Flights from Sydney Airport SYD to Cairns Airport CNS

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Returns from £133.36

One-way from £66.29

Flights are offered by 18 airline companies if you are flying to Cairns to Kingsford Smith. The distance covered when flying from Kingsford Smith to Cairns Australia is 1,973 Km (1,226 Miles) with the travel time being around 3 Hours 8 Minutes. SYD is the Airport code for Kingsford Smith and CNS is for Cairns Australia.

The cost of ticket prices to Cairns Australia can vary quite considerably if you travel at certain times of the week especially at weekends. It is normally worth booking flights well in advance if possible to get the best deal to Cairns Australia perhaps midweek or late evening. Please book in advance if you want to take advantage of the best prices airlines have to offer as prices normally increase as time goes on.

Please see below the airlines that fly from Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Cairns (CNS) and the amount of daily flights in operation.

Flights Chart
AirlinerMoTuWeThFrSaSuFirst FlightLast FlightFlights
Qantas534544406:1022:50VIEW FLIGHTS
Etihad Airways533243308:1018:35VIEW FLIGHTS
Jetstar323332306:1022:50VIEW FLIGHTS
Virgin Australia322232208:1018:35VIEW FLIGHTS
Singapore Airlines322232208:1018:35VIEW FLIGHTS
Hawaiian Airlines322232208:1018:35VIEW FLIGHTS
Qatar Airways222222208:1015:55VIEW FLIGHTS
United Airlines112221112:4015:55VIEW FLIGHTS
Cathay Pacific211212109:4518:30VIEW FLIGHTS
British Airways211212109:4518:30VIEW FLIGHTS
Air New Zealand111212109:4518:30VIEW FLIGHTS
LATAM Airlines111111115:1018:15VIEW FLIGHTS
Emirates111111109:4512:50VIEW FLIGHTS
China Eastern Airlines111111109:4512:50VIEW FLIGHTS
American Airlines111111109:4512:50VIEW FLIGHTS
All Nippon Airways111111108:1012:40VIEW FLIGHTS
Air France111111109:4512:50VIEW FLIGHTS
Air Canada111111112:4015:55VIEW FLIGHTS

Qantas offer the most direct flights from Kingsford Smith to Cairns with an average of 29 flights a week. The earliest flights are operated at 06:10 and the latest flights operated at 22:50 and the most common flight numbers are QF5872, QF5876, QF5878 and QF922

For more details regarding Qantas flight information and bookings you can visit them at qantas.com.au

Please see below the times of flights. These times and frequency may vary at different times of the year please visit the website for more information.

