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How long does a flight from San Jose to Cairns take?
An average nonstop flight takes 25h 53m, covering a distance of 7044 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Jose to Cairns?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Virgin Australia ($1135)
Do I need a passport to fly between San Jose and Cairns?
Yes.

Book cheap flights from San Jose to Cairns (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
San Jose
$1135
only
$1135
Destination
Cairns
$1135
only
$1135
Thu, May 24
SJC
CNS
30h 40m
Fri, Jun 8
CNS
SJC
24h 05m
$1135
Trip: 16 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2145 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
CNS
Okay 4.3

Nice crew.

This flight was full with many families with small children. The parents exercised almost no control over their rambunctious children. A gentlemen in my row turned around to request that the children seated behind him not bang and bump the back of his seat. After 3 such requests a fight almost broke out between adults. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this on a flight. I myself got no rest on the 3 hr flight to Cairns.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

We were pleasantly surprised by the legroom for the regular economy seats. We usually opt extra legroom because my husband is 6'4" but he was very comfortable on this flight. We fly often and on many different airlines, but Virgin always stands out for exceptional service, modern and clean planes (continuously attended to throughout the flight), better meals, friendly staff, extensive entertainment options...definitely one of the best overhaul international flights we've had.

The check-in procedure at Sydney Airport was a bit of a nightmare. Even the people who had checked in online had to wait in line (for 30 minutes-1 hour) to get boarding pass and check bags. We had carry-on bags only and still had to do this. I understand they need to recheck everyone's documents since the flight was headed to the US, but the available counters and process for moving customers along was very slow. Other than that, we had an excellent 5* star experience.

LAX
SYD
Mediocre 3.3

Flight canceled after luggage gone spent bight hotel arrive later than they said next day and missed connecting

In Sydney spent another night in hotel missed fathers 87th birthday. Promised no fees to change return ticket told it was in file and to just call the was no record of that promise when I called overall horrible experience

CNS
BNE
Excellent 9.3

-Professional, clean. Staff seemed happy to be there. -Use of both front and rear boarding allows for faster departure.

-Need clearer instructions or a crew member to direct passengers to front or back of plane. -In flight entertainment depends on predownload of an app.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Gate crew gave us extra seats to spread out and flight was around comfortable. Really enjoyed in-flight TV options

We normally love to check prices on KAYAK and then book directly through airlines which we thought we were doing in this incident. But after we booked we realized a third-party website – Webjet- would be handling our tickets which resulted in many problems. We ended up needing to change our itinerary in a simple way that would’ve been easy to do through the airline but webjet would not accommodate without spending $2500 in ticket fees. To avoid that we had to book additional tickets and take an additional flight that ended up being cheaper but quite the hassle that took way longer

Thu, Mar 1
SJC
CNS
25h 53m
Wed, Mar 14
CNS
SJC
37h 19m
$1254
Trip: 13 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2145 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Good 7.3

Our luggage was left in LA. Hoping to get it tomorrow.

MEL
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Wonderful experience from check in, to inflight crew and quickness of receiving bags. Would fly with Virgin Australia anytime.

Nothing

BNE
SYD
Excellent 9.3

-Professional, clean. Staff seemed happy to be there. -Use of both front and rear boarding allows for faster departure.

-Need clearer instructions or a crew member to direct passengers to front or back of plane. -In flight entertainment depends on predownload of an app.

SYD
CNS
Okay 4.3

Nice crew.

This flight was full with many families with small children. The parents exercised almost no control over their rambunctious children. A gentlemen in my row turned around to request that the children seated behind him not bang and bump the back of his seat. After 3 such requests a fight almost broke out between adults. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this on a flight. I myself got no rest on the 3 hr flight to Cairns.

CBR
BNE
Good 7.0

Because the flight was short, we had no entertainment options offered. I think I’d like flying more if movies were show, even if the whole airplane shows one movie like they used to do. Otherwise, it was a normal flight...nothing memorable. Though, my fiancé did love the granola bars and raves about them after the flight. I didn’t eat mine so I gave mine to him.

