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Departure Wed, 12 Apr Return Sun, 16 Apr
CNS Cairns
MEL Melbourne
return from 260€
Departure Fri, 21 Apr Return Sun, 23 Apr
CNS Cairns
MEL Melbourne
return from 237€
Departure Fri, 21 Apr Return Mon, 24 Apr
CNS Cairns
MEL Melbourne
return from 281€
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Last checked on 30 March 2023
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 46% more expensive in Melbourne than in Cairns.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 6% more expensive in Melbourne than in Cairns.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 73% more expensive in Melbourne than in Cairns.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Melbourne is 3% cheaper than in Cairns.

Cairns airports
  • ( Cairns International Airport (CNS)
    How far from city centre: 48 kms
Melbourne airports
  • ( Melbourne Airport (MEL)
    How far from city centre: 11 kms
  • ( Essendon (MEB)
    How far from city centre: 15 kms
  • ( Avalon Airport (AVV)
    How far from city centre: 50 kms
  • ( Moorabbin (MBW)
    How far from city centre: 15 kms
K Distance: 2365 kms

Find flights from Cairns - Melbourne

Are you excited for an amazing trip from Cairns to Melbourne? You are in the right place! If you need a little getaway to see a loved one or a comfortable flight for your business trip, the best deal prices and airline carriers are a click away from you. You either are looking for a cheap flight or are in a hurry to find a last-minute ticket, no worries! eDreams will take care of everything you need for a perfect vacation in Melbourne. You will get a large selection of airfares from standard and low cost airlines worldwide and easily book your tickets for this route. Don´t forget to book a hotel and choose a car for your perfect trip as a package. Choose the best-suited flight and fasten your seatbelt, we are flying!

How is COVID-19 currently affecting flights from Cairns to Melbourne?
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For flights from Cairns to Melbourne, how can I find the cheapest price?
On eDreams we use machine learning to find the most economical flight between Cairns and Melbourne. By taking into account the combinations of airlines, stopovers, direct flights as well as the various criteria for the journeys, our search engine allows us to offer our customers the best price under the best conditions.
Is Melbourne more expensive than Cairns to visit?
Looking at the price of taxis, a ride in Melbourne costs an around 3.09 EUR euros, 73% more expensive than Cairns, with a fare of 1.79 EUR euros, while train tickets cost 46% more in Melbourne: 2.84 EUR euros against 1.95 EUR euros in Cairns. Comparing the price of a meal, they range from 15.46 EUR euros in Melbourne, 6% more than the 14.53 EUR euros in Cairns. The price of a coffee is approximately 3% cheaper in Melbourne, with an average of 3.14 EUR euros, while in Cairns the coffee costs 3.25 EUR.
When booking, when is the best time to do so in order to get the best prices for Cairns to Melbourne flights?
The most popular month for flights from Cairns to Melbourne are: December, March and October.
When is the best time to travel from Cairns to Melbourne?
A good period of the year to visit Melbourne from Cairns really depends on lots of personal preferences, price being one of the main criteria When it comes to popularity, January is the best month to fly to Melbourne from Cairns, basedd on searches from our customers, followed by December and April. If you prefer to avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds October, March and June are the months with fewer searches for the route Cairns -  Melbourne.
What is the duration of a flight from Cairns to Melbourne?
Flight time, on average, from Cairns to Melbourne is usually 03:25 hours on average, at an average distance of 2,330 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
Which airports have flights between Cairns and Melbourne?
The most common route form Cairns to Melbourne is: Cairns International Airport (CNS) to Melbourne Airport (MEL). These airlines fly this route:
  • Jetstar.
  • Tiger Airways Australia.
  • Virgin Australia.
What airlines fly from Cairns to Melbourne?
Airlines that have direct flight routes from Cairns to Melbourne are:
  • Tiger Airways Australia.
  • Jetstar.
  • Virgin Australia.
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