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Cheap flights from Melbourne Airport to Cairns from £66

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Cairns departing on 14/4. 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.
MEL — CNS
5 Mar — 12 Mar1
1 adult
Tue 5/3
Tue 12/3

Cheap flight deals from Melbourne to Cairns

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Melbourne (MEL) to Cairns (CNS). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 1 March 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

October

Round-trip from

£820

One-way from

£66
High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 32% potential price drop
From Melbourne to Cairns
One-way flight from Melbourne to Cairns

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Melbourne Airport to Cairns?

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 96% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 47% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Melbourne Airport to Cairns 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as £292, or £321 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Cairns?

The best pricing can be found in the month of October. Prices to Cairns from Melbourne Airport average £232. You can even find prices in October for less than £232, as users have found deals to Cairns from as low as £101. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cairns from Melbourne Airport. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 32%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Cairns (MEL - CNS)?

Unlike at midday, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 46% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Cairns by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap Jetstar flights from Melbourne to Cairns

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Jetstar for the route between Melbourne and Cairns. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 936,534 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Consider these cheap Jetstar flights we've found departing from Melbourne to Cairns. Deals update often to give you more flight options matching your criteria
Sat 13/415:05MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Wed 17/419:05CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£131
Fri 12/415:05MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Tue 16/419:05CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£132
Sun 5/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Wed 8/507:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£138
Tue 28/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Tue 4/607:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£153
Mon 29/406:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Mon 6/507:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£164
Fri 3/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Mon 13/507:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£174
Tue 28/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Sat 1/607:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£176
Thu 2/506:40MEL - CNS
1 stop7h 45mJetstar
Thu 9/507:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£177
Sun 5/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Wed 8/510:15CNS - MEL
1 stop7h 50mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£182

Cheap Qantas Airways flights from Melbourne to Cairns

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Qantas Airways for the route between Melbourne and Cairns. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 936,534 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
To aid your search, here are some of the cheapest Qantas Airways flights we've found from Melbourne to Cairns. Make sure to examine the flight information before completing your reservation.
Tue 2/410:30MEL - CNS
1 stop8h 00mQantas Airways
Mon 8/413:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mQantas Airways
Deal found 28/2£327
Sat 30/317:20MEL - CNS
1 stop6h 10mQantas Airways
Mon 8/413:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mQantas Airways
Deal found 28/2£329
Mon 1/408:50MEL - CNS
1 stop6h 05mQantas Airways
Thu 4/412:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mQantas Airways
Deal found 28/2£369
Fri 8/306:00MEL - CNS
1 stop6h 30mQantas Airways
Tue 12/306:00CNS - MEL
1 stop11h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 29/2£379
Sat 6/717:00MEL - CNS
1 stop6h 00mQantas Airways
Sun 14/706:00CNS - MEL
1 stop10h 40mQantas Airways
Deal found 28/2£403
Thu 7/309:45MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mQantas Airways
Mon 11/306:00CNS - MEL
1 stop6h 40mQantas Airways
Deal found 29/2£431
Thu 7/309:30MEL - CNS
1 stop9h 10mQantas Airways
Fri 8/312:25CNS - MEL
1 stop5h 40mQantas Airways
Deal found 29/2£969
Thu 7/309:30MEL - CNS
1 stop9h 10mQantas Airways
Sat 9/306:00CNS - MEL
1 stop5h 35mQantas Airways
Deal found 29/2£971

Cheap Melbourne to Cairns flights in March & April 2024

Find cheap flight options from Melbourne to Cairns specifically for the months of March and April 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 936,534 searches. Prices were last updated on 1 March 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Melbourne to Cairns in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Tue 19/316:30MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Tue 26/319:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 29/2£172
Mon 18/306:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 15mJetstar
Tue 19/306:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£183
Fri 22/310:10MEL - CNS
1 stop6h 50mVirgin Australia
Tue 26/319:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 29/2£193
Fri 15/319:50MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Tue 19/306:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£196
Fri 22/316:30MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Tue 26/319:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 29/2£203
Fri 1/319:50MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Tue 5/306:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£208
Thu 21/316:10MEL - CNS
1 stop8h 20mJetstar
Sun 24/307:20CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£215
Sat 2/319:50MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Wed 6/309:15CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£217
Thu 21/316:30MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Mon 25/319:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 28/2£218

