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Cheapest flights to Cairns airports

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Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Johannesburg TO Cairns

Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport (JNB) to Cairns (CNS)

Typically, flights to Cairns from Johannesburg are cheaper when flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cairns, which has an average price of R22 161

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTSeptember21% cheaperFlying from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cairns costs on average just R17 426 in September
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTJuly45% more expensiveIt costs about R32 210 for flights to Cairns from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CAIRNS FROM JOHANNESBURG OR TAMBO AIRPORTJune324% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Cairns from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport in June than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Cairns?

If you aren’t able to travel during the month of September, then book flights to Cairns from South Africa during May instead. Flights to Cairns in May, while not as cheap as those in September, still average around R18 415.

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Cairns from South Africa is on a Wednesday. momondo users have found tickets for Wednesday departures for as low as R15 229. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Saturday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Cairns on Saturday is R19 692.

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Cairns is in the morning. momondo users have found flights departing from South Africa to Cairns in the morning for as low as R17 667. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Cairns is in the afternoon when prices are around R24 480.

Bloomfield Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Cairns.

Cairns flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in South Africa to Cairns found recently by users on momondo
Cathay Pacific
JNBJohannesburg OR Tambo
41h 40m

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If you're looking for one-way flights from South Africa to Cairns, view some of our deals below provided by Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific
JNBJohannesburg OR Tambo
41h 40m

Which airlines fly to Cairns?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Cairns

Which airlines fly to Cairns?

There may be other airlines that fly to Cairns from South Africa, but the most popular among our users are Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Emirates and Cathay Pacific. These airlines should offer flights to Cairns on a routine basis if you’re flying from one of the more popular airports in South Africa.

Emirates Flights to Cairns

Emirates operates around 21 flights into Cairns in any given week. The most common departure point for these flights was from Brisbane, with the best return Emirates deal found being R18 956 (Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cairns). Users have rated Emirates 8,4/10 in over 129 reviews on momondo.

Cathay Pacific Flights to Cairns

Cathay Pacific flight deals to Cairns start from R15 784 - this is the best price found recently on momondo, and was a return journey departing from Johannesburg OR Tambo. Over any normal week, Cathay Pacific flight prices are typically higher, but vary depending on where you fly from - Sydney Kingsford Smith is the most popular Cathay Pacific departure point to Cairns so generally has the most availability. Cathay Pacific is scored a 8,1/10 in 34 reviews.

Popular routes to Cairns

Most frequently searched flights to Cairns along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Johannesburg to Cairns Flights
Fastest flight time41h 40m
Cheapest priceR67 759

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