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Flights Melbourne - Cairns

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Departure Mon, 15 Nov Return Fri, 19 Nov
MEL Melbourne
CNS Cairns
return from 181€
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1.00 EUR = 1.58 AUD
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1 AUD = 0.64 EUR
Last checked on 21 November 2021
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 6% more expensive in Cairns than in Melbourne.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Cairns is 10% cheaper than a meal in Melbourne.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Cairns is 39% cheaper than in Melbourne.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 8% more expensive in Cairns than in Melbourne.

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

Find flights from Melbourne - Cairns

Are you excited for an amazing trip from Melbourne to Cairns? 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 Cairns. 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 fromMelbourne to Cairns?
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For flights from Melbourne to Cairns, how can I find the cheapest price?
On eDreams we use machine learning to find the most economical flight between Melbourne and Cairns. 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 Cairns more expensive than Melbourne to visit?
Looking at taxi prices, a ride in Cairns costs an average of 1.86 EUR euros, 39% cheaper than Melbourne, with a fare of 3.04 EUR euros, while train tickets cost 6% more in Cairns: 3.04 EUR euros against 2.88 EUR euros in Melbourne. Comparing the price of a meal, they range from 11.20 EUR euros in Cairns, 12% less than the 12.80 EUR euros in Melbourne. The price of a coffee is approximately 8% more expensive in Cairns, with an average of 3.02 EUR euros, while in Melbourne the coffee costs 2.79 EUR.
When booking, when is the best time to do so in order to get the best prices for Melbourne to Cairns flights?
The most popular month for flights from Melbourne to Cairns are: November, February and June.
When is the best time to travel from Melbourne to Cairns?
A good period of the year to visit Cairns from Melbourne really depends on lots of personal preferences, price being one of the main criteria When it comes to popularity, April is the best month to fly to Cairns from Melbourne, basedd on searches from our customers, followed by November and January. If you prefer to avoid the busy season and get away from the crowds March, September and May are the months with fewer searches for the route Melbourne -  Cairns.
What is the duration of a flight from Melbourne to Cairns?
Flight time, on average, fromMelbourne to Cairns is usually 03:25 hours on average, at an average distance of 2,335 km, for flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
Which airports have flights between Melbourne and Cairns?
The most common route form Melbourne to Cairns is: Melbourne Airport (MEL) to Cairns International Airport (CNS). These airlines fly this route:
  • Tiger Airways Australia.
  • Jetstar.
  • Virgin Australia.
What airlines fly from Melbourne to Cairns?
Airlines that have direct flight routes from Melbourne to Cairns are:
  • Tiger Airways Australia.
  • Jetstar.
  • Virgin Australia.
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