children, (ages 4, 5, and 7) and they didn't like any of the options. Luckily we had snack food for them to get through the flight.

Sat, 25 Jan
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
10h 55m
Mon, 27 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
11h 55m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,389 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Seated at the back of the plane. Ran out of food options.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Excellent service

PER
SYD
Good 6.6

Cons: Although i requested Halal food, way in advance when i booked my flights, Non was provided.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew were good but looks like they forgot to serve snacks for few of us at the back, otherwise service was good.

Cons: Put more attention to customers.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Good seat on Virgin VA1 51H and lucky for me there's no one seated beside me I had two seats all to myself. They run out of chicken and had to settle for vege curry which was ok. Purchased the wifi the entire flight which was awesome.

Mon, 18 Nov
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
12h 40m
Wed, 4 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
17h 05m
Trip: 17 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,389 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
DRW
BNE
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew was great.

Cons: Boarding was a little disorganised, the distance between seats is too small, and the food could’ve been better.

SYD
LAX
Okay 4.3

Cons: Food was not good and was insufficient.

ADL
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The seat was ok. The cabin crew good

Cons: The food options both free and purchased.

LAX
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: The food was very good and It felt spacious for economy class.

Cons: The flight attendants on Virgin seemed very crabby. It would of been nice for them to smile once in a while and give eye contact.

BNE
MKY
Excellent 10.0

Pros: After travelling 24 hours straight the seats were super comfortable and staff super friendly xxx

Fri, 8 Nov
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
9h 15m
Mon, 11 Nov
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
10h 40m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,389 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
OOL
CBR
Good 6.0

Pros: Safe trip

Cons: Better food and choice of drinks

SYD
LAX
Good 7.3

Cons: Food

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Neat in flight entertainment app that lets you watch, read, listen while you fly, right on your own device. Very nice touch.

Cons: The check in process. No one got there right when the airport opened at 0400 and they took their time getting the check in counters clean and ready for the day, having us all stand in line waiting to be checked in.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was SO polite, hospitable, professional the helpful. They were so kind when someone (us!) had a screaming four year old we were trying to calm down. They offered her a hot chocolate.... so kind and helped immensely. We were very impressed and will look to fly internationally with Virgin AU.

Cons: Airline food is always a bit rough. This was definitely on the 'better' side, but we were travelling with three small children, (ages 4, 5, and 7) and they didn't like any of the options. Luckily we had snack food for them to get through the flight.

OOL
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: everything from the boarding and check-in process

Cons: Seats too close together

Fri, 18 Oct
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
12h 40m
Thu, 31 Oct
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
14h 55m
Trip: 14 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,389 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
PER
Good 6.6

Pros: Plane seats are ok - a bit annoying that there is no on board entertainment and you have to use your own phone etc. The butter chicken was edible.

Cons: It'd be better if there were a selection of direct flights to Canberra. It's quicker to fly to Bali! We spent over 8 hours including wait time to travel from Canberra to Perth - via Sydney. No bag drop in Canberra - that was a surprise.

OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: everything from the boarding and check-in process to in flight comfort.

Cons: Seats are cramped

CBR
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: It's only an hour flight. Crew are fine.

Cons: Small plane - seats are small but nothing unexpected.

SYD
DRW
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Departed on time and arrived on time.

Cons: Fine as is.

AYQ
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Need better food.

Sun, 15 Dec
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
13h 30m
Sun, 5 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
18h 25m
$1,076
Trip: 22 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,389 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
MKY
Excellent 10.0

Pros: After travelling 24 hours straight the seats were super comfortable and staff super friendly xxx

PER
PHE
Good 6.0

Pros: Crapped seats too close. Seat belts too short.

AKL
TBU
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew is one of the friendliest I have ever experienced. Everybody has been extremely nice and helpful. Food was great.

Cons: Seats feel very narrow, pitch is good. Entertainment is pretty basic, selection is eh. Boarding is not consistent.

MEL
SYD
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew was friendly and helpful

Cons: Food wasn’t the best... no water bottles provided... chronically thirsty on that flight.

PER
SYD
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats were comfy

Cons: Food was the worst I have ever been offered on a flight

Sat, 21 Dec
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
26h 00m
Mon, 23 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
8h 20m
$1,115
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,389 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew were great - some in cabin entertainment would have been great. Or since it was available for phone this should have been explained.

Cons: Allow power outlets for the mobile phones if movies were accessible

AKL
SYD
Okay 5.0

Cons: Flight was 90 minutes delayed for "maintenance requirements" (the inbound flight arrived late as well), and my one checked bag was not loaded.

BNE
MKY
Excellent 10.0

Pros: After travelling 24 hours straight the seats were super comfortable and staff super friendly xxx

MEL
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Excellent service

PER
KGI
Excellent 9.2

Pros: Extra legroom (economy x) was well worth it as I had knee surgery the day prior. Ground staff and crew very helpful assisting me as I was on crutches. Excellent service.

Mon, 23 Dec
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 10m
Fri, 3 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
29h 20m
$1,136
Trip: 12 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,389 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
OOL
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: They ran out of sandwiches after only servicing 1/4 of the plane, and they are the only substantial pieces of food to buy for dinner! I was starving.

SYD
PER
Good 6.6

Pros: Plane seats are ok - a bit annoying that there is no on board entertainment and you have to use your own phone etc. The butter chicken was edible.

Cons: It'd be better if there were a selection of direct flights to Canberra. It's quicker to fly to Bali! We spent over 8 hours including wait time to travel from Canberra to Perth - via Sydney. No bag drop in Canberra - that was a surprise.

BNE
HBA
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew ans eat was both good

Cons: on time flight, food selection

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight left late... I missed my Delta connection from LAX to New York. The Delta staff told me that this flight routinely arrives late. Also, my previous flight that I was booked on, VA7, was canceled the day before. It’s been a nightmare

MEL
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: Virgin lounge staff were super friendly and helpful - getting me on an earlier flight and giving me a spare seat next to me!

Cons: nothing negative to say

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