Melbourne to Cairns 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Melbourne and Cairns in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 936,534 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Melbourne to Cairns in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Sat 13/415:05MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Wed 17/419:05CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£131
Fri 12/415:05MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Tue 16/419:05CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£132
Sun 5/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Wed 8/507:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£138
Tue 28/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Tue 4/607:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£153
Tue 22/1019:35MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Mon 4/1107:35CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 27/2£158
Mon 29/406:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Mon 6/507:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£164
Tue 19/316:30MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Tue 26/319:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 29/2£172
Fri 3/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Mon 13/507:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£174
Tue 28/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Sat 1/607:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£176

Direct flights to Cairns from Melbourne

Discover direct flight options from Melbourne to Cairns. Find direct flights with no stopovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore direct flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 936,534 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
If you're seeking options on non-stop flights from Melbourne to Cairns, check out these fares. Those looking to potentially save on 1 or 2-stop flights from Melbourne to Cairns should utilise the search form at the top of the page.
Sat 13/415:05MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Wed 17/419:05CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£131
Fri 12/415:05MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Tue 16/419:05CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£132
Sun 5/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Wed 8/507:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£138
Tue 28/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Tue 4/607:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£153
Mon 29/406:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Mon 6/507:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£164
Tue 19/316:30MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Tue 26/319:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 29/2£172
Fri 3/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Mon 13/507:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£174
Tue 28/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Sat 1/607:00CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 30mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£176
Mon 18/306:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 15mJetstar
Tue 19/306:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£183

Melbourne to Cairns flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Melbourne to Cairns for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 936,534 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Book one of these great deals on flights from Melbourne to Cairns. Users should be sure to double check the price, date, and time of their last-minute flight.
Wed 6/306:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 15mJetstar
Sun 10/307:20CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£206
Tue 5/319:50MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Wed 6/309:15CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£217
Tue 5/316:10MEL - CNS
1 stop5h 00mVirgin Australia
Tue 12/319:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 29/2£238
Tue 5/315:10MEL - CNS
1 stop6h 00mVirgin Australia
Tue 12/319:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 28/2£239
Tue 5/316:10MEL - CNS
1 stop5h 00mVirgin Australia
Tue 12/310:55CNS - MEL
1 stop5h 40mVirgin Australia
Deal found 29/2£247
Thu 7/306:15MEL - CNS
1 stop5h 00mVirgin Australia
Sun 10/319:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 28/2£251
Thu 7/306:15MEL - CNS
1 stop5h 00mVirgin Australia
Fri 15/310:35CNS - MEL
1 stop6h 00mVirgin Australia
Deal found 28/2£254
Thu 7/308:10MEL - CNS
1 stop6h 50mVirgin Australia
Mon 11/319:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 28/2£259
Thu 7/309:30MEL - CNS
1 stop8h 15mVirgin Australia
Mon 11/319:45CNS - MEL
Nonstop3h 25mVirgin Australia
Deal found 29/2£266

One-way flights to Cairns from Melbourne

Search for one-way flight options from Melbourne to Cairns. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 936,534 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Users travelling one-way from Melbourne to Cairns can select one of these great deals. Users can also find round-trip Melbourne to Cairns flights by using the search form above.
Sun 14/406:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£66
Tue 9/419:15MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£66
Mon 29/406:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£72
Wed 20/306:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 15mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£81
Sun 19/506:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Deal found 28/2£92
Mon 8/419:15MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 20mJetstar
Deal found 29/2£103
Tue 12/306:00MEL - CNS
Nonstop3h 15mJetstar
Deal found 27/2£104
Thu 14/306:15MEL - CNS
1 stop5h 00mVirgin Australia
Deal found 29/2£111
Wed 17/418:40MEL - CNS
1 stop5h 15mVirgin Australia
Deal found 28/2£111

Find flights from Melbourne to Cairns within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Melbourne to Cairns that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 936,534 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.