No entertainment options

Tue, Feb 13
SJC
CNS
26h 31m
Thu, Feb 15
CNS
SJC
21h 51m
$1487
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2145 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
CBR
BNE
Good 7.0

Because the flight was short, we had no entertainment options offered. I think I’d like flying more if movies were show, even if the whole airplane shows one movie like they used to do. Otherwise, it was a normal flight...nothing memorable. Though, my fiancé did love the granola bars and raves about them after the flight. I didn’t eat mine so I gave mine to him.

No entertainment options

SYD
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

See above

LAX
SYD
Okay 5.6

When my passport was renewed, for whatever reason my visa didn’t update. The person at the gate offered to help with the renewal — or said I could do it myself. Since it came down to part of the boarding process, I had her do it. It took about two minutes and she charged me $20 extra for the $20 visa. Your strength is supposed to be customer service. Really? On the plane, the seat bottom had nearly no padding for a 14-hour flight. I sat on the small provided sleeping pillow part of the way.

CNS
BNE
Excellent 9.3

-Professional, clean. Staff seemed happy to be there. -Use of both front and rear boarding allows for faster departure.

-Need clearer instructions or a crew member to direct passengers to front or back of plane. -In flight entertainment depends on predownload of an app.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Gate crew gave us extra seats to spread out and flight was around comfortable. Really enjoyed in-flight TV options

We normally love to check prices on KAYAK and then book directly through airlines which we thought we were doing in this incident. But after we booked we realized a third-party website – Webjet- would be handling our tickets which resulted in many problems. We ended up needing to change our itinerary in a simple way that would’ve been easy to do through the airline but webjet would not accommodate without spending $2500 in ticket fees. To avoid that we had to book additional tickets and take an additional flight that ended up being cheaper but quite the hassle that took way longer

Fri, Jan 19
SJC
CNS
50h 55m
Fri, Jan 26
CNS
SJC
24h 44m
$1507
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2145 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

We were pleasantly surprised by the legroom for the regular economy seats. We usually opt extra legroom because my husband is 6'4" but he was very comfortable on this flight. We fly often and on many different airlines, but Virgin always stands out for exceptional service, modern and clean planes (continuously attended to throughout the flight), better meals, friendly staff, extensive entertainment options...definitely one of the best overhaul international flights we've had.

The check-in procedure at Sydney Airport was a bit of a nightmare. Even the people who had checked in online had to wait in line (for 30 minutes-1 hour) to get boarding pass and check bags. We had carry-on bags only and still had to do this. I understand they need to recheck everyone's documents since the flight was headed to the US, but the available counters and process for moving customers along was very slow. Other than that, we had an excellent 5* star experience.

BNE
SYD
Excellent 9.3

-Professional, clean. Staff seemed happy to be there. -Use of both front and rear boarding allows for faster departure.

-Need clearer instructions or a crew member to direct passengers to front or back of plane. -In flight entertainment depends on predownload of an app.

CBR
BNE
Good 7.0

Because the flight was short, we had no entertainment options offered. I think I’d like flying more if movies were show, even if the whole airplane shows one movie like they used to do. Otherwise, it was a normal flight...nothing memorable. Though, my fiancé did love the granola bars and raves about them after the flight. I didn’t eat mine so I gave mine to him.

No entertainment options

LAX
SYD
Okay 5.6

When my passport was renewed, for whatever reason my visa didn’t update. The person at the gate offered to help with the renewal — or said I could do it myself. Since it came down to part of the boarding process, I had her do it. It took about two minutes and she charged me $20 extra for the $20 visa. Your strength is supposed to be customer service. Really? On the plane, the seat bottom had nearly no padding for a 14-hour flight. I sat on the small provided sleeping pillow part of the way.

CNS
BNE
Excellent 9.3

-Professional, clean. Staff seemed happy to be there. -Use of both front and rear boarding allows for faster departure.

-Need clearer instructions or a crew member to direct passengers to front or back of plane. -In flight entertainment depends on predownload of an app.

San Jose to Cairns Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Cairns
Flights Depart from San Jose
Flight Price $1135
Distance 7044 miles
Airlines Virgin Australia
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