Flights Time In WeekDays
DayFlight TimesFlights
Monday
06:10
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5872
JetstarJQ952
08:10
AirlineFlightNo
Virgin AustraliaVA1413
09:45
AirlineFlightNo
Air New ZealandNZ7922
China Eastern AirlinesMU4096
Air FranceAF9677
American AirlinesAA7347
British AirwaysBA7468
Cathay PacificCX9024
EmiratesEK5393
QantasQF922
11:25
AirlineFlightNo
Singapore AirlinesSQ6658
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4069
All Nippon AirwaysNH6409
Qatar AirwaysQR7159
Etihad AirwaysEY6838
12:40
AirlineFlightNo
United AirlinesUA7420
Singapore AirlinesSQ6654
Air CanadaAC2759
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4071
Virgin AustraliaVA1419
Qatar AirwaysQR8527
Etihad AirwaysEY6445
14:00
AirlineFlightNo
British AirwaysBA7466
Cathay PacificCX9179
QantasQF924
15:20
AirlineFlightNo
Etihad AirwaysEY6455
Etihad AirwaysEY6483
15:55
AirlineFlightNo
Etihad AirwaysEY6444
18:15
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5878
LATAM AirlinesLA5704
JetstarJQ958
18:35
AirlineFlightNo
Singapore AirlinesSQ6656
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4070
Virgin AustraliaVA1423
19:45
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5876
JetstarJQ956
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Tuesday
08:10
AirlineFlightNo
Singapore AirlinesSQ6658
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4069
Virgin AustraliaVA1413
Qatar AirwaysQR7159
Etihad AirwaysEY6838
09:15
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5872
JetstarJQ952
09:45
AirlineFlightNo
Air New ZealandNZ7922
China Eastern AirlinesMU4096
Air FranceAF9677
American AirlinesAA7347
British AirwaysBA7468
Cathay PacificCX9024
EmiratesEK5393
12:40
AirlineFlightNo
United AirlinesUA7420
Singapore AirlinesSQ6654
Air CanadaAC2759
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4071
All Nippon AirwaysNH6409
Virgin AustraliaVA1419
Qatar AirwaysQR8527
Etihad AirwaysEY6444
12:50
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF922
15:55
AirlineFlightNo
Etihad AirwaysEY6445
18:15
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5878
LATAM AirlinesLA5704
JetstarJQ958
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Wednesday
06:10
AirlineFlightNo
JetstarJQ952
09:15
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5872
09:45
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF922
11:25
AirlineFlightNo
Singapore AirlinesSQ6658
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4069
All Nippon AirwaysNH6409
Virgin AustraliaVA1413
Qatar AirwaysQR7159
Etihad AirwaysEY6838
12:50
AirlineFlightNo
Air New ZealandNZ7922
China Eastern AirlinesMU4096
Air FranceAF9677
American AirlinesAA7347
British AirwaysBA7468
Cathay PacificCX9024
EmiratesEK5393
15:55
AirlineFlightNo
United AirlinesUA7411
United AirlinesUA7420
Singapore AirlinesSQ6654
Air CanadaAC2759
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4071
Virgin AustraliaVA1419
Qatar AirwaysQR8527
Etihad AirwaysEY6444
Etihad AirwaysEY6445
18:15
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5878
LATAM AirlinesLA5704
JetstarJQ958
19:45
AirlineFlightNo
JetstarJQ956
22:50
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5876
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Thursday
08:10
AirlineFlightNo
Singapore AirlinesSQ6658
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4069
Virgin AustraliaVA1413
Qatar AirwaysQR7159
Etihad AirwaysEY6838
09:15
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5872
JetstarJQ952
09:45
AirlineFlightNo
Air New ZealandNZ7922
China Eastern AirlinesMU4096
Air FranceAF9677
American AirlinesAA7347
British AirwaysBA7468
Cathay PacificCX9024
EmiratesEK5393
QantasQF922
12:40
AirlineFlightNo
United AirlinesUA7411
Singapore AirlinesSQ6654
Air CanadaAC2759
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4071
All Nippon AirwaysNH6409
Virgin AustraliaVA1419
Qatar AirwaysQR8527
Etihad AirwaysEY6445
15:10
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5878
LATAM AirlinesLA5704
15:25
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF924
15:55
AirlineFlightNo
United AirlinesUA7420
18:15
AirlineFlightNo
JetstarJQ958
18:30
AirlineFlightNo
Air New ZealandNZ7576
British AirwaysBA7466
Cathay PacificCX9179
19:45
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5876
22:50
AirlineFlightNo
JetstarJQ956
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Friday
06:10
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5872