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£131 - £327

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Price

MelbourneCairns

MEL - CNS

MELCNS

Melbourne

Sat 13/4

Nonstop3h 20m

Cairns

Wed 17/4

Nonstop3h 25m

£131

MelbourneCairns

MEL - CNS

MELCNS

Melbourne

Fri 12/4

Nonstop3h 20m

Cairns

Tue 16/4

Nonstop3h 25m

£132

MelbourneCairns

MEL - CNS

MELCNS

Melbourne

Sun 5/5

Nonstop3h 20m

Cairns

Wed 8/5

Nonstop3h 30m

£138

MelbourneCairns

MEL - CNS

MELCNS

Melbourne

Tue 28/5

Nonstop3h 20m

Cairns

Tue 4/6

Nonstop3h 30m

£153

MelbourneCairns

MEL - CNS

MELCNS

Melbourne

Tue 19/3

Nonstop3h 25m

Cairns

Tue 26/3

Nonstop3h 25m

£172

MelbourneCairns

MEL - CNS

MELCNS

Melbourne

Mon 5/8

1 stop5h 35m

Cairns

Sun 11/8

Nonstop3h 25m

£193

MelbourneCairns

MEL - CNS

MELCNS

Melbourne

Tue 26/3

1 stop5h 00m

Cairns

Sun 31/3

Nonstop3h 25m

£194

MelbourneCairns

MEL - CNS

MELCNS

Melbourne

Wed 13/3

Nonstop3h 15m

Cairns

Sat 16/3

Nonstop3h 25m

£281

MelbourneCairns

MEL - CNS

MELCNS

Melbourne

Tue 2/4

1 stop8h 00m

Cairns

Mon 8/4

Nonstop3h 30m

£327

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When is the best time to book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Melbourne to Cairns. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The price you pay for your flight from Melbourne Airport to Cairns may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 86 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Cairns?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Melbourne to Cairns. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Midday
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Melbourne Airport to Cairns flight should consider departing on Wednesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Thursday at midday flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Cairns by month

Plan your trip from Melbourne to Cairns by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Melbourne to Cairns is currently £90 while a return flight costs £191. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Cairns (average of £1,312). Flying from Melbourne Airport to Cairns in July is currently the most expensive (average of £2,092). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

£1,392

February

£1,250

March

£1,291

April

£1,323

May

£1,113

June

£1,247

July

£1,654

August

£1,243

September

£1,037

October

£1,443

November

£1,304

December

£1,405

Temperature and rainfall in Cairns by month

Plan your trip to Cairns by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CNS

Temperature

21 - 27 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Cairns

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Cairns. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Cairns. Reviews last updated 1 March 2024.
Read reviews from past customers who have flown Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Rex from Melbourne to Cairns. In addition to providing an overall rating, users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
9.0
Wonderful
23 reviews

Food

7.4

Entertainment

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Crew

9.2

Overall

9.0

Boarding

8.6

Reviews

1 / 1

One of the stewardesses, older with black hair, was far and above the most professional, very helpful and highly enthusiastic air steward I have ever experienced. She clearly cared about each and every passenger and nothing was too much trouble. When asking customers to become ready for landing, her manner of asking to straighten chairs, return trays and stop using laptops was so polite and non-threatening; she was a delight to watch working. She has a short 3 or 4 letter name, I think, but can’t remember her name. Rex flight on Sunday 9/7 @ 11:45 am Gold Coast to Melbourne

9.0
Wonderful
23 reviews
9.0
Wonderful
23 reviews

Food

7.4

Entertainment

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Crew

9.2

Overall

9.0

Boarding

8.6

Reviews

1 / 1

One of the stewardesses, older with black hair, was far and above the most professional, very helpful and highly enthusiastic air steward I have ever experienced. She clearly cared about each and every passenger and nothing was too much trouble. When asking customers to become ready for landing, her manner of asking to straighten chairs, return trays and stop using laptops was so polite and non-threatening; she was a delight to watch working. She has a short 3 or 4 letter name, I think, but can’t remember her name. Rex flight on Sunday 9/7 @ 11:45 am Gold Coast to Melbourne

7.9
Good
774 reviews
9.0
Wonderful
23 reviews

Food

7.4

Entertainment

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Crew

9.2

Overall

9.0

Boarding

8.6

Reviews

1 / 1

One of the stewardesses, older with black hair, was far and above the most professional, very helpful and highly enthusiastic air steward I have ever experienced. She clearly cared about each and every passenger and nothing was too much trouble. When asking customers to become ready for landing, her manner of asking to straighten chairs, return trays and stop using laptops was so polite and non-threatening; she was a delight to watch working. She has a short 3 or 4 letter name, I think, but can’t remember her name. Rex flight on Sunday 9/7 @ 11:45 am Gold Coast to Melbourne

7.8
Good
1,107 reviews
9.0
Wonderful
23 reviews

Food

7.4

Entertainment

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Crew

9.2

Overall

9.0

Boarding

8.6

Reviews

1 / 1

One of the stewardesses, older with black hair, was far and above the most professional, very helpful and highly enthusiastic air steward I have ever experienced. She clearly cared about each and every passenger and nothing was too much trouble. When asking customers to become ready for landing, her manner of asking to straighten chairs, return trays and stop using laptops was so polite and non-threatening; she was a delight to watch working. She has a short 3 or 4 letter name, I think, but can’t remember her name. Rex flight on Sunday 9/7 @ 11:45 am Gold Coast to Melbourne

6.9
Okay
789 reviews