Find Cheap Flights from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith (CNS - SYD)

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Average Price:
$350
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$192
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith

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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

When looking for a cheap flight, consider that 25% of our users selected a flight on this route for $192 or less.
The cheapest flight from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith was found 58 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 9% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith Flights

How long does a flight from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 55m, covering a distance of 1225 miles.
How many flights are there between Cairns and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
There are 350 (nonstop) flights between Cairns and Sydney Kingsford Smith per week, averaging 50 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Tigerair Australia ($161), Multiple Airlines ($191) and Jetstar ($247).
Do I need a passport to fly between Cairns and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cairns and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
Qantas Airways (10 times daily), Jetstar (5 times daily), Virgin Australia (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
For Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith back to Cairns, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Cairns to Sydney Kingsford Smith (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Cairns
$161
only
$161
Destination
Sydney
$161
only
$161
Wed, Jan 31
CNS
SYD
2h 55m
Thu, Feb 1
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 2 days
4.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.3 Okay
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.0
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.6
BNE
MEL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was swift and easy. Staff very pleasant.

Cramped cabin.

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really

Seats are like so tight...harly any space.. It's just too cheap

CNS
SYD
Good 6.8

Fast boarding using web check-in. Affordable price

Nothing to do during flight

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Did print barcodes on ticket so had to wait. Paid for queue jump but didn't print out on ticket. Rough landing.

SYD
OOL
Excellent 8.0

Staff where fantastic polite and professional

The wait time due to broken equipment.

Sat, Dec 9
CNS
SYD
3h 00m
Sat, Dec 16
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Nov 30
CNS
SYD
2h 55m
Mon, Dec 4
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 5 days
5.1OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.1 Okay
Based on 97 reviews
Overall
6.1
Boarding
6.3
Comfort
5.9
Crew
6.7
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.0
CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Jetstar is a budget airline in every way. There was no food, comfort, or entertainment on the flight. We mistakingly did not have prebooked baggage, and had to pay an arm and a leg to get our bags to Sydney. Avoid Jetstar at all costs. I have heard plenty of other horrible things from other customers.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 2.6

All food and drink service needed to be purchased. Had an issue with a lost wallet left on the plane, and limited help in retrieving it.

CNS
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Got from point A to B early.

It's a nickel and dime discount airline. We will never take it again. Passengers should definitely read all the baggage rules prior to purchasing a ticket; we paid $180 in additional bag fees. There is a very strict 7kg carry-on rule. You have to buy everything in board, they will not allow you to take your coffee or hot food on board the plane.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 8.3

Loading of plane through two doors speeds boarding . Did not take food or entertainment, so I cannot speak to quality of these things.

Being charged for checked in luggage, and even e most basic of beverages.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Seat is better on the a 321 the crew was nice, we were early

The follow the hand baggage rules

Tue, Dec 19
CNS
SYD
3h 05m
Wed, Dec 27
SYD
CNS
14h 25m
Trip: 9 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 39 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CNS
SYD
Okay 5.3

Our flight was delayed by 4 hours, but luckily Kayak emailed me so I didn't go to the airport at 3am. When I arrived at the airport at 7:30 I was given meal vouchers, which is nice.

Not a lot of leg room. Nothing is provided. You have to pay for coffee or tea and anything else you may want.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Free luggage check and a meal for a 2.5 hour flight.

CNS
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Flight on time and flight attendants were very attentive.

All good!

CNS
SYD
Good 7.0

Accommodating crew, helpful when feeling ill

Horrible food, no leg room, little room to move

CNS
SYD
Good 7.3

I really appreciated the free checked bag. Aside from a little confusion as to which way to board the plane, all was smooth.

Thu, Feb 15
CNS
SYD
2h 55m
Mon, Feb 19
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 5 days
4.3OkayShow reviews
Overall 4.3 Okay
Based on 7 reviews
Overall
6.3
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
6.0
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
5.0
Food
5.6
CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cheap Add-ons to customize flight

Flight crew let's people cut into line Some seats double booked

MEL
SYD
Good 7.6

It is a budget airline so don't expect royal treatment. However, compared to other budget airlines I've flew on, this one is pretty decent. You can bring carry on, only it has to be under a certain weight. The chairs recline and the staff is very nice.

PPP
SYD
Okay 4.6

Crew was nice

Pilot wasn't the smoothest

BNE
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing really

Seats are like so tight...harly any space.. It's just too cheap

BNE
MEL
Okay 5.3

Boarding was swift and easy. Staff very pleasant.

Cramped cabin.

Wed, Nov 29
CNS
SYD
3h 00m
Wed, Dec 6
SYD
CNS
3h 05m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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