JetstarJQ952
08:10
AirlineFlightNo
Singapore AirlinesSQ6658
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4069
All Nippon AirwaysNH6409
Virgin AustraliaVA1413
Qatar AirwaysQR7159
Etihad AirwaysEY6838
09:45
AirlineFlightNo
Air New ZealandNZ7922
China Eastern AirlinesMU4096
Air FranceAF9677
American AirlinesAA7347
British AirwaysBA7468
Cathay PacificCX9024
EmiratesEK5393
12:40
AirlineFlightNo
United AirlinesUA7420
Singapore AirlinesSQ6654
Air CanadaAC2759
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4071
Virgin AustraliaVA1419
Qatar AirwaysQR8527
Etihad AirwaysEY6445
12:50
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF922
15:55
AirlineFlightNo
United AirlinesUA7411
Etihad AirwaysEY6444
18:15
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5878
LATAM AirlinesLA5704
JetstarJQ958
18:35
AirlineFlightNo
Singapore AirlinesSQ6656
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4070
Virgin AustraliaVA1423
Etihad AirwaysEY6455
19:45
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5876
22:50
AirlineFlightNo
JetstarJQ956
VIEW FLIGHTS
Saturday
06:10
AirlineFlightNo
JetstarJQ952
08:10
AirlineFlightNo
Singapore AirlinesSQ6658
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4069
All Nippon AirwaysNH6409
Qatar AirwaysQR7159
Etihad AirwaysEY6838
09:15
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5872
09:45
AirlineFlightNo
Air New ZealandNZ7922
China Eastern AirlinesMU4096
Air FranceAF9677
American AirlinesAA7347
British AirwaysBA7468
Cathay PacificCX9024
EmiratesEK5393
QantasQF922
11:25
AirlineFlightNo
Virgin AustraliaVA1413
12:40
AirlineFlightNo
United AirlinesUA7420
Singapore AirlinesSQ6654
Air CanadaAC2759
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4071
Virgin AustraliaVA1419
Qatar AirwaysQR8527
15:55
AirlineFlightNo
Etihad AirwaysEY6444
Etihad AirwaysEY6445
18:15
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5878
LATAM AirlinesLA5704
JetstarJQ958
18:30
AirlineFlightNo
Air New ZealandNZ7576
British AirwaysBA7466
Cathay PacificCX9179
QantasQF924
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Sunday
06:10
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5872
08:10
AirlineFlightNo
Singapore AirlinesSQ6658
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4069
All Nippon AirwaysNH6409
Virgin AustraliaVA1413
Qatar AirwaysQR7159
Etihad AirwaysEY6838
09:15
AirlineFlightNo
JetstarJQ952
09:45
AirlineFlightNo
Air New ZealandNZ7922
China Eastern AirlinesMU4096
Air FranceAF9677
American AirlinesAA7347
British AirwaysBA7468
Cathay PacificCX9024
EmiratesEK5393
QantasQF922
12:40
AirlineFlightNo
United AirlinesUA7420
Singapore AirlinesSQ6654
Air CanadaAC2759
Hawaiian AirlinesHA4071
Virgin AustraliaVA1419
Qatar AirwaysQR8527
Etihad AirwaysEY6444
Etihad AirwaysEY6445
15:10
AirlineFlightNo
JetstarJQ958
18:15
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5878
LATAM AirlinesLA5704
22:50
AirlineFlightNo
QantasQF5876
JetstarJQ956
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Alternatively, there are other routes that depart Kingsford Smith and arrive at Cairns or other nearby airports. The table below gives you a summary of these.

Alternative Direct Routes
RouteStopsDistanceFlying Time
Newcastle Williamtown to Cairns01,872 km (1,163 miles)3 Hours 1 Minute

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Flight Price FAQ - Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS)

DIRECT Jetstar
What is the cheapest direct flight one way from Sydney SYD to Cairns CNS?
The cheapest direct flight one way from Sydney SYD to Cairns CNS is £66.29 ($84 €78.36)
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What is the cheapest direct return flight from Sydney SYD to Cairns CNS?
The cheapest direct return flight from Sydney SYD to Cairns CNS is £133.36 ($169 €157.65)
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Flight Info FAQ - Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS)

Who flies from Sydney to Cairns?
The following airlines fly from Sydney (SYD) to Cairns (CNS): Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Jetstar, LATAM Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Australia.
How far is the flight from Sydney to Cairns?
The flight from Sydney to Cairns is 1,973KM or 1,226 miles.
How long does the flight from Sydney to Cairns to take?
The flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 3 Hours 8 Minutes.

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