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Low season

MarchBest time to beat the crowds (25% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (26% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$342(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$219or less

Good deal one-way

$120or less

When to book flights from Sydney 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 $120 or less one-way and $219 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Sydney to Cairns was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is March.
  • If you are travelling with infants or young children, there are parents rooms and baby changing facilities in both Domestic Terminals 2 and 3 of Sydney Airport (SYD).
  • If you’re craving a coffee on arrival in Cairns, there is a Macchinetta in the arrival area of Cairns Airport (CNS) serving coffees as well as focaccias and paninis.
  • A great initiative at Sydney Airport is the Airport Ambassador Program. They are volunteers who give of their time each week to give passengers a warm welcome and assist anyone needing help with finding accommodation, facilities, transport or attractions. Look out for them in their bright blue shirts.

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from Sydney to Cairns

Airlines flying from Sydney 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 Sydney to Cairns

Mandatory masks

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

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Sydney to Cairns

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