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Cheap MEL to CNS Flights

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Melbourne to Cairns route information

Origin Airport Tullamarine
Destination Airport Cairns Intl.
Airlines Serving Jetstar, Jetstar with Bag, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia
Flight Price $186
Distance 1,437 mi



Cheap MEL to CNS Flights

  • Question : What is the cheapest day to fly?
    Answer : The cheapest day to fly from Melbourne to Cairns is on Friday. So, if you are trying to save a little money on your next holiday look for flights on Friday.
  • Question : How long is the flight from MEL to CNS?
    Answer : This direct flight will whoosh you away to your destination in three hours and 20 minutes via Jetstar. If you catch the 8:10 AM AEST departure, you'll arrive at 10:30 AM AEST. You'll have plenty of time to freshen up (don't forget, there is a time change of one hour).
  • Question : What is the cheapest day to fly to Cairns?
    Answer : Jul 19th has bookings (as of Jul 15th) for as little as $186. That comes in 51% below the average price for this route. Saving now gives you more money in your hand.
  • Question : How many flights are there per day from Melbourne to Cairns?
    Answer : The number of flight times varies by day of the week, but on average, MEL to CNS sees 12 different options. You’ll have more choices on this route than most others departing Australia.
  • Question : How long does it take to fly from Melbourne to Cairns?
    Answer : If you are flying on Jetstar, your flight will be around three hours and 20 minutes. So, if you were to leave Melbourne at 8:10 AM AEST, you would get to Cairns at 10:30 AM AEST (remember, there is a one-hour time difference).
  • Question : Can I change the date of my flight?
    Answer : Yes, you can switch your departure date. If you would like to save some funds in doing so, the lowest-cost day to fly in July is Friday. Having flexibility in your travel plans means you can save more, so be sure to plan ahead when possible.
  • Question : How long does the average person visit Cairns?
    Answer : Of course, you're not an average person, but if you were, you'd stay roughly nine days.

Melbourne to Cairns Flights

Sometimes you just need to get out of town or maybe you’re looking for a change of scenery. Regardless of the reason, a flight from Melbourne to Cairns will do just the trick! Go on, plan to see all the famous landmarks and eat your weight in the local cuisine. Your trip is beckoning, so answer the call by packing your suitcase and filling your travel itinerary with exploring Cairns.

Whether you’re flying for business or jet-setting on your personal time, you’ve come to the right place. Here at, we’ll pair you up with MEL to CNS flights that won’t make your bank account wince. Ready to temporarily leave behind Melbourne for new horizons? Browse through our cheap airfare, and filter by flight times and dates until you find just what you had in mind. From flights without layovers to ones that arrive early in the morning, you’ll come across plane tickets that suit your travel preferences. You can even bundle your flight to CNS with hotels and car rentals to score even bigger savings.

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