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Cairns to Auckland flight information

Flights arrive in Auckland
Flights depart from Cairns
Flight price $553
Distance 3,619 km
Airlines Jetstar, Emirates, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines

Good to know

Low season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
$883
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$749
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

When to book flights from Cairns to Auckland

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
-2 days

Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Cairns to Auckland was found, on average, 63 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 386% 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?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 16h 50m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cairns to Auckland?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($553), Emirates ($728) and Qantas Airways ($892).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cairns to Auckland?
For Cairns to Auckland, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Auckland back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday 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
$553
only
$553
Destination
Auckland
$553
only
$553
Thu, 7 May
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 00m
Sun, 10 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
19h 00m
Trip: 4 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4,579 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AVV
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: A little more leg room

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: Boarding

DPS
PER
Good 6.8

Pros: crew was helpfull

Cons: me and my partner should have been seated together

SYD
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Speed

AVV
ADL
Okay 5.0

Cons: plane was over an hr late due to tire needing changing. Staff we unapologetic about it.

Wed, 15 Jan
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
28h 59m
Thu, 23 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
8h 30m
Trip: 9 days
8.3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 14,873 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
DXB
RUH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: .

Cons: .

ACC
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good was amazing ; leg room was great per ticket price; and cabin crew were kind

DXB
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seat was very comfortable, and food was amazing

Cons: Some of the fixtures were falling off, and the side controller for the TV screen was not connected or working. It is to be expected from an Older A 380, but not a deal breaker by any means

DXB
BOM
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing. Missed the flight as the crew directed us to the wrong gate

Cons: Support staff

DXB
JNB
Good 6.6

Pros: Yes comfortable flight

Cons: Toilets to be checked for cleanliness more frequently.

Mon, 9 Dec
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
25h 00m
Tue, 24 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
19h 05m
Trip: 16 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,785 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
BNE
AKL
Excellent 9.3

Cons: We booked vegan meals which came and were pretty good. But afterwards, the cabin crew handed out icecreams and then Fantales and had no vegan options for those treats.

MEL
HBA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Short flight, but they fed us great food, great service, even good wine.

SYD
ADL
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: I pay for the airspace above my seat - I didn't get it! Flight attendant obese and not me twice. QF need to lock their cattle class seat backs - insufficient seat pitch to allow leaning.

PER
SYD
Okay 5.3

Cons: Window seat.... 9A ..... no window......

BNE
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: The crew were great it was on time and overall fabulous

Sun, 15 Dec
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
16h 50m
Sun, 5 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
17h 05m
$1,026
Trip: 22 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,438 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
CHC
Okay 4.4

Pros: Flight attendants were friendly and responsive.

Cons: 1. Better seats than mine flew empty, while I sat wedged in a full row, behind a wailing infant and ahead of a kicking toddler. 2. The meal choice was between a rice bowl and a salad, both served bereft of any sides, bread, or dessert. 3. We were late again, although not so badly as last time.

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.

SYD
BNE
Good 7.0

Cons: Announce the app download well before boarding so that I can get it. I never had a chance

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: At the check-in counter, Alieta was extremely helpful and went out of her way to assist me with a mistake on my travel visa. The flight attendant crew was superb, attentive, and friendly.

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: No problem apart from left a tad late

Cons: Na

Tue, 5 May
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
17h 00m
Fri, 8 May
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
14h 10m
Trip: 4 days
6.3Good Show reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4,579 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.3
AYQ
SYD
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew needed an exit row person and I volunteered. Extra leg room was nice.

Cons: Expensive flight. No food or drink included in what you pay. No magazines or screens to occupy your time.

MEL
PER
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew were awesome.

Cons: Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee

HBA
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Yes crew amazing and seats comfortable

Cons: Try keeping to scheduled time.

SYD
HNL
Good 6.8

Pros: The price of the flight was good (without the bag)

Cons: Knowing that a bag cost $105 Au after I bought the ticket. I would have paid a bit more and just gone on Air New Zealand.

DPS
MEL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Check-in was smooth and quick.

Cons: Cabin service was basic for business class. The cabin crew never came to see us again after lunch was served.

Mon, 9 Dec
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
25h 00m
Wed, 1 Jan
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
29h 20m
Trip: 24 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,785 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
PER
SYD
Okay 5.2

Cons: Jam packed flight. Qantas is squeezing people in and squeezing the profits. Happening way to frequently now.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Free checked Bags

Cons: If we could have a free select seat after booking.

SYD
SCL
Good 7.3

Pros: Food

Cons: Entertainment screen is too small, and touch panel reaction is so late.

AKL
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Pros: I like the free check-bags

Cons: I like that if I can select the seats for free after booking .

BNE
MEL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: More comfortable than expected.

Cons: Could not check in online or at the kiosk (the flight was part of an overall ticket bought on Air New Zealand). Only one checked bag per ticket, but we had an extra bag because of the international legs. An employee got us checked in, bags tagged, and convinced us to carry on one more bag.

Mon, 9 Dec
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
25h 00m
Mon, 23 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
16h 00m
$1,008
Trip: 15 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,785 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
PER
SYD
Okay 5.2

Cons: Jam packed flight. Qantas is squeezing people in and squeezing the profits. Happening way to frequently now.

CHC
SYD
Okay 5.2

Cons: Airlines waste a lot of time and money preparing food that is mediocre at best. Just offering simple orange juice , tea coffee and a muffin to keep people going would be better as it's such a short flight.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was nice, the movie selection was good.

Cons: More space in seats

BNE
MEL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: More comfortable than expected.

Cons: Could not check in online or at the kiosk (the flight was part of an overall ticket bought on Air New Zealand). Only one checked bag per ticket, but we had an extra bag because of the international legs. An employee got us checked in, bags tagged, and convinced us to carry on one more bag.

SYD
PER
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew, food, lots of free wine

Cons: Nothin

Thu, 12 Dec
CNS
Cairns
AKL
Auckland Intl
23h 25m
Tue, 17 Dec
AKL
Auckland Intl
CNS
Cairns
19h 00m
$14,798
Trip: 6 days
8.7Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 3,768 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.5
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.4
SFO
SIN
Excellent 8.3

Pros: I liked that on the longest leg of my trip - I had an entire row to myself to stretch out. Im old, things like that are important...along with compression socks...haha!

Cons: I think the food - I dont know exactly what, because we're on a plane - but I think it could be a bit more appealing? More greens, colors? Not sure, but it was okay.

SIN
HYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Terrible

SIN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: This time Singapore Airlines Staff seem to be not so helpful. Previously they were happy to help with smiling face and approachable immediately. This time in spite of asking for help in the cabin no one turned up even after multiple requests. I could only get help when someone one walks next to me.

HND
SIN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful trip, Super nice Crew , perfect meal , great entertainment system

Cons: Can not be topped up

FRA
SIN
Okay 4.0

Pros: crew was pushing , no time in an rush all the time

Cons: service level

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